Scientists apply for GM wheat trial in UK – BBC News

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Could this GM wheat help meet the growing global demand for food?

Researchers have applied for a licence to carry out a trial of a genetically modified wheat crop in a small field in Hertfordshire.

The GM wheat converts sunlight into chemical energy (photosynthesis) more efficiently, boosting growth.

If the government grants permission, the experiment would potentially be the second ongoing field trial in the UK.

A go-ahead would indicate a softening in opposition to outdoor experiments to develop GM crops in Britain.

Scientists apply for GM wheat trial in UK – BBC News

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