Scientists warn of GM superweeds

09 September 1998

Scientists warn of GM ‘superweeds’

BRITAINS top scientists are opposed to the cultivation of some genetically modified (GM) crops that have already been grown in the USA for four years.

Professor Alan Gray, a member of the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment, told the British Association science conference in Cardiff that crops engineered to be resistant to attacking viruses could eventually lead to “superweeds” through the transfer of the resistance genes to wild plants

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