§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether bee-keepers will be compensated for costs incurred in moving hives away from sites of genetically modified crop trials. [HL2521]
§ Lord Whitty
The Government will not be compensating bee-keepers for costs incurred in moving hives away from GM crop trial sites. All of the GM crops released into the environment have been confirmed as safe to human health, animal health, and the environment. Any decision by individual companies not to purchase honey from hives close to GM crops is therefore a commercial decision and has no basis in safety.