EFRA: Agriculture Bill Inquiry
18 Oct 2018
Key points in our evidence include:
- Genetic resources and genetic diversity are both key public goods. Genetic resources should not be controlled through patenting.
- The UK needs a robust and transparent process for authorising the use of GMOs; effective measures to prevent GM contamination and an effective liability regime for those affected by GM contamination.
- Transparency and fairness require compulsory clear labelling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients.
- The devolved nations’ divergent policy on GM in food and farming must be respected and legislation developed that will allow it to be fully implemented.