GM in the UK
In the UK, food containing GM ingredients (including cooking oil) has to be labelled with the words genetically modified. Food made from animals that have been fed GM crops does not have to be labelled. UK consumers consistently reject labelled GM foods so there are few of those for sale, but GM-fed meat, eggs and dairy products are widespread.
For now, GM crops are not grown commercially in the UK but experimental GM crops are being grown in open field trials.
Food labelling rules and restrictions on the growing of GM crops are all based on European Union legislation. Our General Election 2017 manifesto sets out what needs to happen to protect our food and our farms when the UK leaves the EU.