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Genetic modification: A new dawn for GM?

Genetic innovation could be unleashed by an overhaul of EU laws—or kept constrained

Researchers and environmental campaigners agree that the EU has some of the world’s strictest controls on genetically modified crops, but that is about all they agree on when it comes to the subject.

Recent developments look set to pit the two against each other again in the latest round of a decades-old fight in which campaigners have had the upper hand so far, successfully arguing for tough restrictions against researchers who want to be given a chance to improve the foods we eat.

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