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GM Contamination Register
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About the register

This GM register contains details of:


  • contamination incidents where food, feed or a related wild species have been found to contain unintended GM material from a GM crop or other organism
  • illegal plantings or releases of GM organisms when an unauthorised planting or other release into the environment or food chain has taken place
  • negative agricultural side-effects when there has been a report of agricultural problems arising from the GM organism and how it is managed

For each of these types of events, the register can be searched using the drop-down pick lists in panel on the right hand side of every page. You can search by country or region and year that the incident was first reported. The type of GM crop that caused the contamination and what has been contaminated, such as food or feed, can also be used to search the register. If you leave the search as 'your choice/all', it shows all incidents in the group. Leaving all choice buttons at 'your choice/all', shows all incidents in the register.

Once you have decided what search you want to make and clicked on the search button, a list with a summary of the numbers of incidents found and short details of each case will be displayed. By clicking on each entry, the full details will be shown including references (which are not available on the internet) and links to further information. If there are any GeneWatch UK or Greenpeace documents that are directly relevant to the case, these are available via the 'Download' facility in the left hand column.

GeneWatch UK and Greenpeace have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the register and to give details of sources, but cannot guarantee this. Where there is known to be doubt or dispute about a report, this will be indicated in the main entry for that incident.

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Category of incident
Search for incidents involving contamination, illegal planting, or negative agricultural side-effect
What was contaminated
GM organism involved
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When the incident occurred
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