Environmental Audit Committee

16 December 2003

GM Food - Evaluating the Farm Scale Trials


Wednesday 17 December 2003

The Committee will be taking evidence from:


Richard Ali, Director of Food Policy, British Retail Consortium


Ian Burgess, Group Quality Assurance Manager, the Cooperative Group


Professor Nick Pidgeon, Director, Centre for Environmental Risk, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

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. 

2. Details of all the Committee's inquiries, together with its Reports and other publications, are also available on the Committee's website.

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).