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ACRE: advisory reports on requests to release genetically modified organisms

The Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment advises government on requests for permission to release genetically modified organisms (GMO) into the environment.

All requests to release GMOs into the environment, like GM crop trials or clinical tests of GM vaccines, are referred by government to ACRE.

ACRE assesses each request against the possible risks to human health or the environment. If more information is needed to review the application then ACRE will request this from the applicant directly.

Finally ACRE publishes a report that sets out a summary of its findings in each case. This recommends government either approves or denies the request, and may also contain conditions or monitoring measures that ACRE thinks should be included.

The most recent advisory reports from ACRE are:

Documents

  1. ACRE advice: application for a trial of GM Neisseria lactamica (17/R50/01)

    • Research and analysis
  2. ACRE advice: application for a trial of GM potato (17/R29/01)

    • Research and analysis
  3. ACRE advice: application for a trial of GM Adenovirus 4 (16/R49/01)

    • Research and analysis
  4. ACRE advice: application for a trial of GM Salmonella Typhi (16/R48/01)

    • Research and analysis
  5. ACRE advice: increasing photosynthetic efficiency in wheat trial

    • Research and analysis
  6. ACRE advice: applications to market GM cotton and rice

    • Research and analysis
  7. ACRE advice: applications to market GM soybeans and maize

    • Research and analysis
  8. ACRE advice: applications to market GM oilseed rape

    • Research and analysis
  9. ACRE advice: potato plant trial

    • Research and analysis
  10. ACRE advice: camelina trial

    • Research and analysis
  11. ACRE advice: application for a trial of a GM vaccine against typhoid and E.coli 15/R47/01/NI

    • Research and analysis
  12. ACRE advice: application to market GM carnations C/NL/13/02

    • Research and analysis
  13. ACRE advice: application to market GM carnations C/NL/13/01

    • Research and analysis
  14. ACRE advice: applicatIon to cultivate GM maize

    • Research and analysis
  15. ACRE advice: wheat crop trial

    • Research and analysis
  16. ACRE advice: heart failure gene therapy trial

    • Research and analysis
  17. ACRE advice: prostate cancer vaccine trial

    • Research and analysis
  18. ACRE advice: AIDS vaccine trial

    • Research and analysis
Published 5 June 2013
Last updated 19 October 2017 + full page history
  1. Added the advice for the application from the University of Southampton (17/R50/01).
  2. Added the advice for the application 17/R29/01.
  3. Added the ACRE advice for an application for a trial of GM Adenovirus 4 (16/R49/01).
  4. Added advice on application for a trial of GM Salmonella Typhi (16/R48/01).
  5. Added the latest ACRE advice on increasing photosynthetic efficiency in wheat trial.
  6. Two new advice documets added
  7. First published.