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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.

The UK debate on New Plant Breeding Techniques and Genetic Modification: Voices from civil society

16 Oct 2016

Report on a workshop held at the University of Nottingham on 13 June 2016. Key issues covered include:

  • The importance of terminology
  • The dominance of science
  • The need to focus on values
  • The exclusion of governance issues
  • The implications of the ‘crisis narrative’ or ’emergency rhetoric’

Authors are Sarah Hartley, Warren Pearce, Liz O’Neill (GM Freeze Director) and Penny Polson