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News releases and comments from GM Freeze are listed below.

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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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Commission Amending Honey Law to Hide GM Pollen

Immediate release (11 Feb 2013)

Tomorrow EU Member States will discuss the Commission’s proposal to amend the Honey Directive in what is widely believed to be an attempt to circumvent the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and hide the presence of GM pollen from consumers. …
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BASF Drops Key GM Projects

Immediate release (30 Jan 2013)

BASF announced yesterday it is abandoning efforts to gain EU authorisation for three GM potatoes after over a decade of investment and research. The company is also dropping research into GM “nutritionally enhanced corn” in the US, which will trigger …
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Owen Paterson Wrong on GM Crops

Immediate release (10 Dec 2012)

Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson’s misguided assumption that GM has “real environmental benefits” is both factually inaccurate and ignores the UK Government’s own data from field trials that showed GM crops harm wildlife. [1] In comments reported today Mr …
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Wheat Genome Alone Will Not Serve Sustainable Farming

Immediate release (29 Nov 2012)

GM Freeze is warning that governments and scientists should not rely too heavily on wheat genetics to improve food security following the announcement that scientists have taken another step toward sequencing the wheat genome. [1] Huge investments for genetically modifying …
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