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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.


FSA: Consultation on the application of the Novel Foods Regulations in relation to cloned pigs and cows and their descendents

28 Feb 2011

Defra: Consultation on European Commission’s “”technical solution”” to the low-level presence of unauthorised GMOs

30 Nov 2010

Defra: Consultation on Commission proposals on the freedom for Member States to decide on the cultivation of GM crops

1 Sep 2010

EFSA: Consultation on potential impacts on non-target organisms of GM crops

30 Apr 2010

Submission on potential impacts on non-target organisms of plants using EFSA’s online form reproduced here, see also related paper on risk assessment.

EFSA: Consultation on risk assessment of GM plants

30 Apr 2010

Submission on risk assessment of plants using EFSA’s online form reproduced here, see also related paper on potential impacts on non-target organisms.

Welsh Assembly Government: Consultation on proposals for managing the coexistence of GM, conventional and organic crops in Wales

30 Sep 2009

Submission and related overlapping maps of beekeeping and maize contamination.

Consultation submission

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Map of apiaries

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Map of maize contamination

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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC): Consultation on future directions in research relating to food security

31 Jul 2009

Royal Society: Study of biological approaches to the enhancement of food crop production

31 Oct 2008

Defra: Consultation on ensuring the UK’s food security in a changing world

30 Sep 2008

Environmental Liability Directive: Consultation on draft regulations and guidance implementing Directive 2004/35 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying environmental damage from GMOs

22 May 2008

Submission to Defra and related submission to Welsh Assembly Government

Defra submission

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WAG submission

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