Microbiology Society Summary of Views: Defra Regulation of Genetic Technologies
22 March 2021
We note that our response reflects the views expressed by thirteen members of the Microbiology Society who have responded to our call for input and share different perspectives on the regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) which could have been developed using traditional breeding. Therefore, our response is by no means comprehensive and it is not our intention to speak on the behalf of the microbiology community. Rather, we highlight anecdotes and examples of where genetic technologies are impacting on microbiology and its applications. We are currently consulting members to inform further explainers on these scientific issues. The evidence will be submitted for consideration to Defra in due course.