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Glyphosate in the EU – what’s the plan?

10th November 2017

The EU has failed – once again – to agree on how to proceed with the relicensing of glyphosate, the active ingredient which underpins Roundup the world’s most widely used herbicide. It’s time to ask: what exactly is the plan here?

Scientists demand better regulation of new GMO techniques

28th September 2017

The risks of new GM techniques include toxic food crops and ecological harm, says a statement signed by over 60 scientists.

Stir the Pot serves up a first course

27th April 2017

The subject of GMOs in the restaurant food chain was on the menu this week at an influential roundtable discussion on sustainability and provenance in UK restaurants.

EU NGOs: new plant breeding techniques must be included in GMO regulations

13th March 2017

NGOs from across Europe, including Beyond GM, issue a joint position statement, insisting that EU legislation must be fully applied to the so-called ‘New Plant Breeding Techniques’.

Do you want GMOs on the menu? We want your views

26th February 2017

Tell us what you think about GMOs in restaurant and takeaway food – we’ll make sure UK chefs and caterers hear what you have to say

UK GMO wheat trial to go ahead

2nd February 2017

Ignoring concerns that it could increase antibiotic resistance and contaminate existing crops, the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has given the go-ahead for a new open air trial of GMO wheat.

EU stalls on authorising new GMOs – again

28th January 2017

The result of this week’s EU vote on the authorisation of three GM maize varieties isn’t a straightforward win or lose – it’s just the next shambolic step in a long and unsatisfactory process.

Glyphosate’s link to liver damage exposed

10th January 2017

Newly published evidence shows that, at levels many thousands of times below what regulators around the world consider ‘safe’, long-term dietary exposure to glyphosate can trigger liver disease.

GMOs not ‘substantially equivalent’ to natural foods

20th December 2016

A new study examining a widely-consumed strain of GMO maize has found that the process of genetic modification substantially raised levels of toxins in the plant.

New push for UK/EU GMOs begins

5th November 2016

New UK field trials, pro-GM Member States pushing to plant GMO maize and a new GM potato in the US show we are still far from the GM-free ideal.