Science budget decline hits farming

10 November 1999

Science budget decline hits farming

BRITAIN is seeing a decline in its overall science budget which is hitting agricultural research, according to an analysis by The Daily Telegraph.

The report highlights the fact that concern about genetically modified organisms, salmonella, antibiotic resistance and BSE has increased the need for research.

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But it reports that the ministry of agricultures research budget is set to decline by £11 million in real terms by 2002.

Ian Gibson, a Labour MP, called for a national science strategy and a doubling of investment in research and development in a bill tabled in the House of Commons this week.

  • The Guardian 10/11/99 page 4
  • The Daily Telegraph 10/11/99 page 27

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