GM scientists press for trials to remain secret

August 2008
Farmers Weekly;8/1/2008, p46
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The article reports on the request made by scientists to have the location of small open-air trials of genetically-modified (GM) crops be kept secret to prevent anti-GM activists vandalising the sites. European Union (EU) legislation says that trial locations must be made available to the public. But Howard Atkinson, of the University of Leeds, used a press conference on July 28, 2008 to voice his frustration at the legislation after the location of a GM potato trial at the university was publicised and the trial subsequently destroyed in 2008.


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