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Members of the Competent Authority

DEFRA is responsible for the control of environmental risks caused by contained use of GM animals and plants. With other members of the CA, DEFRA operates the Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) Regulations, which govern experimental release and marketing of GMOs. DEFRA and the devolved administrations are also responsible for the agricultural implications of GMOs.

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Updated 2015-06-17