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Activists claim the GM wheat at Rothamsted uses dangerous technology

Scientists and protesters battle over GM crops

Underneath a cloudless sky and surrounded by the greenest of English landscapes, two opposing forces assembled their ranks on a plot of land in the middle of Hertfordshire like two medieval armies readying themselves for battle.

Steve Connor: Opponents of this crop trial are blind to the food crisis

The battle over GM food has begun again and it seems there is little in common between those in favour of research and those opposed, other than a belief that they are right and the other side is wrong.

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Heavy police presence thwarts anti-GM protest

Faced with a major security operation, campaigners withdraw to fight another day

Activists claim the GM wheat at Rothamsted uses dangerous technology

Scientists plead with anti-GM protesters not to destroy crop

Three senior scientists made impassioned appeals yesterday to anti-GM campaigners not to destroy a field trial of GM wheat that is the culmination of several years' work.

Activists claim the GM wheat at Rothamsted uses dangerous technology

Feeding a hungry world – or meddling with laws of nature?

As scientists at Rothamsted's GM trials plead with activists not to sabotage their work, Michael McCarthy visits the battle field

Joanna Blythman: GM crop trials are reckless and needless

This Sunday, exasperated farmers and citizens will travel to a field near Harpenden to uproot a crop of genetically modified wheat. They have been denounced in purple prose by pro-GM commentators, as science haters, "Nazi book burners" and vandals. But what else can concerned citizens do when the company conducting the GM wheat trial, Rothamsted Research, presses on recklessly with an open field experiment that has the potential to contaminate neighbouring farmers' crops and trigger unpredictable impacts on other species?

Joanna Blythman: GM crop trials are needless and reckless

Canadian researchers have found traces of GM pesticide in 93 per cent of baby foetuses

Intruder damages GM research site

A 50-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage after an incident at a research centre testing genetically modified wheat.

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