GM Foods – public consultation ends 17 March 2021

Injecting a tomato photoWhat are your thoughts on genetically modified foodstuffs?

It sounds a bit science fiction doesn’t it? Yet it’s not that long since protesters were setting test fields of wheat alight in protest: something listeners to the Archers might remember Tom Archer getting involved with.

The European Union is pretty much against genetically modified products, but the UK is no longer a member since Brexit, and our government is now consulting on whether to relax UK regulations. Indeed, testing on modified foods has already started.

If you would like to know more and make your views known, a public consultation ends on 17th March. You can make your views known on the DEFRA website.

1) BBC Radio 4 Food Programme on the topic: dry but very informative and well worth a listen.

2) BBC News website article.

3) DEFRA web page to read more and register your views.

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