7th January 2021

DEFRA consults on GM regualtion

DEFRA is consulting on the regulation of genetic technologies.  They are seeking views on the regulation of organisms (other than humans) produced using genetic technologies such as gene editing. Of specific interest is whether organisms, which could have been produced using traditional breeding methods, should be regulated as genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The consultation will also gather preliminary views on the potential for wider reform of GMO regulations.  Consultation closes 17th March.

19th November 2020

Consultation on changes to eco-labelling

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is consulting on proposed updates the existing ecodesign and energy labelling requirements which currently apply to light sources and separate control gears (‘lighting products’) in the UK.  Consultation closes 27th January 2021.

4th November 2020

DEFRA consultation

DEFRA is consulting on reducing ammonia emissions from urea fertilisers. Consultation closes 26th  January 2021.  The consultation is on plans to reduce ammonia emissions in England by regulating the use or sale of solid urea fertilisers.