HC Deb 16 December 1999 vol 341 cc283-4W
Mr. Patrick Hall

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give details of the projects on the risks to agriculture from the release of GMOs funded by his Department and completed in the last six months. [103559]

Ms Quin

Three projects on the effects associated with GMOs have been completed in the last six months. These are: an investigation of the interaction between genetically modified micro-organisms (GMMOs) living around sugar beet plants; a study of the chances of the creation of novel viruses from the release of GM virus-tolerant plants; and a desk study of the possible effects associated with the introduction of GM forage grasses and forage legumes. The results of these projects will inform policy on future releases of GMOs.

Details of all three projects are available from the MAFF Library.