01 April 1999
Trust bans GM crops from 700 farms
THE National Trust has imposed a blanket ban on its tenant farmers using genetically modified (GM) crops.
The trust said tenants would need explicit permission to grow GM crops on their land.
The move affects more than 700 producers on 232,702ha (575,000 acres) of its land in England and Wales.
The trust also said it was removing all foods labelled as containing GM ingredients from sale in its tea-rooms and restaurants and 127 shops.
- Britains biggest farmer bans GM trials, FWi, 30 March, 1999
- M&S latest to ban GM foods, FWi, 16 March, 1999
- More supermarkets back GM-free food, FWi, 08 March, 1999
- Iceland non-GM stance “anti-British”, FWi, 04 March, 1999
- GM debate fuels organic food sales, FWi, 26 February, 1999
- Consumers say no to GM food, FWi, 20 October, 1998
- The Daily Telegraph 01/04/99 page 14