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News releases and comments from GM Freeze are listed below.

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Joint Open Letter to Royal Society re: Crop Production Study

Immediate release (24 Sep 2008)

Professor David Baulcombe Chair, Working Group The Royal Society 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG 24 September 2008 Dear Prof. Baulcombe, re: Biological approaches to enhance food crop production An Open Letter We are writing to express our serious …
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Brown and Woolas Short on GM Facts and History

Immediate release (19 Jun 2008)

Prime Minster Gordon Brown’s and Environment Minister Phil Woolas’ calls for a re-think on GM crops in the UK to increase yields have been described by GM Freeze as “short on facts and history”. The group point out that four …
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Non-GM Crops Dominate in World Agriculture

Immediate release (17 Jun 2008)

Non-GM crops bred using traditional plant breeding methods still provide most of the food and animal feed in the world, covering more than 97% of agricultural land [1] compared with only 2.4% growing GM crops. The new analysis [2] was …
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Defra Approve GM Potatoes Application

Immediate release (9 May 2008)

GM Freeze described today’s announcement by Defra to approve an application to trial GM potatoes near Tadcaster in North Yorkshire a by the University of Leeds as “very unwise and unnecessary”. The decision comes two months after a public consultation …
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Debenham’s GM Ban Welcomed

Immediate release (25 Apr 2008)

GM Freeze has warmly welcomed Debenham’s decision to ban GM food ingredients from its restaurants and cafes announced today. The Freeze has been calling upon all companies to include products, such meat, milk, cheese, eggs and fish, grown using GM …
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lllegal GM Rice “Unsafe” Says FSA

Immediate release (27 Mar 2008)

Rice products imported from China contaminated with the unapproved and illegal GM trait Bt63 have been confirmed as “unsafe” by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). In a letter to food regulators and the food industry sent on 26 March, the …
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