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

6th March 2020

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.

New UK GMO regulations – what do they mean?

8th December 2019

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

5th November 2019

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

European NGOs warn GMO approvals process carries ‘unacceptable risk’

7th June 2019

More than 40 organisations from science, environmental protection, lobby control, food production and agriculture have signed a joint letter calling for a halt to the approval processes for GMO applications in the pipeline.

GMOs in the UK food system – new leaflets

17th March 2019

As part of our work with chefs we’ve been working with the Greencuisine Trust to produce a series of downloadable leaflets looking at GMOs in the UK food system. Here’s the first three.

GMO bacteria in Europe’s animal feed spreading antibiotic resistance

4th December 2018

European officials admit genetically engineered additives in the EU’s farm animal food chain pose a serious risk to human health and the environment by spreading antibiotic resistance.

Tell your MEP to vote for a moratorium on gene drives

20th October 2018

Please write to your MEP before October 25 and ask him or her to support a proposed international moratorium on risky gene drives.

Joint petition demands the UK protect GM food labels post-Brexit

10th October 2018

Will the UK maintain strict GMO labelling laws post-Brexit? We’ve teamed up with GM Freeze to petition the UK government to ensure we all know what we are eating in future.

US Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer trial

12th August 2018

In the first of many pending trials in the US, a California jury has ruled that the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) can cause cancer, that Monsanto knew this and failed to provide adequate warnings.

Victory! European court says new GMO tech must be fully regulated

25th July 2018

Crops obtained by new ‘induced’ or ‘targeted’ mutagenesis should fall under existing laws restricting the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), says top European court.