By Adam Michael
Staff Writer

OXFORD - Commercial cultivation of genetically modified crops in the U.K. will remain on ice until 2002. Michael Meacher, the environment minister, on Friday announced that the British government and SCIMAC, a grouping of industry organizations representing farmers, plant breeders, the seed trade and biotech companies, were renewing an agreement on the conduct of farm-scale evaluations through the end of the 2002 harvest.