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BMA calls for halt on GM crops

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1371
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The BMA has called for a moratorium on the commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) crops. This should continue until there is a scientific consensus about the potential long term environmental effects.

    The association accepts that there are potential benefits of genetically modified foodstuffs, such as reduced food prices, prolonged storage time, and improved nutritional value. Potential risks, however, include the loss …

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