Genetic modification (GM)
Defra is responsible for the control of the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and for national, EU and international policy on the environmental safety of GMOs. Information in these pages is broken into the following main sections:
- Latest news:
Details of recent significant publications and announcements
- GMO introduction:
A general overview of GM organisms, what Defra do and don’t do and contact details.
- GM Crops
Find out more about the current position, and the Government's policy, including the 'co-existence' of GM and non-GM farming
- Non-crop GMOs
Information about GM animals and GM microbes and viruses
How GMOs are regulated and controlled. Applications and release information: details of applications, site locations, invitations to make representations, and consents pending.
- International issues
International agreements, transboundary movements
Defra research - proposed, in progress and completed
- Links Page for related sites including ACRE - Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment.
Page last modified 29 April, 2010