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GM regulations are essential safeguards New PM misses the mark on GM in food and farming

Comment (26 Jul 2019)

Liz O'Neill - 07811 211 404

Commenting on Boris Johnson’s view that we need to be “liberated” from GM regulations, GM Freeze Director Liz O’Neill said:

If we need to be liberated from anything, it’s the idea that technology can provide quick fixes for all of our woes.

EU rules on the use of genetic modification are essential safeguards that keep our food system responsible, fair and sustainable. As the UK prepares to go it alone we need robust GM regulation that protects people, animals and the environment; effective protection from GM contamination; and clear labelling that allows consumers to make an informed choice.

A GM Freeze briefing on what Brexit means for genetic modification in food and farming is available at