Post Brexit Britain could become major grower of GMO crops, bucking Europe

| | October 28, 2016
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Genetically modified crops will be grown across England after Britain pulls out of the European Union, under plans being drawn up by ministers.

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George Eustice, the agriculture minister, revealed in a written parliament answer that “as part of the preparations for EU exit” the government was looking at “possible future arrangements for the regulation of genetically modified organisms”.

Tomatoes rich in antioxidants and blight-resistant potatoes are in line for production,

Mr Eustice insisted that the new rules should be “science-based and proportionate”.

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