Research and analysis

ACRE advice: application for a trial of GM potato (17/R29/01)

ACRE's advice on an application to grow genetically modified potato for research into disease resistance and tuber quality.



This document is the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE’s) advice to government in considering a request from the Sainsbury Laboratory (17/R29/01) for a trial of genetically modified (GM) potato. The research is looking at the impact of the genetic modification in field conditions.

ACRE is satisfied that the trial will not have an adverse effect on human health or the environment.

The committee concluded that all appropriate measures have been taken to avoid adverse effects to human health and the environment from the proposed trial.

Published 4 May 2017