Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 1st February 2022.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to publish a technical definition or guidance on the genetic changes allowed under Regulation 2(2) (a) of the draft Statutory Instrument The Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government is taking a step wise approach to revising how we regulate the use of organisms developed using genetic technologies such as gene editing where the end product could have been produced by traditional breeding methods, which will include the development of guidance to inform this process.

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