Hampshire Scientific Service has been invited to join the ENGL group (European Network of GM Labs), and become one of only four labs in the UK and a handful in Europe leading the enforcement of Genetic Modification in foods. Our efforts in this area are in response to Members interest in keeping Hampshire GM free.
Our profile in the area was recently raised as we completed research into the detection of allergens (nuts) in foods from their DNA. This research is of international significance and should be published in the near future.
The work was completed in conjunction with Waitrose, Premier Foods, The Government Chemist and ourselves.