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An expert panel has told the UK government that there are no human-health grounds for holding up the planting of genetically modified (GM) crops in Britain.

But the panel said that the crops could have adverse environmental impacts, and should only be grown after case-by-case analysis.

The panel's work is part of a three-pronged assessment of GM crops by the UK government, which included a report issued on the crops' economic impact and a public consultation. The process is being watched closely because British consumers' rejection of the technology is influencing its adoption in many other countries.

Link to Nature news story
Link to GM Science Review Report

Reference: Nature 424, 358 (2003)
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