More on GM foods / health

The internet is full of advice but the more professional opinions are at:

Government organisations

The following is a list of Government departments or advisers to Government, their websites, where you can see what they say about GM issues, and their telephone numbers. The websites often contain links to further sources.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Telephone: 08459 335577

English Nature
Telephone: 01733 455101

Food Standards Agency (FSA)
Telephone: 020 7276 8000

i-Bio UK information biotechnology

National Assembly for Wales
Telephone: 029 2082 5111

Northern Ireland Assembly
Telephone: 028 9052 1333

Scottish Executive
Telephone: 08457 741741


More information

This section contains a range of information and sources that will tell you more about GM and the surrounding issues.

GM dialogue strands

Two other strands of activity were established by Government in parallel with the debate:

The Food Standards Agency has also been running activities on GM issues. Visit to find out more.

You can get more information about how the different strands of activity are linked to each other by reading the Statement of relationships [PDF - 900KB].


The GM Public Debate Steering Board is not responsible for the content of any of the websites linked to here, and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in them. The Steering Board cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over the availability of any of these sites.

If you would like to continue discussing and exploring GM issues, you can visit the BBC website at

Other information on dental health can be found at

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Welcome to The History of GM Nation website. We provide you with all the background to the GM food debate that occurred at the turn of the century, which led to the government sponsored GM Nation public debate website being set up.

On this website you will find the history of that public debate, plus a guide not only to the findings of various scientific studies into the subject, but also the results of the public debate itself, all set out for you to enable you to make an informed decision for yourself.

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It is hard to know what to think with regard the issue of genetically modified foods. While there does seem to be a general consensus reached over the years of ongoing debate, in the minds of many significant doubt remains. It is vital therefore for each individual, whether it be for their own sake or that of their children, to arm themselves with all the available information that surrounds the subject before reaching a conclusion regarding what is best for them. Here at the History of GM Nation website we hope to provide you with that information. Please contact us if you have any questions.