The UK Government has published a report examining the balance of competences between the European Union and the United Kingdom in the area of animal health and welfare and food safety. The report is one of 32 that together analyse what membership of the EU means for the UK’s national interest. They aim to deepen public and parliamentary understanding of our relationship with the EU. Th report covers animal health (including veterinary medicines), animal welfare and food safety (including feed, food labelling and food compositional standards).
A full copy of the report can be found online here, but the extract higlighting political interference in the science-based approvals system for GM crops is follows:
"Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and new technologies
The report "does not predetermine or prejudge proposals that either Coalition party may make in the future for changes to the EU or about the appropriate balance of competences".