The UK’s departure from the European Union could bring GM crops to our fields and our food. Find out why and what you can do to stop it.
The UK currently abides by European Union (EU) law on almost all aspects of food and farming. That includes crucial safeguards on the growing of GM crops and the use of GM in our food. GM Freeze is campaigning to protect UK farmers right to farm responsibly, fairly and sustainably and consumers’ right to make informed choices.
This means ensuring that the UK has:
- Rigorous GM regulation that protects people, animals and the environment.
- GM labelling that allows people to take control of what they are eating.
- Protection from GM contamination.
Safeguard our Farms is our campaign to secure robust GM regulation and proper protection from GM contamination, as the UK leaves the European Union,
Don’t Hide What’s Inside is our campaign to ensure that the UK retains the requirement for GM ingredients to be clearly identified on food labels after in the UK after Brexit.
If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, please contact your MP, MSPs, AM or MLAs TODAY to highlight the risk that Brexit could bring GM to their fields, whether they want it or not.
If you live in England it is still worth contacting your MP to ask them to support amendents to the EU Withdrawal Bill that will protect vital GM safeguards. Find out more.
What else you can do
Read and download a copy of our briefing, Brexit and GM, or our evidence to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into Brext and trade in food then share it with your MP. You can reach them very quickly through Write to Them.
Join our email list to ensure you hear first about our campaign actions on Brexit and other GM issues. You can also follow us on twitter and facebook to see news we share from others campaigning on similar issues.
GM Freeze is part of the Repeal Bill Alliance, a broad and diverse group of organisations pushing for the best possible policy outcomes as we leave the EU.