Environmental Audit Committee

4 December 2003 GM Food - Evaluating the Farm Scale Trials


4 December 2003 GM Food - Evaluating the Farm Scale Trials

EVIDENCE SESSION

Wednesday 10 December 2003

The Committee will be taking evidence from:

3.50pm:

Dr Roger Turner, Chairman of SCIMAC and Chief Executive of the British Society of Plant Breeders

Mr Daniel Pearsall, Secretary, SCIMAC

Dr Paul Rylott, Head of BioScience UK, Bayer CropScience

Dr Colin Merritt, Biotechnology Development Manager, Monsanto

This will form part of its inquiry into GM Food - Evaluating the Farm Scale Trials, announced in a press release on 18 September 2003.

This session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis.  Room allocations are subject to change at short notice.  Please call the Committee Information Line on: 020 7219 2033 for confirmation nearer the time.

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Notes for Editors

1. SCIMAC is the acronym for Supply Chain Initiative on Modified Agricultural Crops, a grouping of industry organisations along the UK farm supply chain.

2. The Committee announced its inquiry into GM Food - Evaluating the Farm Scale Trials on 18 September 2003

3. Details of all the Committee's inquiries, together with its Reports and other publications, are available on the Committee's website.

4. The Committee last reported on GM Food in 1999 before the farm scale trials commenced.  Please see GMOs and the Environment: Co-ordination of Government Policy, (HC 384, session 1998-99).