Genetically Modified Organisms: Food

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th June 2015.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that GM food is safe to eat and that its production does not adversely affect the ecosystem.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Under EU rules, proposed GM crops and foods are subject to a robust safety assessment to ensure that human health and the environment will not be compromised. The Government supports the need for science-based regulatory decisions on GM products.

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