by Paul Brown, The Guardian
"Two of the three GM crops grown experimentally in Britain, oil seed rape and sugar beet, appear more harmful to the environment than conventional crops and should not be grown in the UK, scientists are expected to tell the government next week.
"The Guardian has learned that the scientists will conclude that growing these crops is damaging to plant and insect life.
"The judgment will be a serious setback to the GM lobby in the UK and Europe, reopening the acrimonious debate about GM food. The third crop, GM maize, allows the survival of more weeds and insects and might be recommended for approval, though some scientists still have reservations.
"The results of the three years of field scale trials -- the largest scientific experiment of its type on GM crops undertaken anywhere in the world -- will be published [on October 16] by the august Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. The results have been a closely guarded secret for months, and will be studied by scientists, farmers, food companies and governments across the world."