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News releases and comments from GM Freeze are listed below.

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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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Unlicensed GM Wheat Contaminates US Farm

Immediate release (30 May 2013)

US regulators announced yesterday that unauthorised GM Roundup Ready (RR) wheat was found growing on a farm in Oregon. [1] The incident coincides with the second year of GM wheat trials at Rothamsted Research in Hertfordshire. It reinforces GM Freeze’s …
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Hidden Viral Gene Found in GMOs: Q&A

Immediate release (11 Mar 2013)

GM Freeze and the New York based Bioscience Resource Project today published a Q&A of key issues regarding the recent revelation that the majority of GM crops contain sequences encoding for the viral Gene VI, which has not been fully …
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