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Press releases

News releases and comments from GM Freeze are listed below.

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Groups press Spelman for real reform on GM Crop Risk Assessment

Immediate release (5 May 2011)

An alliance of 19 environment, consumer and sustainable development groups from across Europe recently wrote to Defra Secretary of State Caroline Spelman [1] calling for major changes to the draft risk assessment procedures companies will have to follow when applying …
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GM Crops Still a Tiny Part of World Agriculture

Immediate release (22 Feb 2011)

GM crops occupy just 3% of global agricultural land according to industry data released today. The annual ISAAA report on the status of GM crops around the world shows a total area of 148 million hectares, representing just 3% of …
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Call for UK Legislation to Control Cloned Products

Immediate release (8 Feb 2011)

In response to a Food Standards Agency (FSA) consultation, GM Freeze has called for interim legislation to bring the current presence of the offspring of clones in the UK under regulatory control. [1] Last August it was revealed that meat …
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New Briefing on Cloning Farm Animals

Immediate release (31 Jan 2011)

Today GM Freeze published a briefing on issues surrounding the introduction of products from the offspring of cloned farm animals into the UK food chain. [1] This new briefing looks at all aspects of cloning, including the current positions of …
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New study backs up India’s ban on GM Brinjal

Immediate release (19 Jan 2011)

A new study [1] of the safety data on GM Brinjal (eggplant or aubergine) backs up the Indian Government’s decision to place a moratorium on its approval in February 2010. [2] The study reviews the toxicity data submitted by Monsanto’s …
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Government Must Consider All Issues on Cloned Animals

Immediate release (26 Nov 2010)

GM Freeze is calling on the Government to look at all issues, including food safety, animal welfare, ethics and socio-economics, before deciding whether to allow cloned animals, their off-spring and products into the UK. Today the Advisory Committee on Novel …
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C4 Documentary Misses Many Important GM Issues

Immediate release (5 Nov 2010)

GM Freeze welcomes the chance provided by the C4 Documentary “What the Green Movement Got Wrong” to debate whether GM crops offer a sustainable solution for future food supply and land management but says the programme fails to address many …
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EU Zero Tolerance Proposals “Completely Unacceptable”

Immediate release (28 Oct 2010)

This week’s announcement that the European Commission is proposing to allow up to 0.1% GM content in animal feed from unapproved traits [1] has been described by GM Freeze as “completely unacceptable” and not based on evidence. Very few animal …
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Deep Concern over Spelman’s Position on Cloning

Immediate release (12 Oct 2010)

GM Freeze has expressed “serious concern” following reports that Defra will review whether the offspring of cloned animals should be classified as Novel Foods and therefore require and approval before entering the food chain. [1] At a meeting at last …
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Decision to Abandon FSA GM Dialogue Welcomed

Immediate release (17 Sep 2010)

GM Freeze welcomed Science Minister David Willets’ announcement that the Food Standards Agency’s planned GM Dialogue will be abandoned. The FSA’s GM dialogue was being planned at the bequest of the previous government in collaboration with ScienceWise and the Central …
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