HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c124W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he has taken to ensure that imported foods which contain genetically modified soya have been subject to safety tests equivalent to those which would apply to such foods originating in the United Kingdom. [86748]

Mr. Rooker

Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) soya, modified to be tolerant to the herbicide glyphosate, was assessed and cleared for safety by the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes in February 1994. It is the responsibility of local authorities to ensure that foods containing only approved GM soya are imported and sold in the United Kingdom.