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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.

Defra: Labelling for animal welfare

6 Dec 2021

A juvenile pig looking up at the camera

GM Freeze responds to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs call for evidence on labelling for animal welfare. Our evidence focuses on the need to consider genetic modification of animals as a welfare concern.

BEIS: Reforming the framework for better regulation

1 Oct 2021

Graphic illustrating threats to GM safeguards

GM Freeze response to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s consultation: Reforming the framework for better regulation.

Defra: multi agency response to GM wheat trial 21/R08/01

29 Jun 2021

Burnt toast popping out of a toaster

GM Freeze and twenty seven other organisations came together to ask Defra not to allow Rothamsted Research to plant an open field trial of genetically modified wheat.

APPG Agroecology inquiry on Agroecology as a Nature Based Solution

7 May 2021

GM Freeze responded briefly to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology’s inquiry into whether or not agroecology should be considered a ‘Nature Based Solution’ for the purposes of policy and funding initiatives.

Defra: Regulation of Genetic Technologies

17 Mar 2021

GM Freeze’s own response to the Defra Consultation on the Regulation of Genetic Technologies. Includes our concerns about the conduct of the consultation and the framing of key questions, as well as our answers to the consultation questions themselves.

Gene Editing Consultation

24 Jan 2021

No safety checks? No monitoring? No choice! Say No to GMO deregulation

GM Freeze advice on responding to the UK consultation on the deregulation of gene editing which closed on 17 March 2021. Our full advice is shown here in the form of a printable pdf file.