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: Application from Rothamsted research for a variation to its consent for a trial of genetically modified wheat “
25 Mar 2013
Consultation information available at http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/gm/applications-consents/
DEADLINE: 17 May 2013
Defra: Future of Farming – Call for Views
20 Mar 2013
Defra is “”keen to get views and experiences from all interested individuals and organisations on the opportunities and barriers of entering into the agricultural sector, across all disciplines from farming to science””.
DEADLINE: 5 April 2013
FSA: Consultation on harmonisation of GM-free labelling in the EU
1 Mar 2013
Defra: Consultation on implementations of the EU regulation on the provision of food information to consumers
28 Jan 2013
FDA: Consultation on GM salmon
11 Jan 2013
Please submit your objection to any approval of FDA salmon by visiting http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2011-N-0899-0001 and quoting “”Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0899″” in your correspondence.
Closing date: 25 February 2013
Extended to: 26 April 2013
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EFSA is consulting on its “”Draft Guidance Document on tiered risk assessment for plant protection products for aquatic organisms in edge-of-field surface waters”” available at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EFSA: Public consultation on the Draft Guidance Document on the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified animals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