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The future of GM crop trials in the UK is in question after a field trial of GM wheat was damaged a week before a planned protest by activists. The attack on the 400 acre site at Rothamsted Research Centre in Hertfordshire was carried out on Sunday. It happened despite pleas from the scientists to respect the benefits of these second generation GM crops. Vicky Ford, the MEP for East of England, believes that the action has wider implications.
Chelsea Flower Show begins today. Our reporter Sarah Swadling met Nick Hamilton at Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland as he picked his flowers to take to the show. Professor David Pink from Harper Adams University College believes that the UK is falling behind other countries, and we need to take a more strategic approach to horticulture.
And the mixed weather through March and April is causing problems for sugar beet growers in Norfolk.
Presenter is Anna Hill. Producer is Emma Weatherill.
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