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EU supermarkets eclipse UK sector with calls for strong regulation of gene editing

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Europe is currently wrestling with the same issues around the deregulation of gene editing as the UK. But, unlike supermarkets in the UK, European retailers there are taking the lead in demanding robust regulation, protection of organic and non-GMO labels and transparency for their customers.

Beyond GM response to Defra consultation on deregulating gene editing

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Beyond GM has submitted its response to the UK government’s consultation on the deregulation of gene editing. Here is an excerpt and link to the full document.

Co-op says #NotInMySupermarket to gene-editing

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In response to a civil society appeal for UK supermarkets to back strong regulation of new gene-edited crops and animals, the Co-op has made a clear statement of its support.

How to ‘public consultation’ – what Defra should have done

From Articles

The current public consultation on deregulating gene editing is prejudicial, inaccessible, scientifically questionable and shows disdain for average citizens. We have submitted a complaint to Defra and while we await a response, here’s what we think should have been done differently.

Civil society calls on supermarkets to show leadership on GMOs

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Fifty groups and individuals from civil society have written to British supermarkets asking them to show public support for continued regulation of genetically engineered crops and animals.

How to respond to the UK consultation on the deregulation of gene editing

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A newly launched public consultation provides an opportunity for you to have your say on whether we should remove essential regulatory checks from genetically engineered crops and farm animals. Here’s some suggestions to help you negotiate the consultation and respond effectively.

Public consultation on genome editing is launched

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The UK government’s public consultation on the deregulation of genome editing is now open. There’s a lot of work to do and we will be helping our supporters to respond effectively.

GE deregulation amendment is withdrawn – but there is more work to do

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In its last meeting before the summer recess the House of Lords finally debated Amendment 275 of the Agriculture Bill, which proposed to regulate products of gene editing in the UK. The amendment was withdrawn.

Liberating ‘Agricultural research’? Agriculture Bill update

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A new amendment to the UK’s Agriculture Bill proposes to deregulate gene edited organisms for ‘agricultural research’. In reality it is a Trojan horse designed deregulate most forms of genome editing.

Take Action: Ask Ministers to reject plans to deregulate genome editing

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Beyond GM is working with GM Freeze and GMWatch to mobilise supporters to oppose an a attempt, via the Agriculture Bill, to deregulate the use of genome editing in our food or on our farms. Here’s what you can do.

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