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Dow GM Soya Crop: A Step Back into the Dark Ages

Immediate release (12 Jun 2009)

Dow AgroSciences’ recent request [1] to the regulatory authorities in Brazil to field test a new GM soya bean tolerant to weedkillers 2,4 D and haloxyfop R has been described by GM Freeze as “a step back into the Dark …
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New Report Undermines Vatican Meeting

Immediate release (14 May 2009)

On the eve of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences’ “Study Week” on genetically modified food (“Transgenic Plants for Food Security”, 15-19 May 2009), a new report from GM Freeze shows why GM won’t, and can’t, deliver on its promises. The …
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Germans Ban GM Maize

Immediate release (14 Apr 2009)

GM Freeze has welcomed the decision by the German Agriculture Minister to ban the cultivation of Monsanto’s GM maize Mon 810. The Federal Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner made the announcement this morning in Berlin and said: Germany will apply Article …
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GM Freeze Welcomes Wales’ GM-Free Resolve

Immediate release (24 Feb 2009)

Commenting on yesterday’s statement on the GM-free policy of the Welsh Assembly Government, Pete Riley of GM Freeze said: We warmly welcome this statement, which shows that the Welsh Assembly Government is planning for the long term rather than supporting …
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ECJ Ruling Scuppers Plans for Secret GM Test Sites

Immediate release (18 Feb 2009)

Calls for secrecy on GM crop test sites in the UK [1] have been scuppered by a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) published yesterday. In the ruling [2] the ECJ said that under EU Directive 2001/18: general …
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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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