16 Mar 2022
House of Lords voted through the Government’s proposed Statutory Instrument to reduce restrictions on field trial research of gene edited crops. This follows a vote in the Commons last week which passed it by 305 votes to 2 against.
By making it easier to conduct field trials, this marks a small but important step towards freeing up genetic innovation in England – and a milestone on the path to more proportionate, science-based regulation.
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