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: Consultation on plant protection and field water
27 Dec 2012
EFSA is consulting on its “”Draft Guidance Document on tiered risk assessment for plant protection products for aquatic organisms in edge-of-field surface waters”” available at http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consultations/call/121214.htm
Closing date: 11 February 2013
This was posted for information.
WHO: Consultation on GM mosquitoes
29 Nov 2012
WHO is consulting on “”Guidance Framework for testing genetically modified mosquitoes”” available at http://www.who.int/tdr/news/2012/guidance_framework/en/index.html
Closing date: 7 January 2013
This was posted for information. The response from GeneWatch UK is available below.
BIS consult on “Shaping a UK Agri-tech Strategy”
6 Nov 2012
See GM Freeze recommended actions at http://www.gmfreeze.org/actions/29/
GM Freeze submission below, along with the GeneWatch UK submission.
DG Health and Consumers: Measures on animal cloning for food production in the EU
3 Sep 2012
EFSA: Public consultation on the Draft Guidance Document on the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified animals
21 Aug 2012
Response on Justice Committee on FOI Act
29 Feb 2012
GM Freeze Response to the Justice Select Committee Enquiry into the Freedom of Information Act 2000
EFSA: Comments on the approach proposed for the food safety risk assessment of GM animals
31 Aug 2011
Defra: Objection to GM wheat application Rothamsted Research reference number 11/R8/01
17 Aug 2011
**Please note: Below is the version of our objection as it was submitted. It contains a reference to an “”EU Directive 2011/18 Article 4.3″”. This should read: EU Directive 2001/18/EC Article 4.3.
Also below is the objection submitted by geneticist Ricarda Steinbrecher on behalf of EcoNexus.
Defra: Consultation on environmental risk assessment (ERA) of GMOs
15 Apr 2011
Environmental Audit Committee: Inquiry into sustainable food
29 Mar 2011