Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

House of Lords written question – answered at on 23 June 2010.

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Photo of The Countess of Mar The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any link between the rise in infectious diseases of trees and the application of glyphosate used for under-story weed control.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government have not commissioned any such research; however, the Forestry Commission does not consider that there is any reason to associate the rise in the number or severity of tree diseases with the use of chemical weed control agents.

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