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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.


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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FSA: Consultation on draft Chinese rice products (restriction on first placing on the market)

31 Mar 2008

Submission to FSA and related submissions to Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish devolved governments.

Forms submitted to the consultations also below.

Submission to FSA

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Form submitted to FSA consultation

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Submission to Scottish Government

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Form submitted to Scottish consultation

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Submission to Welsh Assembly Government

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Form submitted to Welsh consultation

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Submission to Northern Irish Assembly Government

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Form submitted to Northern Irish consultation

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Defra: Application 07/R31/01 from University for Part B Consent to release GM potatoes near Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

20 Feb 2008

Cabinet Office Strategy Unit Food Project: Comments on discussion paper food – an analysis of the issues

4 Feb 2008

FSA: Review of FSA handling of GM contamination of US rice

19 Nov 2007

Cabinet Office: Consultation on effective consultation – asking the right questions, asking the right people, listening to the answers

30 Sep 2007

FSA: Consultation on the guidance note for sampling food and feed to determine the presence of GM material

30 Sep 2007

“Department of the Environment Nothern Ireland: Consultation on proposals for managing the coexistence of GM, conventional and organic crops “

30 Apr 2007

Defra: Consultation on action to be taken against Diabrotica virgifera (Western corn root worm)

31 Mar 2007

Defra: Consultation on options for implementing the Environmental Liability Directive

28 Feb 2007