U.K. proposes requirements to allow biotech crops by 2009

07/20/2006 | Guardian (London), The

The U.K. has proposed requirements that would allow biotech crops to be grown commercially as early as 2009, accepting as inevitable some unintended cross-pollination. The proposal raised the possibility of requiring labeling at a lower contamination percentage than the current 0.9% European Union labeling rules and requiring farmers to alert neighbors about biotech crops they are growing and prohibit farming the crops within an established distance from adjacent property.

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