Legal row over genetic crop trials

25 June 1998

Legal row over genetic crop trials

AN organic farmer, backed by environmentalists, is to launch a legal action to challenge the Government over trials of genetically-engineered crops.

Lawyers are starting judicial review proceedings over concerns that a research institute is carrying out genetic trials next to the organic farm of Guy Watson in Devon.

Mr Watson fears weedkiller-resistant genetically-engineered maize could contaminate his organic crops.

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