The Council for Science and Technology, the body that advises the Prime Minister on science policy issues, asked a group of independent scientists in 2013 to look into the developments in the science of GM crops since the Royal Society report published in 2009.
The result is a 50 page report which records the progress of the first generation of crops, the potential applications coming through the pipeline and the regulatory challenges. The report makes a series of recommendations that would allow a safe and sustainable agriculture to use GM varieties for the benefit of the farmer, consumer and the environment.
Professor Jonathan Jones, Sainsbury Laboratory
Professor Jim Dunwell, University of Reading
Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Adviser