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Genetically Modified Organisms: Potatoes

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what studies his Department has (a) carried out and (b) supported on the health impact on farm animals of feeding them the by-products of the starched-altered GM potato EHG92-527-1. (128151)

My Department has not commissioned or supported any studies on the health impacts on farm animals of feeding with by-products of GM potato EH92-527-1. An application for EU marketing consent to cover this proposed use has been made under the GM food and feed regulation 1829/2003. Within the UK this is the responsibility of the Food Standards Agency.