Environmental Audit Committee

13 November 2003


GM Food - Evaluating the Farm Scale Trials

EVIDENCE SESSIONS

Wednesday 19 November 2003

The Committee will be taking evidence from:

3.50pm:    THE SOIL ASSOCIATION

Lord Melchett, Policy Director

Miss Gundula Azeez, Policy Manager

4.40pm:    NATIONAL FARMERS' UNION

Sir Ben Gill, NFU President

Elizabeth Hogben, Food Science Adviser, NFU

Mr Bob Fiddaman, NFU spokesperson on GM crops and Coexistence

This will form part of its inquiry into GM Food - Evaluating the Farm Scale Trials, announced in a press release on 18 September 2003.

This session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis.  Room allocations are subject to change at short notice.  Please call the Committee Information Line on: 020 7219 2033 for confirmation nearer the time.

Notes for Editors

1. The Committee announced its inquiry into GM Food - Evaluating the Farm Scale Trials on 18 September 2003.  The press release outlining the remit of this inquiry can be found here.

2. Details of all the Committee's inquiries, together with its Reports and other publications, are also available at: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environmental_audit_committee.cfm

3. The Committee last reported on GM Food in 1999 before the farm scale trials commenced.  Please see GMOs and the Environment: Co-ordination of Government Policy, (HC 384, session 1998-99).