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News releases and comments from GM Freeze are listed below.

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GM Freeze Celebrates a GM-Free New Year in UK Fields

Immediate release (30 Dec 2013)

GM Freeze today offered congratulations to farmers and consumers as 2014 marks the first year since 2007 that no GM trials will be conducted in UK fields, and no new GM field trials are expected. Different GM potatoes have been …
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Bangladesh Must Halt GM Crop Rollout, Lucrative UK Market at Risk

Immediate release (4 Dec 2013)

Today GM Freeze wrote to the Bangladeshi Prime Minister, President and Ministers for Commerce and the Environment urging them to overturn the decision to commercialise GM brinjal (aubergine) to protect Bangladeshi farmers and exporters from serious risks to their businesses. …
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The Cost of RR Technology Failure Clear, No Relief in Sight

Immediate release (25 Sep 2013)

Delegates at the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’s) 246th national meeting, held in the heart of US corn country, heard dire warnings from weed scientists about the spread of glyphosate resistant weeds and the growing number of weed species with resistance …
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UNCTAD Issues Wake Up Call for Food Production

Immediate release (20 Sep 2013)

A major new report from the UN’s Conference on Trade and Development, subtitled Wake up before it is too late, is calling for “a rapid and significant shift” away from chemical- and energy-intensive industrial farming to “mosaics of sustainable regenerative …
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Monsanto EU GM Crop Withdrawal Welcomed with Caution

Immediate release (18 Jul 2013)

GM Freeze today welcomed Monsanto’s announcement that it is withdrawing pending applications to cultivate GM crops in the European Union but said this is not the end of Europe’s GM story. [1] Monsanto says it will withdraw EU cultivation applications …
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Paterson Sings from GM Industry’s Hymn Sheet

Immediate release (20 Jun 2013)

GM Freeze said today that Owen Paterson’s support for GM crops is based on poor and partial information, that proposed policy changes will have to be agreed by the EU and could make UK food exports to EU markets more …
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GM Freeze comment: UK GM wheat trial extended

Immediate release (14 Jun 2013)

Commenting on the Government’s approval of the Rothamsted Research application to extend the GM wheat trial in Hertfordshire GM Freeze Campaign Director Pete Riley said: GM Freeze is disappointed that the Government has given the go ahead for this trial. …
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FSA Board Urged to Support GM-free Labels

Immediate release (4 Jun 2013)

In an open letter to Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board members GM Freeze urged the agency to recommend that the Government backs moves to harmonise GM-free labelling across the EU. Such labels should appear both on foods containing GM ingredients …
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Joint Statement Challenges Basis for GM Wheat Trials

Immediate release (3 Jun 2013)

An alliance of 27 organisations, including the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union, Neal’s Yard Remedies, the Real Bread Campaign and War on Want, today issued a statement challenging Rothamsted Research, the Government and funding bodies to be more open …
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