Guidance and reports on GM inspections
A collection of guidance and reports on GM inspections for importing or marketing seeds and applying for consent to release genetically modified organisms.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) leads on the environmental safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and wider issues surrounding the use of GM crop technology.
The GM Inspectorate, which is part of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), is responsible for the inspection of GMO deliberate release sites and the enforcement of GMO deliberate release and marketing legislation in England.
Contact the GM Inspectorate if you have concerns or information about unauthorised GMOs that you believe may have been released in England.
Animal and Plant Health Agency
Contact the SASA GM Inspectorate for GM services in Scotland.
Guidance on how seed companies can fulfil their responsibilities to minimise the risk of accidental GM presence when importing and marketing non-GM seed.
Deliberate release inspections
Guidance on the deliberate release of GM organisms, including field inspection reports of experimental GMO releases, and the enforcement of deliberate release legislation.
Overview of GMO inspection and enforcement work in England.
- Research and analysis
Published: 27 November 2015