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News releases and comments from GM Freeze are listed below.

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Vigilance Still Needed on GM Rice Contamination

Immediate release (12 Apr 2007)

GM Freeze is calling on the Food Standards Agency, as well as food retailers and manufacturers, to be on maximum alert to prevent further imports of GM contaminated US long grain rice after Swedish authorities announced yesterday finding Bayer’s unauthorised …
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GM Spuds – Industry can’t agree on blight costs

Immediate release (28 Feb 2007)

BASF, the company wanting to field test GM potatoes in Cambridgeshire and Humberside [1] over the next five years, and the British Potato Council (BPC) cannot agree about the annual costs of blight damage in UK potatoes. BASF want to …
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Environmental Liability – Make GMOs a special case

Immediate release (12 Feb 2007)

Genetically Modified Organisms should be made a special case when new rules on liability for environmental damage are put in place in the UK say a group of environmental organisations [1]. The UK is due to implement the European Environmental …
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GM Freeze Welcomes Sainsbury’s Resignation

Immediate release (10 Nov 2006)

GM Freeze has welcomed the resignation of Science Minister Lord David Sainsbury today. Commenting GM Freeze Campaign Director said: This resignation is long overdue. In 1997 Lord Sainsbury came to the post of Science Minister with a long track record …
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Labour’s GM Contamination ‘Legally Flawed’

Immediate release (19 Oct 2006)

As Government’s GM consultation ends, a new legal opinion, published today, says that Government’s proposals on how to protect conventional and organic crops from contamination from GM crops are legally and “fundamentally flawed”. The opinion is published as the Government’s …
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GM Freeze Condemns France for GM Pharming Test Sites

Immediate release (13 Jun 2006)

GM Freeze has condemned the French Government for licensing two sites for crops genetically engineered to produce pharmaceuticals [1] ahead of legislation to deal with crop contamination and liability. Two out of 17 new GM test sites announced by the …
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WTO GM Judgment – EU should stand firm

Immediate release (11 May 2006)

Reacting to the announcement of the judgment on the long running WTO dispute on the GM moratorium and national bans between the EU and the USA, Canada and Argentina, Pete Riley of GM Freeze said: The USA and its allies …
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