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.
FSA / FSS: Eight GMO food and feed approval applications
6 Dec 2022
GM Freeze response to the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland consultation on plans to recommend that Ministers approve eight different GMOs for use in the UK food chain. We also comment briefly on the change of authorisation holder for a large number of other GMOs.
GM Freeze evidence to Genetic Technology Bill Committee
6 Jul 2022
Written evidence submitted to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee considering Westminster’s Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill. Key points covered are:
- Precision breeding is genetic modification
- Nature protects key parts of the genome
- All genetic material matters
- Businesses and the public have already rejected the measures included in the bill
- Key areas of concern in the bill
The report submitted as Appendix 2 of our evidence is available on the Testbiotech website
Defra: Multi-agency response to GM potato trial 22/R29/01
29 Apr 2022
GM Freeze and twenty seven other organisations asked Defra to refuse permission for the Sainsbury Laboratory to plant genetically modified potatoes in yet more open field trials.
Defra: Multi-agency response to GM barley trial 21/R54/01
17 Feb 2022
GM Freeze and nineteen other organisations asked Defra to refuse consent for the Cambridge University Crop Science Centre to release genetically modified barley in an open field trial.
Defra: Multi-agency response to GM wheat trial 21/R52/01
27 Jan 2022
GM Freeze and twenty six other organisations asked Defra not to allow the John Innes Centre to plant another open field trial of genetically modified wheat.
FSA / FSS: Nine GMO food and feed approval applications
24 Jan 2022
GM Freeze responds to the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland’s plan to recommend that Ministers approve nine different GMOs for use in the UK food chain.