Alarm at GM crops trial

6th April 2001 at 01:00
PARENTS are threatening to withdraw pupils in protest at plans to plant genetically-modified crops behind their Dorset primary school.

The land near St Andrew's school in Preston, Weymouth, will be sed for GM oilseed rape trials. Parents, teachers and governors, who are worried that pesticides sprayed on the crops may pose a safety risk, will discuss their fears at a meeting on April 17.

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