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Julian Sturdy letter to Defra Sec re. crop science sector call for action


22 July 2021

To: Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

NEWS - National Food Strategy must embrace agricultural science and innovation, says APPG chair


13 July 2021

NEWS - APPG welcomes TIGRR recommendations on gene editing and agri-metrics


16 June 2021

The chair of an influential cross-party grouping of MPs and Lords has welcomed high-level calls for the UK to use its Brexit freedoms to promote the development and commercial uptake of gene edited crops, and to develop a comprehensive system of farm to fork sustainability metrics to help deliver ‘more from less’ in terms of sustainable, efficient agriculture.

NEWS - Embracing gene editing can help organic growers reduce pesticide use, says Peer


2 June 2021

A leading Conservative Peer has issued a challenge to the organic sector to come clean about their use of toxic pesticides to control pests and diseases, urging them to keep an open mind on the potential of new precision breeding techniques to help reduce the use of chemical input.

APPGSTA Income & Expenditure Statement


March 2021

NEWS - All-Party Group welcomes clarification of Co-op position on gene editing


26 February 2021

Following media reports that the Co-op had said no to gene edited products in its stores, members and stakeholders of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture have welcomed unambiguous clarification, in a letter from The Co-operative Group chief executive Steve Murrells to Lord Cameron of Dillington.

NEWS RELEASE - Leading scientists, politicians welcome Defra gene editing consultation, urge organic sector to keep an open mind


7 January 2021

Welcoming the Government’s long awaited consultation on plans to regulate the products of precision breeding techniques in the same way as conventional breeding methods, rather than as GMOs, leading scientists and cross-party politicians have highlighted the potential opportunities of these advances to support more sustainable farming and food production systems.