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Getting insurance for transgenic crops could be tough

(March 14, 2002 – CropChoice news) – Given that insurance companies in Scotland won’t insure farmers who grow transgenic crops against damage that those crops do to neighboring fields of conventional and organic varieties, to the environment in general or to human health, the companies are urging their clients to steer clear of the technology.

"These are a new and unknown quantity and until there is more scientific evidence and legal information it is impossible for any insurance company to provide cover," a spokesman for NFU Insurance, a leading insurer for farmers, told the Sunday Herald.

Source: The Sunday Herald (Scottish Media Newspapers Ltd.)