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GM Freeze Responds to Attack on Academy Of Environmental Medicine

Immediate release (28 May 2009)

Calls to Pete Riley 0845 217 8992 or 07903 341 065

For response:
Pete Riley of GM Freeze responded to the recent Attack on Academy Of Environmental Medicine over its call for an immediate moratorium on GM food, saying:

The Academy has a long track record of linking environmental contamination to ill health. The reaction of the biotech industry suggest that they have may something to hide. If they were to allow open access to all there safety data for health and the environment instead of hiding behind commercial confidentiality, then maybe independent scientists would be able to test claims of safety. People are well aware of the mounting number of drugs, chemicals and pesticides pronounced safe by those who sell them only for them to be found to be damaging once in commercial use – we need to be sure GM crops are not added to the list.

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Calls to Pete Riley 0845 217 8992 or 07903 341 065.