News

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.

Waitrose switch to non-GM soya is good news, but…

2nd November 2016

A UK supermarket switching to non-GM feed is a small victory for campaigners, but before you get your flags out, consider the all important context.

European Commission approves 11 more GMOs for food/feed

16th September 2016

Coming to a supermarket near you? The EU has today made several new approvals for GMO maize that can be used in human food and animal feed.

Post Brexit government must make sustainable food policy a priority

14th July 2016

Over 80 organisations, including Beyond GM, have signed a letter to David Davies and Theresa May outlining the implications of Brexit on food and farming.