GM contamination: latest news and quotes
+ UK: OUTRAGEOUS - GM CHOCOLATE ON SALE IN TESCOS UK!
Hershey Brazil has removed GM ingredients from its bars but Hershey appears unwilling to do the same for consumers in the UK. Have a look at this label showing 3 different GM ingredients in Hershey's Nutrageous bars on sale in Tescos.
URGENT ACTION: GM Freeze sets out 3 effective actions you can take to protest
+ SWEDEN: GM LABELLING CONDEMNED AS MISLEADING
+ USA: GM-FREE LABELS OPPOSED BY THE INDUSTRY
+ UK: GM CONTAMINATION IN SOMERSET RAISES IMPORTANT QUESTIONS
GM Freeze points out a series of important questions raised by the contamination incident that led to over 50,000 GM plants being illegally grown that went on to produce GM seeds.
+ BELGIUM: REFUSAL OF GM POPLAR FIELD TRIAL OVERTURNED
The Belgian Council of State has suspended the refusal by federal ministers of a GM poplar field trial.
+ NEW ZEALAND: SAFETY BREACH DURING GM TRIAL
+ GM WHEAT: SEGREGATION IMPOSSIBLE
"If some people are allowed to choose to grow, sell and consume GM foods, soon nobody will be able to choose food, or a biosphere, free of GM. It’s a one way choice, like the introduction of rabbits or cane toads to Australia; once it's made, it can't be reversed." - Roger Levett, Choice: Less can be more, Food Ethics, Vol. 3, No. 3, Autumn 2008
"The hope of the industry is that over time the market is so flooded [with GMOs] that there's nothing you can do about it. You just sort of surrender."
- Don Westfall, biotech industry consultant and vice-president of Promar International quoted in, Starlink fallout could cost billions, Toronto Star, 9 January 2001
"Cross-pollination of the environment is an issue, and that has to be addressed. And for those countries that have very small landmass, there’s no way they can segregate GM crops from conventional crops or from organic crops, and so the likelihood of cross pollination exists."
- Prof Patrick Wall, until 2008 the Chairman of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the EU Agency mandated by the European Commission to advise on the safety of genetically modified food and animal feed for the European Union, in an interview: "We cannot force-feed EU citizens with GM food", 2 December 2008
"The cultivation of genetically modified maize [in Spain] has caused a drastic reduction in organic cultivations of this grain and is making their coexistence practically impossible." - Conclusion of research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics: An impossible coexistence: transgenic and organic agriculture, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 30 June 2008