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GMOs: Crops

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 12 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to what use the residues produced by the processing of BASF’s GM starch altered potato (EU marketing application EH92-527-1) will be put. (140877)

No consent to cultivate or market this potato product has yet been granted. However, the conditions of the draft Commission decision on it require BASF to include a label informing operators and final users that products containing or consisting of potato tubers of line EH92-527-1 cannot be used for human or animal consumption. The draft decision also states that material should be exclusively used for industrial purposes or destroyed.