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Environmental Audit Committee Publications

Environmental Audit - Second Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 2 March 2004.


Terms of Reference

Conclusions and recommendations


The FSE trials: results and ACRE's advice

The trials

The results

The release of the results

ACRE's advice to Government

Origins of the trials

The origin of the trials

Towards the FSEs

Inclusion of beet

The design and operation of the trials

The north American experience

Choice of farmers, farms and fields

Contamination and liability: pollen spread and gene flow


Herbicide regimes

Cumulative effect

Atrazine and the FSE results for maize

Vandalism of FSE sites

Responsibility for design and operation: the influence of the GM industry

The Government's decision and the future

Future trials and evaluations

Wider issues

Table of Acronyms

Formal minutes



Wednesday 29 October 2003

Wednesday 5 November 2003

Wednesday 12 November 2003

Wednesday 19 November 2003

Wednesday 3 December 2003

Wednesday 10 December 2003

Wednesday 17 December 2003

Tuesday 13 January 2004

List of written evidence

Written Evidence

Past reports from the Environmental Audit Committee since 1997

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