S&T Committee (Lords): Non-food crops

01 April 1999

Non-food crops have significant potential to make an impact both on land use and economic activity, particularly those for use in energy production, biocomposites or speciality chemicals. The use of GM techniques increases the number of potential applications for non-food crops. However, it is important to address potential environmental concerns during the development of such crops. This report recommends increased co-ordination and availability of research funding in order to take advantage of this rapidly developing area.