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Regulatory chicanery – Biotech lobby quietly hijacks the UK’s Agriculture Bill to change the definition of ‘GMOs’

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MPs, peers and the research establishment, intent on ‘liberating’ the UK’s agri-bioscience sector, are sidestepping democratic processes to try and change the definition of a GMO to exclude organisms engineered with new gene editing technologies.

Exploring the boundaries of plant breeding

From News

Our new report from our world cafe The Boundaries of Plant breeding follows the conversations between biotech, conventional and organic plant breeders and finds clashes – but also encouraging areas of agreement.

House of Lords debate on genome editing…what was the point?

From News

This week the House of Lords ‘debated’ how the UK might regulate genome edited foods post-Brexit. While governments elsewhere are struggling to understand some of the nuances of this issue, here in the UK we are treating it like an afterthought – and that is unacceptable.

GMOs in conservation – testing the fences

From Articles

Over the last few years, ‘testing the fences’, to find places where the public might be less opposed to GMOs, has become fundamental to the biotech industry’s PR plan. Now it’s turning its attention to the world of nature conservation.

New UK GMO regulations – what do they mean?

From News

During the prorogation of Parliament in September several key pieces of legislation slipped through undebated including a set of new GMO regulations for the UK Here’s what you need to know.

Antibiotic-resistant GMO genes persist in sewage sludge

From News

When people eat – and then digest – GMO foods, some of that the genetic material, which can carry antibiotic resistance, can eventually be flushed into the environment, and can survive wastewater treatment

The GE American chestnut – restoration of a beloved species or trojan horse for Tree Biotechnology?

From Articles

Gene editing (GE) is now being proposed as a way to help conserve plants in the wild. But is it a real solution to some real problems – or does it have the potential to make things worse?

“We don’t need no regulation” – Biotech bullies want to re-engineer the law

From Articles

Key consumer and environmental protections will be the first to go as biotech developers lobby government to rewrite, or even scrap, GMO regulations.

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GMOs in the UK – where are we now?

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In the UK, new field trials of GM crops including potato, broccoli, brassicas and a false flax plant…

Hidden health dangers: A former agbiotech insider wants his GMO crops pulled

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The creator of the genetically engineered White Russet potato on why he has renounced his work and wh…

Monsanto fined $289 million for failing to warn users of glyphosate-cancer link

From GM Free Me

In the first of many pending trials in the US, a California jury has ruled that the herbicide glyphos…

GM beer, anyone?

From GM Free Me

Genetic engineers in California have genetically engineered brewers' yeast that can make a beer-like…