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ACRE: GM crop farm-scale evaluations

25 November 2003

The Royal Society has made a submission to a consultation by the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE) about the results of the FSEs. ACRE has invited experts and stakeholders to submit evidence about the implications, and will assess the results of this consultation before making recommendations to the Government on the implications for any existing or pending or future releases of GM crops. In the submission, the Royal Society highlights that rather than closing the case for or against GM crops, these results should drive society to ask more questions, not just about GM crops, but about agriculture more generally, and should be used as a catalyst for a debate about the future of modern agriculture.