The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

May 2016

Publication type:

Position statement



Position statement on genetically modified organisms, May 2016

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.

The progress of GMOs has led to the development of plants, mainly crops, that carry engineered advantages e.g. resistance to disease.

This statement presents:

  • our view on GMOs across five key points
  • four actions we are committed to, in consideration of GMOs.
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