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George Freeman MP has announced the publication of a report by the Fresh Start Group, examining the impact of the EU on life sciences.

The report, 'The EU impact on the UK Life Science sector', finds that 'the rising tide of hostility to corporate biotechnology, expressed through increasingly powerful lobby groups with increasing influence in the EU legislative process, has started to have a serious impact on the EU and UK’s ability to secure investment.' It also highlights the fact the the EU approval system for GM crops is hampered by political interference, rather than making science-led, evidence-based decisions.