APR 01] WARWICKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST NEWS
Another Group Joins The GM Crop Battle
Wildlife Trust has added its voice to the campaign against the
GM crop trials at Wolston near Coventry.
Trust has written to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and
Food requesting that the trial be abandoned immediately. The
Brandon Marsh based conservation group claim, as do many others,
that the trial planting so close to Ryton Organic Gardens, one
of the country's main organic research centres, is totally
Trust supports organic farming because it is more beneficial to
wildlife than current standard agricultural practices.
Thompson, the Trust's Conservation Manager, said:
location of the proposed trial is absolutely wrong. The
Trust's policy on GM crop trials does not seek to preclude
scientific research, but identifies the real risks that field
scale trials create.
basic principles need to be adhered to which are that trials
must not compromise organic farming and local opinion needs to
be respected. On both counts this trial is wrong."
possible trials should be limited to laboratory research until
it can be shown that there are definitely no threats to
wildlife from each particular modification.
field scale trials are carried out very detailed monitoring,
open to public scrutiny, needs to be undertaken."
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