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Michael Gove backs gene editing technology, Illegal dredging, Sea bin

Michael Gove pledges support for gene editing post-Brexit to help agricultural research, but organic campaigners still want it classed as GM.

The environment secretary Michael Gove has said that Britain will be at the forefront of the next agricultural revolution with the use of gene editing technology. We hear reaction from the John Innes Centre and the Soil Association.
Marine Scotland are investigating reports of alleged illegal scallop dredging off Wester Ross. It's understood there have been two incidents in recent weeks, in an environmentally protected area near Loch Gairloch, leading to calls for changes in the way smaller fishing vessels are tracked.
Northern Ireland has recently taken delivery of its first 'sea-bin', designed to go to sea and trap plastics. It's been placed on the southern shores of the intertidal Belfast Lough, and will be there until January.

Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Beatrice Fenton.

14 minutes