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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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Gates Money for GM Nitrogen Fixing No Silver Bullet

Immediate release (16 Oct 2012)

GM nitrogen fixing cereals are a mirage says a new publication from GM Freeze. The complex genetics involved are proving an obstacle to success, and even if it does work the technology is likely to result in lower yields. [1] …
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European Scientists: EU GM Crop Safety Testing Flawed

Immediate release (5 Oct 2012)

The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) today responded to the criticism levelled at the recent research paper reporting the results of the long-term feeding of GM maize to rats. [1] The statement points out that …
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Government Rejects EAC Call for Tighter GM Controls

Immediate release (12 Sep 2012)

The Government response [1] to the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) Report on Sustainable Food [2] today rejected all of the Committee’s recommendations for tighter regulation and scrutiny of GM food and crops including: “Additional conditionalities applied to GM crops beyond …
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EU Food Authorities Pave Way for Meat and Milk from GM Animals

Immediate release (4 Jul 2012)

European Union officials are paving the way to bring genetically modified (GM) animals to the European market. European authorities have developed safety guidelines for the introduction of GM animals [1] – a precursor to approving such products for commercial sale. …
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