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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 Streptococcus pneumoniae (18/R51/01)
  2. ACRE advice: application for a trial of GM camelina (18/R08/01)
  3. ACRE advice: application for a trial of GM Neisseria lactamica (17/R50/01)
  4. ACRE advice: application for a trial of GM potato (17/R29/01)
  5. ACRE advice: application for a trial of GM Adenovirus 4 (16/R49/01)
  6. ACRE advice: application for a trial of GM Salmonella Typhi (16/R48/01)
  7. ACRE advice: increasing photosynthetic efficiency in wheat trial
  8. ACRE advice: applications to market GM cotton and rice
  9. ACRE advice: applications to market GM soybeans and maize
  10. ACRE advice: applications to market GM oilseed rape
  11. ACRE advice: potato plant trial
  12. ACRE advice: camelina trial
  13. ACRE advice: application for a trial of a GM vaccine against typhoid and E.coli 15/R47/01/NI
  14. ACRE advice: application to market GM carnations C/NL/13/02
  15. ACRE advice: application to market GM carnations C/NL/13/01
  16. ACRE advice: applicatIon to cultivate GM maize
  17. ACRE advice: wheat crop trial
  18. ACRE advice: heart failure gene therapy trial
  19. ACRE advice: prostate cancer vaccine trial
  20. ACRE advice: AIDS vaccine trial
Published 5 June 2013
Last updated 8 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added the advice on a trial of GM Streptococcus pneumoniae (18/R51/01).
  2. Added the ACRE advice: application for a trial of GM camelina (18/R08/01).
  3. Added the advice for the application from the University of Southampton (17/R50/01).
  4. Added the advice for the application 17/R29/01.
  5. Added the ACRE advice for an application for a trial of GM Adenovirus 4 (16/R49/01).
  6. Added advice on application for a trial of GM Salmonella Typhi (16/R48/01).
  7. Added the latest ACRE advice on increasing photosynthetic efficiency in wheat trial.
  8. Two new advice documets added
  9. First published.