Liz O’Neill is the Director of GM Freeze, the UK umbrella campaign for a moratorium on the use of genetic modification in food and farming. A veteran environmental campaigner and communications expert with a degree in Biochemistry, Liz regularly submits evidence to government and parliamentary enquiries and appears in the media to explain why genetic modification does not, and cannot, make our food system more responsible, fair and sustainable.
By Liz O'Neill, Sustainable Food Trust
Europe’s precautionary principle is being challenged in the name of innovation. What might at first seem like a battle of words could, however, have profound impacts on the future of food and farming in the UK, across Europe and beyond.