HC Deb 25 March 2004 vol 419 cc1046-7W
Joan Ruddock

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the research carried out by Professor Denis Murphy of the Biotechnology Unit of Glamorgan University into the contamination of UK soya products by GM soya. [162175]

Miss Melanie Johnson

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has noted the research carried out by Glamorgan University and the conclusions drawn by Professor Murphy. The FSA published a similar survey on the genetically modified content of foods in 2002. This survey showed a small number of products contained low levels of genetically modified material.

The FSA supports practical and enforceable labelling of genetically modified ingredients to ensure that consumers are not misled.

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