News

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.

GMO Golden Rice offers no nutritional benefits says FDA

5th June 2018

After a lengthy assessment the US FDA has concluded that that Golden Rice – genetically engineered to improve child health – does not meet the nutritional requirements to make a health claim.

Kids in the UK: A picture of health?

25th May 2018

Beyond GM hosts Dr Michelle Perro and Dr Vincanne Adams for the UK launch of their book What’s Making Our Children Sick? How Industrial Food Is Causing an Epidemic of Chronic Illness, and What Parents (and their Doctors) Can Do About It.

UK groups unite against open-air GMO field trial

29th March 2018

Twenty-six organisations including farmers, scientists, retailers and environmentalists today lodged a formal objection to the latest proposed open-air GM field trial by Rothamsted Research.

Beyond GM launches interactive GMO Wheel of Chance

10th February 2018

Is genetically modified food the sure thing that will feed the world, or is it a risky game of chance? Take a spin on our new interactive game and find out more.

Glyphosate in the EU – what’s the plan?

10th November 2017

The EU has failed – once again – to agree on how to proceed with the relicensing of glyphosate, the active ingredient which underpins Roundup the world’s most widely used herbicide. It’s time to ask: what exactly is the plan here?

Scientists demand better regulation of new GMO techniques

28th September 2017

The risks of new GM techniques include toxic food crops and ecological harm, says a statement signed by over 60 scientists.