Read about the two main GM traits that are being grown on a commercial scale: herbicide-tolerant and pest resistant crops (Bt crops). Other commercial GM crops are virus-resistant papaya, blue carnations and a potato for starch production.
GM crops enter Britain mainly as animal feed. There is no commercial growing, but there are some experimental field trials. In Europe, small quantities of GM maize are grown for animal feed, mainly in Spain.
Please note that GeneWatch UK should not be confused with The Council for Responsible Genetics in the USA which publishes a Newsletter called GeneWatch.