We call on supermarkets to show leadership on GMOs

We call on supermarkets to show leadership on GMOs

A joint letter signed by the Seed Co-operative 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, student activism, religion, business, democratic reform and academia have written to British supermarkets asking them to refuse to stock foods produced from unregulated and unlabelled gene-edited crops and animals. The 50 signatories to the joint l...

Public consultation on de-regulating gene editing launched

Public consultation on de-regulating gene editing launched

Defra has launched its public consultation on the deregulation of gene editing in England. Deregulation means there would be no or few safety checks and probably no GMO labelling for gene-edited products, even though scientists warn that they could be dangerous for human health and the environment. Roger Kerr, chief executive at OF&G said: “It’s concerning that GM and GE are being openly addressed by the prime minister and environment secretary as though it’s already part of agricultural ...