GM crops, modern agriculture and the environment

28 April 2003

The aim of this meeting was to explore the scientific evidence that exists about the potential impact of Genetically Modified (GM) crops on the UK environment. The ten papers presented at the meeting represent some of the evidence that scientists have collected to date on this subject.

The meeting was arranged as a contribution to the UK-wide debate on GM crops, further details of which can be found on DEFRAs website.

The meeting was well attended, with over 300 participants and prompted a considerable amount of discussion and debate.

The report summarises the ideas expressed at the meeting and does not necessarily represent the views of the Royal