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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.


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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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