GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS AND
COORDINATION OF GOVERNMENT POLICY
Scope for UK action
41. The scope for action on GMOs by the Government
is circumscribed by a number of factors. The Government's role
is regulatory as Mr Rooker emphasised.
This role is governed by EC legislation to which reference has
already been made. Individual applications are subject to Community-wide
procedures. In addition the UK and the EU as a whole are bound
by the disciplines of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
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