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Bright Blue: Manifesto for Conservation

29 Nov 2018

Closeup of a wheat seedling in field

GM Freeze responded to think tank Bright Blue’s call for evidence towards a Conservative Manifesto for Conservation, which included a specifc question about the regulation of GM in food production. Our evidence makes the following key points:

  • The authorisation of GM crops must follow a robust, transparent and consistent process that encompasses social and ethical impacts alongside safety concerns.
  • GM regulation must protect the entire food chain through effective and consistently enforced measures to prevent GM contamination.
  • Consumers want to make an informed choice through clear GM labelling.
  • All forms of genetic engineering, including genome editing, should be regulated in the same way as established GM techniques.