Genetic Contamination in Foods

Europe Gives the Green Light!
but the genetic traffic is still going slow thanks to
France, Luxembourg, Austria, Greece,
Italy, Denmark and Belgium.
October 17, 2002 EU STAYS CLOSED TO GM FOODS DESPITE NEW LAW
Reuters Company News
By Robin Pomeroy

Updated 30 October, 2002

On 3rd July, 2002 the European Parliament voted on labelling food obtained from or containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Latest communication from
Dr. Caroline Jackson mepcj2.htm > > > > > > > view response (to be sent to all MEPs)


A report by Karin Scheele of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy has offered an amendment (Amendment 9) to the European Commission's Directive Directive 2001/18/EC, (pdf file (259Kb), it allows a level of 1% contamination before labeling is compulsory.

Whereas the original Directive 'Directive 2001/18/EC ' was a bit of a nightmare Karin's amendments are really very good. The exception being the 0.5% tolerance of contamination of, for example, animal genes in vegetarian products. Karin Scheele's (Amendment 9)

 "a shoal of fish enhanced GE tomatoes will swim through it.

 

There are two important issues presently.

  1. The above concern over the 1% and
  2. That Labour and Conservative MEPs have been ordered to vote against the proposed amendments. (Karin Scheele's Full Report 442Kb).

Please contact and lobby those below. Change is the only constant. Let's make it change for the better.

Responses from MEPs representing the SouthWest of England to my emails prior to the debate and vote of 2nd/3rd July, 2002

Dr. Caroline Jackson mepcj1.htm
Lord Stockton
mepas1.htm
Giles Chichester
mepgc1.htm
Glynn Ford
mepgf1.htm
Graham Watson
mepgw1.htm

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