Crop Biotech Update

GM Crops Could Soon be Grown in UK After Brexit, Says Ag Minister

November 3, 2016

Genetically modified crops could soon be grown in the United Kingdom, according to George Eustice, Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

A written Parliamentary question asked the minister if the Department plans to change its policy on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in farming after the UK leaves the EU. In his Parliamentary answer, Mr. Eustice said that the Government is considering possible future arrangements for the regulation of GMOs as part of the preparations for EU exit. He added that the Government's general view remains that policy and regulation in this area should be science-based and proportionate.

To read the written question and answer, visit the UK Parliament website.