GM and the precautionary principle - Second evidence hearing

29 October 2014

This is the second session of the Committee’s inquiry into genetically modified (GM) foods and the way in which these are regulated at European level under the precautionary principle.

The session will focus on attitudes to biotechnology in general and GM foods in particular across three groups: the general public (panel one), consumers (panel two) and farmers (panel three). Witnesses include public engagement experts, consumer groups, trade bodies and representatives of the agricultural sector.


The Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday 29 October 2014 at 9.15am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 9.15 am

  • Síle Lane, Director of Campaigns, Sense About Science
  • Dr Jack Stilgoe, Lecturer in Social Studies of Science, University College London
  • Professor Brian Wynne, Professor of Science Studies, Lancaster University

At 9.55 am

  • Sue Davies, Chief Policy Adviser, Which?
  • Jon Woolven, Strategy and Innovation Director, Institute of Grocery Distribution

At 10.35 am

  • Dr Helen Ferrier, Chief Science and Regulatory Affairs Adviser, National Farmers' Union
  • Peter Melchett, Policy Director, The Soil Association
  • Professor Ian Crute, Non-Executive Director, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

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