Published: 18/11/2017 06:00 - Updated: 10/11/2017 17:05

GM crop trial in 2001 met by fierce opposition

IC 200, Inverness Courier

 

A DECISION to allow a second GM crop trial at Munlochy on the Black Isle proved highly controversial in September.

Ross Finnie, the Minister for Environment and Rural Affairs, was forced to defend the decision stating the Environmental Protection Act and European law meant he was powerless to prevent the trial.

But the decision ran into strong opposition.

A mass rally was attended by over 200 people as a show of support for protesters who had been staging a round-the-clock vigil since trials began.

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