7 Jan 2021

Brexit could lead to the next generation of genetically tampered crops, campaigners warn 

Chief Correspondent

A week after Brexit, is the next development of Frankenstein food heading for our tables? That’s what environmental campaigners are claiming, as the government launched a consultation on gene editing of crops and livestock.

Until now the practice has been banned under strict European rules, but ministers claim it will mean healthier food and clear benefits for farmers and consumers.

We went to a plant science institute in Norwich to find out more.