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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
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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) >

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