Plea for GM research to continue

18 June 1999

Plea for GM research to continue

THE head of scientific liaison at the Scottish Crops Research Institute has made a plea for research on genetically modified (GM) crops to be allowed to go ahead.

Bill Macfarlane-Smith, who is involved in a three-year government-commissioned research project, said GMs could lead to fewer chemicals on crops.

He also said GM crops could provide disease-resistant crop varieties which could help feed more people.

  • The Herald 18/06/99 page 27

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