HL Deb 16 December 1999 vol 608 cc65-6WA
Lord Hardy of Wath

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they can give details of all projects on the risks to agriculture from the release of GMOs funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and completed in the last six months. [HL453]

Baroness Hayman

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.