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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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Consultation on future of gene editing launched by Environment Secretary at Oxford Farming Conference

Plans to consult on gene editing, which according to Defra 'could unlock substantial benefits to nature, the environment and help farmers with crops resistant to pests, disease or extreme weather and to produce healthier, more…
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First open source detection test for a gene-edited GM crop

Greenpeace, together with other non-governmental organisations, non-GMO food associations and a food retailer, announced that the first-ever public detection method for a gene-edited crop has been successfully developed and published. The new research refutes claims…
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GM Freeze is facing closure – can you help?

GM Freeze’s work is as vital as ever and needs support

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Govt must protect our right to grow and eat GM free

EU vote opens the door to more GM crop approvals

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Engineering Coexistence

Living wih GM neighbours…

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EFORC GM coexistence response

Living wih GM neighbours

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