GM Crop Tests Results
Safety tests on genetically modified maize currently growing in Britain were flawed, it has emerged.
The crop, T-25 GM maize, was tested in laboratory experiments on chickens. During the tests, twice as many chickens died when fed on T-25 GM maize, compared with those fed on conventional maize. This research was apparently overlooked when the crop was given marketing approval in 1996.
Acre - the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment - granted approval for the commercial use of T-25.