link to Greenpeace International site, opens in new window link to GeneWatch UK site, opens in new window
GM Contamination Register
Incident details
Region/Continent and country:
Europe / Cyprus
Category of incident:
What was contaminated:
Food
GM organism involved:
Rice
Year incident occurred:
2007

Route of contamination
Illegal planting

Cyprus - Unauthorised GM Rice from China.

On 22 March 2007, the Cyrpus authorities reported that they had found DNA from unauthorised insect resistant BT63 rice in a 100 tonne shipment of rice protein. The genetically modified rice originated from China and had entered the EU via the Netherlands but was not detected until it arrived in Cyprus.

For full details of the contamination of food products with illegal Bt63 rice from China click here
Back to the results list for this search > 
Further information

Banned Chinese GM Rice Protein Found In Dutch Shipment To Cyprus (20th June 2007) >

Week 12: EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed >

Ingredients for cheap? (7th May 2007) >


Back to the results list for this search > 
Find contamination incidents using one or more of the following search criteria:
Region/continent and country
Search by the area where an incident has occurred
Category of incident
Search for incidents involving contamination, illegal planting, or negative agricultural side-effect
What was contaminated
GM organism involved
Search by the organism that has caused the contamination
When the incident occurred
Search by year
Search now!
© GeneWatch UK and Greenpeace International | Privacy Policy | Terms & conditions | Site design