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GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 15A1: tabled on 07 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr James Paice on 06 November 2007. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from `scientifically' to end and add `people's inalienable right not to eat GM food and that no further commercial planting of GM crops should be allowed until and unless there is clear evidence that GM produce is safe and the issue of cross-pollination is overcome.'.

Original motion text

That this House understands the public concern caused by the development of genetically modified organisms; believes that consumers have the right to choose non-GM foods and that all foods containing GM material 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; and calls on the Government to ban any commercial planting of GM crops until or unless 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 first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.