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Consultation responses

Detailed, referenced, written responses to a wide range of formal consultations concerning issues relating to GM in food and farming. This includes objections to UK GM field trials, submissions to parliamentary inquiries and more. Multi-agency responses are submitted on behalf of GM Freeze and other organisations.

EFSA Guidance for GM Renewals

23 Dec 2014

wheat seedling in field

In November 2014, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published and invited comments on its draft Guidance for Renewal Applications of Genetically Modified Food and Feed authorised under Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003. GM Freeze responded via forms on the EFSA website, on behalf of GM Freeze, EcoNexus European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsiblity (ENSSER), Friends of the Earth Europe and the Soil Association.

EFSA re-approval consultation

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Draft guidance

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House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology: GM foods and the precautionary principle

24 Jul 2014

In April 2014 GM Freeze submitted written evidence to the Science and Technology Committee’s Inquiry “GM Foods and the Application of the Precautionary Principle in Europe”. A copy of that submission can be downloaded here, along with additional evidence submitted in response to questions posed to GM Freeze Director Liz O’Neill during an oral evidence session on 15 October, 2014. All other submissions are available to download at the Committee’s website via

Original submission to the inquiry

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Additional evidence submitted after our oral evidence session

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Defra: Multi-agency objection to Application from Rothamsted Research to release genetically modified camelina, reference 14/R8/01

21 Mar 2014

Submitted by GM Freeze, EcoNexus, Food & Water Europe, GM Free Dorset, the Organic Research Centre, PC & RA Lundgren, the Soil Association and Whole Organic Plus/GM Education

USDA: Docket ID: APHIS-2013-0042 – Dow AgroSciences LLC; Environmental Impact Statement for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Herbicide (2,4-D) Resistant Corn and Soybeans

4 Mar 2014