Britain is using the Ukraine conflict to push for the legalisation of gene-edited foods.

For good reason, genetically engineered food has been heavily restricted in the United Kingdom.  However, a new bill being introduced in Parliament right now could circumvent these restrictions by citing the Ukraine conflict as an excuse.

Gene-edited crops differ from conventional genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in that their own DNA code is altered rather than being spliced with foreign DNA.

And British politicians are attempting to capitalise on this by claiming that gene-edited crops are exempt from the strict GMO regulations in their country.

The "Genetic Technology" bill was introduced for the first time on Wednesday.

The UK's Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs describes it as a way to "cut red tape and support the development of innovative tech to grow more resistant, nutritious, and productive crops."

"These precision technologies enable us to accelerate the breeding of plants with natural disease resistance and better use of soil nutrients, resulting in higher yields with fewer pesticides and fertilisers," said Environment Secretary George Eustice, who is heavily pushing the bill.

"We are free to follow science outside of the European Union (EU)."

(Related: Modern "science" is also attempting to gene-edit animals, but the results have been dismal thus far.)

According to Friends of the Earth, gene editing is "genetic modification by another name."

Of course, what Eustice means is that, unlike the United Kingdom, the EU does not support GMOs of any kind, gene-edited or otherwise.

Eustice, on the other hand, believes that his country should fully embrace gene editing technology as the new normal for food.

We are told that gene-edited food crops must be planted immediately in order to overcome supply challenges blamed on the war situation in Eastern Europe.

According to a Friends of the Earth spokesperson, the claim that gene editing is distinct from genetic modification is incorrect.

According to a spokesperson for the advocacy group, gene editing is simply "genetic modification under a different name."

"It still focuses on changing the genetic code of plants and animals to address problems caused by poor soils, pesticide overuse, and intensive farming," the spokesperson added.

Gideon Henderson, a British government "scientific adviser," on the other hand, claims that gene editing is not the same as genetic engineering, which will magically produce much more food much faster.

"We anticipate that [the bill] will allow precision-bred crops to navigate the regulatory system much more quickly, in the range of one year versus approximately ten years under the current regime," Henderson said.

The EU currently classifies gene-edited foods as GMOs.

According to EU law, they are the same thing.

Technically, the same is true for the United Kingdom, which is why this new legislation is being pushed.

The new law, if passed, would only apply to England.

Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland would still have their own restrictions, which would almost certainly lead to new trade disputes.

The Scottish government has already stated its opposition to the new bill.

However, Eustice claims that if the bill passes, neither country has the authority to prohibit the sale of gene-edited crops.

"Though the legislation, if passed, will initially reduce crop restrictions, it also includes provisions for livestock, as gene-editing can be used to breed animals more resilient to disease and other ailments," Infowars reported.

"The practise has been more controversial for animals due to concerns that it may cause suffering; however, the new bill will allow lawmakers to similarly reduce red tape if they are satisfied that it contains adequate safeguards." has the most recent news on the push to genetically reengineer the entire world.


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