Reporter 450, 3 April 2000

Medics win a vote of confidence

Leeds microbiologist John Heritage was featured in the New Scientist and Daily Telegraph this week as he and colleagues presented results of new research into genetically modified crops, suggesting that they may be safer than previously thought.

Dr Heritage’s research has found no evidence that the genes in GM crops are ‘escaping’. But he warns that the negative findings are not the end of the story, and said: "That doesn’t mean there aren’t conditions where the gene might be taken up and activated." His research continues.

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