According to today's Observer,"Bayer, has decided to halt UK trials of Genetically Modified Plants". The reason? Because someone keeps ripping them up, and apparently the government won't grant them dispensation from legislation which insists on disclosure of the exact location of all trials. Bearing in mind that Bayer are the biggest company involved with GM, this marks an importnat victory for those opposed to GM.
However,some analysts suspect that Bayer may, at a later date, use this a tool to persuade the government to to it's bidding: give us the protection we need or we stop all investment in the UK. Though this sounds like brinkmanship of the most desperate kind.