GM RICE NEWS ROUNDUP
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Banned in Europe
Western Mail, September 19 2006
Although American-grown rice is still available in the UK, other European countries have started to remove it from its shelves. Germany's leading supermarket chain Edeka has removed US rice from its stores on the basis that it cannot be clearly established at present how genetically modified rice could have been mixed with normal rice from the United States
And France's main distributors have taken steps to assure consumers that all contaminated products, including packets of rice and cooked meals containing rice, had been recalled.
Two large Swiss supermarket chains have also banned rice imported from the US
Take US rice off sale, urges watchdog
Western Mail, Sep 19 2006
IRELAND: Tesco Withdraws Rice Too
Namnews, UK, Sep 19 2006
Bayer: Cause Of Rice Contamination Remains Unclear
Easy Bourse, France, Sep 19 2006
Anger as GM rice found on sale in Yorkshire
Yorkshire Post, UK, 18 Sep 2006
No GM rice is approved for sale in Europe... American rice prices have plummeted and the farmers are threatening to sue the company behind the GM strain.
GERMANY: Edeka Withdraws US Rice After GM Variety Found
Namnews, UK, 18 Sep 2006
... that it has decided to withdraw all rice produced in the US from it shelves, after the discovery of an illegal strain of Genetically Modified (GM) rice in some ...
Watchdog faces legal action over GM rice
The Guardian, UK - 17 Sep 2006
... written to the Food Standards Agency as a first step towards bringing a judicial review after tests revealed GM contamination in two own-brands of rice sold by ...
GM rice row
Newstalk ZB, New Zealand
An investigation has been launched into how genetically modified rice may have made it into New Zealand.
USDA verifies 2nd test for unapproved GMO rice
UK: Morrisons Withdraws Unauthorised GMO Rice
Namnews - 18 Sep 2006
Illegal US GM rice found in UK supermarket - Greenpeace
Ghana: Calls for immediate restriction on U.S rice imports
GhanaWeb, 14 September 2006
Ag expert on rice situation
Delta Farm Press, Sep 15 2006
John Kruse, Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute analyst based at the University of Missouri, Columbia: With the new (LibertyLink) GMO issue, there's a lot more risk on the export side. The EU is being very vocal about the GM-rice discovery. If the EU follows the same pattern it used with (GM) corn, it should take about a year to get back into the market. The market isn't set up to deal with the testing required... Kruse sees the EU as the second-most sensitive region to GMO issues. "If I was picking the most sensitive, I'd pick Japan. Saudi Arabia is also in the mix when discussing rice."
NIGERIA: BAN OF IMPORTATION OF US RICE SOUGHT
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Federal Government to immediately ban the importation of rice from the United States. ERA/FoEN in a statement issued yesterday said the ban has become imperative following revelation that rice supplies from the US have been contaminated with an illegal and untested genetically modified (GM) strain. The Japanese Government has already announced on Saturday August 19, 2006 that Japan was suspending US long-grain rice imports due to the contamination... "GM rice is illegal, it has not even been properly investigated and there is no guarantee that it is safe for human consumption," she said. ...
GM FREE CYMRU ITEMS
Euro regulators are party to GM rice cover-up
Protest re EFSA's refusal of full disclosure of information on LLRICE601
Euro Scientists refuse safety clearance for GM rice
FSA TELLS FOOD INDUSTRY CHIEFS THEY CAN SELL ILLEGAL GM RICE - AS CONTAMINATION HITS SUPERMARKETS
PROTEST AGAINST THE STATED INTENT OF APHIS (USDA) TO DEREGULATE LLRICE601
Bayer buried over 2,000 tonnes of failed GM rice in 2001
LL Rice Scandal -- LL62 assessed for animal feed only
URGENT COMMUNICATION FROM GM FREE CYMRU
TO COMMISSIONERS DIMAS, KYPRIANOU AND MANDELSON
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