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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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King Exaggerates GM Progress

Immediate release (27 Nov 2007)

GM Freeze have accused Chief Scientist Professor David King of greatly exaggerating the progress made in developing new GM crops around the world and of ignoring the other ways to tackle global climate and poverty challenges. Professor King, interviewed on …
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Defra GM Consultation Farce

Immediate release (9 Nov 2007)

GM Freeze described the Ministerial Statement on the Coexistence of GM and non-GM crops made by Defra minister Phil Woolas today as a farce. In his statement [1] the Minister said: We are grateful to everyone who responded and have …
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GM Freeze Welcomes Suspension of GM Crops in France

Immediate release (30 Oct 2007)

GM Freeze has warmly welcomed the statement by French President, Nicholas Sarkozy, that the commercial planting of GM crops in France has been suspended. The announcement was made at a national conference on the environment held this week. [1] Previous …
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GM Potato Trial Cancellation has Wider Implications

Immediate release (14 May 2007)

GM Freeze welcomed the decision of the biotech company BASF not to proceed with a trial of GM blight resistant potatoes near Hedon in East Yorkshire this year because of concerns of local borage farmers about the availability of bee …
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