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