November 06, 2016

07/11/2016: GM wheat trial application in the UK

Genetically modified wheat converts the energy from sunlight into chemical energy via photosynthesis more efficiently than non-GM crops, boosting growth as a result.

According to a recently published article on the bbc website, UK researchers have applied for a licence to carry out a trial of a genetically modified wheat crop in a small field in Hertfordshire.
  
Image: Erich Ferninand

If the government grants permission, the experiment would potentially be the second ongoing field trial in the UK.

A go-ahead would indicate a softening in opposition to outdoor experiments to develop GM crops in Britain.

There is less opposition to GM because there has been a great effort to explain more fully and clearly the potential of GM plants to improve our future.

Read more HERE.
 

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