The Government’s industry consultation on how to live alongside GM crops (coexistence is the term) closes on October 20th. Elm Farm Organic Research Centre has compiled a detailed response calling for far more stringent regulation of any GM crops when grown in the UK alongside organic or conventional non GM farmers and growers.
There has to be an extension of the principle of “polluter pays” in the GM coexistence case, with the full costs of monitoring, surveillance and any consequent damages borne by the GM sector and GM farmers.
Read the full EFORC consultation here alongside our consultation analysis document Engineering Coexistence, available in pdf format below.
The proper construction of a coexistence regime between organic and GM crops is a crucial building block for the future success of our industry. Have your say and let Defra and the wider Government, alongside the GM industry, know the strength and detail of your arguments