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EU Council Vote Pushes GM Crop Decision to Parliament

Immediate release (12 Jun 2014)

Campaign group GM Freeze expressed disappointment today as the European Union Environment Council voted “Yes” on a controversial proposal that could see GM crops planted in UK fields as early as next year. The UK Government strongly favours GM technology, …
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UK set to support flawed, dangerous GM ban proposal

Comment (28 May 2014)

Commenting on the confirmation that the Council will vote on so-called national GM opt-outs on 12 June GM Freeze Director Liz O’Neill said: This proposal is all about getting more GM crops into the ground more quickly, and if it …
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UK GM Camelina trial given consent

Comment (16 Apr 2014)

Commenting on the announcement that Defra has granted consent for Rothamsted Research to plant an open-air trial of GM Camelina sativa, modified to produce omega 3 fatty acids, GM Freeze Director Liz O’Neill said: GM Freeze opposed this trial and …
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Groups Object to New UK GM Trial Plan

Immediate release (26 Mar 2014)

GM Freeze is leading a coalition of organisations in outlining the scientific and other reasons why the UK Government should say “No” to growing genetically modified (GM) Camelina in Hertfordshire as early as next month. [1] Rothamsted Research, a publicly-funded …
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UK MEPs Vote to Hide GM Pollen in Honey

Immediate release (14 Jan 2014)

GM Freeze today said it was surprised and disappointed by the number of UK MEPs who voted on 15 January to keep GM pollen in honey hidden from consumers. [1] The report adopted, brought from the Environment Committee by UK …
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