Trust bans GM crops from 700 farms


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.

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