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GM Freeze sends open letter to supermarkets calling on them to defend customers’ wishes on ‘precision bred’ organisms GM Freeze urges supermarkets to speak up for their customers to the Food Standards Agency

Immediate release (15 Dec 2023)

GM Freeze has today written to the UK’s leading supermarkets calling on them to respond to the current Food Standards Agency (FSA) consultation on ‘precision bred’ organisms in order to defend their customers’ wishes. The FSA proposes that food and …
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GM Freeze lodges complaint to FSA over timing of consultation on Precision Bred Organism regulation The timing will prohibit participation by consumer-focussed businesses, says campaign group

Immediate release (15 Nov 2023)

GM Freeze has today sent an open letter of complaint to the Food Standards Agency regarding the timing of its consultation on the post-Brexit regulation of ‘precision bred’ organisms (PBOs), claiming it will discriminate against consumer-focussed businesses. The consultation runs …
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Pick-and-mix GM crop plans are playing games with regulations Plans for new GM crop trials raise objections from leading environmental and farming organisations

Immediate release (21 Mar 2019)

Thirty-five organisations including some of the UK’s biggest environmental organisations, farmers, scientists, seed distributors and retailers yesterday lodged a formal objection to plans for a new open-air field trial of GM camelina plants at Rothamsted Research’s farms in Hertfordshire and …
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New petition launched to protect GM food labels

Immediate release (2 Oct 2018)

A new petition, aiming to protect consumers’ right to make an informed choice about their food choices, was launched online this week. Presented jointly by campaign groups GM Freeze and Beyond GM , the Don’t Hide What’s Inside petition calls …
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ECJ rules in favour of tough regulation for new GM techniques

Comment (25 Jul 2018)

UK umbrella campaign GM Freeze today welcomed a European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision to ensure proper regulation of controversial new genetic engineering techniques. Supporting the position taken by environmental campaigners, the judgement states that organisms obtained by mutagenesis are …
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