on GM maize
THE VARIETY of genetically modified maize which may produce pollen toxic to the American monarch butterfly is unlikely to be grown here, Environment Minister Michael Meacher said in a Commons written reply. The pest that the maize was engineered to withstand, the European corn borer, "does not occur in the UK".
THERE HAS been a dramatic rise in prison violence and self-inflicted deaths, including suicides, junior Home Office Minister George Howarth disclosed. Assaults in the past year leaped from 4,289 to 5,313 - up almost 25 per cent, and self-inflicted deaths were up from 74 in 1997-98 to 82 in 1998-99 - up 10 per cent.Reuse content