Voters: Tell Would-be MPs to Take PBO Regulation Seriously

14th June 2024

UK GMO campaigns have joined together to urge citizens to write to candidates in their area and demand action on more robust and transparent regulation of genetically engineered, so-called “precision-bred”, organisms (PBOs).

Food Standards Agency on PBOs: ‘We’re Not Listening’

8th March 2024

The Food Standards Agency has published the report on its public consultation on the marketing of genetically modified precision bred foods (PBOs) in England. It asked for citizen views – and then ignored them.

EU Votes to Deregulate Gene Editing

7th February 2024

A lengthy vote in the European Parliament today has resulted in significant deregulation of gene edited organisms under new European legislation. But how favourably or unfavourably do the new rules compare to what’s going on in the UK?

Defra Secretary of State Warned: Take Wild Animals and Pets Out of the Gene Editing Bill

25th January 2023

Beyond GM, has written to Thérèse Coffey, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to urge crucial amendments that will protect non-agricultural and wild plants and animals.

Hijacking GMO Legislation – An Open Response to Lord Benyon

20th January 2023

This week we have had an opportunity to review a leaked letter from Lord Benyon, the Defra Minister leading the Genetic Technology Bill through the Lords. Its aim was to convince those peers who have been working hard to amend the bill that they should have faith in the government’s good intentions. Here’s our response.

What’s in a name? The battle for food authenticity, integrity and sustainability

2nd June 2018

How bogus branding and marketing claims undermine notions of integrity of provenance and its hype and promotion suppresses real questions and more nuanced conversations about authenticity and sustainability.

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.

Gates Foundation hired PR firm to influence UN over gene drives

4th December 2017

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has paid $1.6 million to a PR firm to recruit a covert coalition of academics to encourage the UN to think more favourably about a risky new GM technology.

New push for UK/EU GMOs begins

5th November 2016

New UK field trials, pro-GM Member States pushing to plant GMO maize and a new GM potato in the US show we are still far from the GM-free ideal.

Flawed US GMO labelling will damage the anti-GM movement on both sides of the Atlantic

19th April 2016

What does victory look like in the GMO labelling battle? We review the good, the bad and the potentially ugly, as well as the repercussions of US action – and inaction – for the EU.