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News releases and comments from GM Freeze are listed below.

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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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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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