Select Committee on European Union Twenty-Second Report


The following acronyms occur frequently in the Report and evidence. Definitions of less common or more technical acronyms may be found in the written evidence.
ACNFPAdvisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes
ACREAdvisory Committee on Releases to the Environment
BBSRCBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
BRCBritish Retail Consortium
DEFRADepartment for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DfIDDepartment for International Development
DNADeoxyribonucleic acid
DTIDepartment of Trade and Industry
EFA/EFSAEuropean Food Safety Authority ("Safety" was not in the original draft proposal)
EPAUS Environmental Protection Agency
FDAUS Food and Drugs Administration
FDFFood and Drink Federation
FSAUK Food Standards Agency
GMGenetically modified
GMO(s)Genetically modified organism(s)
IPIdentity preserved/preservation
MEAsMultilateral environmental agreements
NERANational Economic Research Associates
NFREC Novel Foods Regulation
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
SCI(BIO)Cabinet Committee overseeing policy on biotechnology
SCIMACSupply Chain Initiative on Modified Agricultural Crops
SPS(WTO) Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
TBT(WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade
UKASTAUK Agricultural Supply Trade Association
UNEPUnited Nations Environment Programme
USDAUS Department of Agriculture
WHOWorld Health Organisation
WTOWorld Trade Organisation

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