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02.09.2021 |

Experimental GM wheat trial goes ahead in UK

Wheat for people "who are unable to use a toaster properly" will be planted in open field

The UK Government has given Rothamsted Research consent to plant highly experimental GM wheat in an open field near St Albans.

GM Freeze, which led the opposition to the trial, joined by GMWatch and other organisations, commented in an email to supporters, "Apparently developed for those who are unable to use a toaster properly, the 'low acrylamide' wheat has altered DNA that reduces the production of a chemical that may cause cancer if consumed in large quantities, but is associated with burnt toast rather than sensibly prepared wheat products. Even then, Cancer Research UK [CRUK] says that 'eating burnt food does not cause cancer'."

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