Tag: GM

We need system change not GM ketchup

GM tomato won’t address the problem of vitamin D deficiency because poor nutrition is a function of poverty and a broken food system says GM Freeze

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GM is not the answer

OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers) has expressed serious concern over Defra’s introduction of their Genetic Technology Bill that received its first reading in Parliament today.

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Defra: Multi-agency response to GM wheat trial 21/R52/01

GM Freeze, ORC and twenty five other organisations have asked Defra not to allow the John Innes Centre to plant another open field trial of genetically modified wheat. Read the letter here
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Defra unveils 'plans to unlock power of gene editing'

New plans to 'unlock the power of gene editing to help our farmers grow more resistant, more nutritious and more productive crops' have been published today as part of the UK Government response to the…
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Defra: multi agency response to GM wheat trial 21/R08/01

GM Freeze, the Organic Research Centre and twenty six other organisations came together to ask Defra not to allow Rothamsted Research to plant an open field trial of genetically modified wheat. Read the response hereDownload…
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New GM field trial consultation - help oppose the planting of experimental GM wheat

Rothamsted Research has applied for permission to plant a field trial of GM Wheat and a statutory public consultation is now open. Field trials always carry a risk of escape and wheat is a staple food in…
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Our response to the Defra public consultation on Genome editing

ORC submitted responses to Defra's Consultation on future of gene editing both as part of the English Organic Forum and as an organisation. As a member of the English Organic Forum (EOF), the Organic Research…
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UK Farmers Assembly on New GM

The UK Government wants to deregulate genetically modified (GM) crops and animals. Genetic modification (originally known as genetic engineering and now rebranded as ‘gene editing’) is being promoted as an essential tool in the farmer’s…
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We call on supermarkets to show leadership on GMOs

A joint letter signed by ORC asks retailers to refuse to stock products made from untested and unregulated genetically engineered plants and animals produced using a new technique called ‘gene editing’. Leaders from food, farming,…
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GMOs and gene editing in agriculture: the benefits of regulation

How does organic & non-organic food and farming avoid contamination with GMOs? Why is it so relevant for food production that GMOs are regulated? Which disruptions can be expected from gene editing and new genetic engineering in general?  These…
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