HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 c217W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his policy in respect of the importation from the United States of Monsanto's New Leaf potatoes. [77307]

Mr. Rooker

As Monsanto's New Leaf potatoes are genetically modified and have not been approved under the EC Novel Foods Regulation (258/97) and EC Regulation 90/220, their importation into the European Union would be illegal. MAFF has drawn this to the attention of processed potato importers.