The UK Government has a new policy on GM crop coexistence – it’s called “wait and see”. After a whole year of analysis of its coexistence consultation exercise – in which 11,600 responses were received by Defra – junior minister Phil Woolas could only manage this “holding” statement –
“We are grateful to everyone who responded and have considered the various
comments made very carefully. It is clear that before our coexistence plans
can be finalised we should await various developments that could have an
important bearing on how we move forward.”
Apparently it has suddenly dawned on Defra that key pieces of its GM jigsaw are missing.