Time for Government to start listening to ordinary people rather than those with a vested interest GM Freeze responds to Environment Minister's comments in the press about planned Genetic Technology Bill
Comment (20 May 2022)
Liz O'Neill, liz[at]gmfreeze.org, 07811 211 404
Commenting on an article in The I, in which Environment Secretary George Eustice boasts that the Genetic Technology Bill will be passed into law this year and will bring unlabelled GMOs to supermarket shelves across the UK by 2023, GM Freeze Director Liz O’Neill said:
We already know that the Government is hell-bent on dismantling the safety net of proper public protections but George Eustice’s comments today suggest he also plans to overrule the democratic mandate of the devolved nations and remove our right to make an informed choice about what we are buying and eating.
Gene editing is GM with better PR – there is much that can go wrong and UK citizens have shown time and again that they want it to be subject to proper safety checks. It’s time for the Government to start listening to ordinary people rather than those with a vested interest in a high-tech takeover of the food chain.
GM Freeze is the UK umbrella campaign for a responsible, fair and sustainable food system, focusing on concerns about the use of genetic engineering.