Commission proposal on GM food and feed

Last updated:
1 December 2015
A summary of responses are available on a European Commission proposal to amend Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003 on genetically modified (GM) food and feed. The proposal would allow the UK and other member states to restrict or ban the use of authorised GM food and feed products for non-safety reasons within their territory.

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All GM food and feed products marketed in the European Union (EU) must pass a robust independent safety assessment by the European Food Safety Authority. This part of the EU system would remain unchanged.

Reponses to the proposal

We asked interested parties about the possible benefits and risks that may arise as a result of the proposal being adopted.

The summary of the responses and more information about the proposal can be found at the links below.

The responses received will help us to prepare for future discussions with the Commission and other member states.