Genetically modified food a step closer in England as laws relaxed

Genetically modified food a step closer in England as laws relaxed

Government removes costs and red tape in go-ahead for more trials of gene edited crops

The prospect of genetically modified foods being grown and sold in the UK has come a step closer after changes to farming regulations that will allow field trials of gene edited crops in England.

Companies or research organisations wishing to conduct field trials will still have to notify the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the government announced on Wednesday, but existing costs and red tape will be removed so more trials are likely to go ahead.

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