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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.

Stir the Pot serves up a first course

27th April 2017

The subject of GMOs in the restaurant food chain was on the menu this week at an influential roundtable discussion on sustainability and provenance in UK restaurants.

EU NGOs: New plant breeding techniques must be included in GMO regulations

13th March 2017

NGOs from across Europe, including Beyond GM, issue a joint position statement, insisting that EU legislation must be fully applied to the so-called ‘New Plant Breeding Techniques’.

Do you want GMOs on the menu? We want your views

26th February 2017

Tell us what you think about GMOs in restaurant and takeaway food – we’ll make sure UK chefs and caterers hear what you have to say

UK GMO wheat trial to go ahead

2nd February 2017

Ignoring concerns that it could increase antibiotic resistance and contaminate existing crops, the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has given the go-ahead for a new open air trial of GMO wheat.