This briefing examines genetically modified organisms (GMOs), focussing principally on GM crops. It provides introductory information on GMOs and outlines the EU Regulatory framework, including the recent EU Directive on GM cultivation. It describes the Scottish and UK Government positions on GM crops, and those in other EU Member States. It includes information on public opinion and consumer acceptability of GM products, both within the UK and more widely; and it examines the potential benefits and risks of GMOs.
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Published: 16 December 2015