Cambridge prof heads GM ethics watchdog

June 16, 2000

(Photograph) - Malcolm Grant, professor of land economy at Cambridge University (below), has been appointed chair of the Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission, an independent strategic body that will advise the government on ethics and issues surrounding genetic modification in agriculture, technology and the environment.

The AEBC forms part of the government's advisory framework that also includes the Food Standards Agency and Human Genetics Commission.

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