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Conservatives support the right to choose

Jim Place, the Conservative Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, has tabled a new Early Day Motion (EDM) on GM crops asserting the right to choose non-GM foods.

The EDM states support for consumers’ right to choose non-GM foods, including from GM-fed livestock. The MPs, including Peter Ainsworth, Conservative Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, are calling for “the Government to ban any commercial planting of GM crops until or unless the science shows that this would be safe for people and the environment, and until or unless issues of liability and crop segregation are resolved”. The EDM also says “that consumers have the right to choose non-GM foods and that all foods containing GM material, or that come from livestock fed on GM, should be clearly labelled as such; further notes that “it is scientifically established that the presence of GM can be traced down to, or close to, 0.1 per cent” and believes that “this should be the trigger point for GM labelling”

For a full wording, go to:

edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=31617&SESSION=885

If you support the right to choose non-GM foods, you can ask your local Member of Parliament to support this early day motion by going to:

www.upmystreet.com/commons/l/


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