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This project provided a comprehensive and balanced analysis of the costs and benefits of the possible commercial cultivation (or otherwise) of GM crops in the UK, over the next 10-15 years.

The report is presented to the Government as a contribution to future policy decisions about GM crops and foods.

Report: Field Work: Weighing up the Costs and Benfits of GM Crops (pdf, 770kb) July 2003

Press release announcing the report

The Strategy Unit is also publishing a number of other documents alongside its main report:

Analysis Papers  (pdf, 1526kb), which set out the detailed analysis underlying the main report

Consultancy support for the analysis of the impact of GM crops on UK farm profitability  (pdf, 621kb), a report submitted to the Strategy Unit by PG Economics Ltd, as one contribution to the Strategy Unit study. PLEASE NOTE: the views expressed in this report are those of PG Economics, and not necessarily those of the strategy unit.

A note of the Strategy Unit's shocks and surprises seminar (pdf, 70kb), held on 3rd April 2003.

Background Papers

Public consultation

'Field Work: Weighing up the Costs and Benefits of GM crops' was published for comment. The consulation closed on 17 October 2004

Further Information

For further information, or to check the availability of hard copies of the report, please contact the Strategy Unit.