Safeguard our Farms
EU rules currently control the use of GM in our food and on our farms. As Britain prepares to leave the EU, we need to ensure that the UK does not open the door to unregulated GM.
EU regulations require risk assessments for all GM crops to be grown or imported into Europe. The UK Government favours looser regulation and our GM rules are seen as a “barrier” to trade with the USA.
Farming Minister George Eustice disagrees with the European Court of Justice and plans to deregulate newer forms of GM as soon as possible. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has also stated his support for a “genetic food revolution”
We need robust GM regulation that protects people, animals and the environment from potentially irreversible damage.
EU regulations mean that GMOs released into the environment can be traced and that measures must be put in place to prevent contamination with non-GM crops, food and other products.
We need proper protection from GM contamination, to protect our farmers right to choose GM-free.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have all used EU regulations to ban the growing of GM crops in their territory. The status of these bans in Brexit Britain is, as yet, unknown.
Please join our campaign to Safeguard our Food and our Farms
If you’re on twitter:
Tweet your MP to show new farming minister Robert Goodwill that voters value the precautionary principle and see no place for GM in a responsible, fair and sustainable farming system.
If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland:
Ask your elected representatives to protect your country’s right to safeguard its own food and farms after Brexit.
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