Chinese study casts new doubt on GM crop technology
Published in Pakistani Dawn - Indexed on Jun 9, 2002

Scientists were on Friday embroiled in an international row over Genetically Modified (GM) cotton after a study in China suggested, for the first time, that the crop was permanently damaging the environment and that insects were building up resistance to it. The study by the Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, part of the Chinese government's environmental protection administration, draws together laboratory and field work undertaken by four scientific institutions in China over several years. (By John Vidal LONDON:)