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Region/Continent and country:
Asia / United Arab Emirates
Category of incident:
What was contaminated:
Food
GM organism involved:
Rice
Year incident occurred:
2006

Route of contamination

United Arab Emirates - LLRice601 found in imported American rice products

On the 10th October 2006 Greenpeace reported that they had found GE rice contamination in Kuwait and the United Arab Emerites.

The following samples were found to contain traces of Bayer's illegal LL601 GE rice when tested at an independent laboratory.

Product details
  • Uncle Ben's long grain rice: Purchased at Geant supermarket Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Riceland Chef-way, preboiled rice: Purchased at Carrefour supermarket,Dubai, UAE
  • Riceland, preboiled rice: Purchased at Geant supermarket Dubai, UAE
  • American Rice, INC, parboiled rice: Purchased at City Center supermarket Salmiya, Kuwait
For full details of the global rice contamination by LLRICE601 click here
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Further information

Greenpeace PR: GE Technology out of control: Greenpeace discovers contamination from Bayer's Genetically Engineered Rice in Middle East (10th October 2006) >


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