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Rothamsted Research has received consent from Defra to go ahead with a field trial of genetically modified camelina plants on the Rothamsted Farm in 2016 and 2017. The trial is part of a research project by Rothamsted scientists that is supported by strategic funding from BBSRC. 

The UK Research Councils today (18 March 2016) published Strategic Priorities and Spending Plans (PDF) on the RCUK website. The document includes a section on BBSRC priorities and plans – see pages 9-10.

The Research Councils have published a joint response to today’s announcements of allocations from the research and innovation budget. To read this joint response, visit: