The EC wants untested GM in our food, but is it safe?
Useful addresses: UK Government Departments and Agencies
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP - Defra, Nobel House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR
Minister of State
David Heath MP - Defra, Nobel House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR
Lord Taylor of Holbeach, Defra, Nobel House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR (Lord Taylor's brief includes GM.)
Parliamentary Undersecretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries
Richard Benyon MP - Defra, Nobel House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR
Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes
The Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP) is an independent body of scientific experts that advises the Food Standards Agency on any matters relating to novel foods (including GM foods).
Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment
The Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment is the scientific advisory body of DEFRA on issues related to GMOs.
Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission
AEBC is the Government strategic advisory body on biotechnology issues affecting agriculture and the environment.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Nobel House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR www.defra.gov.uk
DEFRA website represents the official UK Government position on agricultural biotechnology.
Food Standards Agency
Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH www.foodstandards.gov.uk
The Food Standards Agency was set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.
Brings together English Nature, the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service. Its purpose is to conserve and enhance the natural environment, for its intrinsic value, the well-being and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity it brings.