GM Crop-growing Banned in Northern Ireland
EU member states can adopt their own positions on whether to allow GM crops
by Conor Macauley | BBC News | September 22, 2015
Stormont’s environment minister has banned the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops in Northern Ireland.
Mark H Durkan said he was “unconvinced of the advantages”, and his decision would hold for the “foreseeable future”.
The European Union said earlier this year that its 28 member states could adopt their own positions on the issue.
Each regional assembly within the UK is making its own decision.