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for a responsible, fair & sustainable food system

About GM Freeze

GM Freeze is the UK’s umbrella campaign on GM food, crops and patents.

Formed in 1999 as the Five Year Freeze, we became a not-for-profit registered company in 2005. Our members include large national charities, small specialist organisations, scientists, farmers, retailers and grassroots campaigners.

GM Freeze is run by a small staff team and a Management Committee  elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.

What we do

GM Freeze is working to help create a world in which our food is produced responsibly, fairly and sustainably.

We consider and raise the profile of concerns about the impact of genetic modification. We inform, inspire, represent and support those who share our concerns. We campaign for a moratorium on GM food and farming in the UK. We oppose the patenting of genetic resources.

Dowload the GM Freeze Strategy_2015-20

Our finances and funding

Our people

photo of Liz O'NeillDirector: Liz O’Neill

Liz was previously Head of Communications at the Vegetarian Society and has lots of experience as a voluntary environmental campaigner. She is the first contact for media enquiries. Liz usually works Monday to Thursday.

Vicky Hart picAdmin Assistant: Vicky Hart

Vicky is an experienced voluntary sector administrator and has worked for a number of sustainability-focused charities. She is the first point of contact for enquiries, membership issues and leaflet orders. Vicky usually works on Thursday and Friday.

Current Management Committee members are Clare Coatman (independent – Chair), Bruce Pearce (Organic Research Centre – Treasurer), Paola Andreoni (independent), Kierra Box (Friends of the Earth), Jane O’Meara (GM Free Dorset), Louise Payton (Soil Association – represented by Honor Eldridge during maternity leave) and Ricarda Steinbrecher (EcoNexus). Men are currently under-represented on the committee so we are keen to hear from men who might like to put themselves forward for co-option. If this sounds like you please contact liz[at]

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Our policies

The policies linked below help ensure that everything we do supports our core values.

GMF Information Assurance Policy

GMF Sustainability Policy

GMF Conflicts of Interest Policy

Contact us

We don’t have an office – our staff work from home or shared office space – but you can write to us at the address at the bottom of the page.

You can call us on 0845 217 8992 (see below) or email info[at]

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