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Genetically Modified Organisms

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 48641, tabled on 13 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to change its policy on the use of genetically modified organisms in farming after the UK leaves the EU.

Answered on

21 October 2016

As part of the preparations for EU exit, the Government is considering possible future arrangements for the regulation of genetically modified organisms. The Government’s general view remains that policy and regulation in this area should be science-based and proportionate.