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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.


Civil Society letter to European Commissioners re: gene drives and ECJ ruling on genome editing

23 Oct 2018

CGI snapshot of a DNA double helixGM Freeze joined organic agriculture organisation IFOAM EU and many others to urge European Commissioners Vella and Andriukaitis to:

  • Support an international moratorium on the release into the environment of organisms modified by gene drive technology.
  • Uphold the ruling of the European Court of Justice that the products of genome editing techniques are considered as “Living Modified Organisms” (as defined in the Cartagena Protocol of the Convention on Biological Diversity)
  • Align its position regarding Digital Sequnce Information with key international agreements