Detailed, referenced briefings and other detailed documents on a range of GM-related topics. Most have been created by GM Freeze but we also include some from our members or partners where they are the experts on this topic.
Genetic Technology Bill – Lords Report Stage (joint briefing)
24 Jan 2023
A joint briefing from GM Freeze, The Consortium for Labelling for the Environment, Animal welfare, and Regenerative farming (C.L.E.A.R); Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland); The Landworkers’ Alliance; Organic Farmers & Growers; The Organic Research Centre and The Soil Association.
Genetic Technology Bill – Lords Committee Stage (joint briefing)
10 Dec 2022
A joint briefing from GM Freeze, the Soil Association and Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland. The briefing identifies a few priority amendments that all three organisations support as well as summarising key concerns with the bill as a whole.
GM Freeze Briefing for Genetic Technology Bill Lords Second Reading
17 Nov 2022
A detailed briefing on the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding Bill), written to stimulate and support debate during the Second Reading of the bill in the House of Lords (scheduled to take place on 21 November 2022).
GM Freeze Briefing for Genetic Technology Bill Commons Report Stage
24 Oct 2022
A detailed briefing on the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill, written to support debate and voting during the House of Commons Report Stage and Third Reading. Includes a list of amendments that GM Freeze supports and encourages MPs to vote in favour of.
Why Gene Editing is GM with Better PR
21 Jun 2022
A simple briefing from GM Freeze, explaining in a way that we hope everyone will understand, why we say that gene editing is GM with better PR
Political Briefing: Key Issues in the Deregulation of Gene Editing
25 Feb 2021
A GM Freeze and Beyond GM briefing on issues raised by the government’s Consultation of the Regulation of Genetic Technologies.
Action Briefing on Agriculture Bill amendment to de-regulate genome editing
1 Jul 2020
The Agriculture Bill will be going to Committee Stage in the House of Lords on 7 July 2020. An amendment has been tabled that would give the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs the power to change the definition of a GMO and re-classify many forms of genome editing as non-GM.
GM Freeze, Beyond GM and GMWatch have produced this joint briefing to explain our opposition to the amendment. In it we explain how the amendment would remove vital safeguards on the use of genome editing in our food and on our farms; why this matters; and why it is out of step with both public opinion and the needs of the food and farming industry.
Political Briefing on Agriculture Bill amendment to de-regulate genome editing
1 Jul 2020
The Agriculture Bill will be going to Committee Stage in the House of Lords on 7 July 2020. An amendment has been tabled with the intention of removing organisms produced by genome editing from the scope of GMO oversight and regulation. GM Freeze, Beyond GM and GMWatch have produced this joint briefing to explain why we oppose this amendment on the grounds that it is undemocratic
GM Freeze General Election 2019 Manifesto
27 Nov 2019
We are asking prospective MPs to make a number of commitments to help create a responsible, fair and sustainable food system. In summary, we want:
- Protection for people, animals and the environment, through robust GM regulations that allow the use of GMOs in food and farming to be properly scrutinised by politicians and the public.
- A fair deal for farmers, beekeepers, growers and everyone in the food chain, with protection from contamination and clear financial liability for any harm done by growing or using GM crops.
- Informed choice for everyone through clear labelling of food produced with GM ingredients or from GM-fed animals.
Brexit and GM – UPDATED
12 Dec 2018
An updated GM Freeze briefing on what plans for the UK’s departure from the European Union mean for GM in food and farming.