External consultation

Public consultation

In April 1998, the Working Party held a public consultation as part of its work. 118 responses were received from a variety of organisations and individuals, including:

  • academics and academic organisations
  • agricultural and industrial organisations
  • environmental organisations
  • organisations concerned with food and consumers
  • health organisations
  • governmental or regulatory bodies

Consultation paper

You can still download the consultation paper (PDF 8 pages)

Fact finding meetings

The Working Party held a number of fact-finding meetings with individuals and organisations as part of its research, including:

  • The British Society of Plant Breeders Ltd
  • Department For International Development
  • English Nature
  • European Commission
  • Institute of Virology & Environmental Microbiology
  • Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  • Monsanto Europe SA
  • National Farmers’ Union
  • National Institute of Agricultural Botany
  • The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • Sainsbury’s
  • The Science Museum
  • Supply Chain Initiative on Modified Agricultural Crops
  • University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Dr David Ellar and Dr Paul Davis
  • The Wellcome Trust
  • Yale University, Professor Robert Evenson, Centre for Economic Growth
  • Zeneca Plant Sciences

Previous work

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