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Meat Incorporating A Gel Containing Blood Enzymes

EDM number 526 in 1989-90, proposed by Matthew Taylor on 13/02/1990.

That this House notes that a technique has been developed in Holland which uses a gel containing blood enzymes and which has the capability of sticking together scraps of meat so as to make the final product appear like a prime cut of beef; further notes that such scraps may be mechanically recovered meat; suggests that the public can accrue no benefit from such techniques and that the only persons who stand to gain are those who are able to persuade the public into buying an inferior product, believing it to be something else; condemns the cynical and opportunist nature of those seeking to exploit this technology at the expense of consumers; and therefore calls upon the Government to make its position in respect of this technology crystal clear and to ensure that, if any meat products subject to this technique are to be allowed for sale in this country, they be clearly labelled 'artificially restructured meat'.

This motion has been signed by a total of 13 MPs.

Matthew Taylor13/02/1990TruroProposed
Charles Kennedy13/02/1990Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Archy Kirkwood13/02/1990Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
Malcolm Bruce13/02/1990GordonSigned
Ronnie Fearn13/02/1990SouthportSigned
Jim Wallace13/02/1990Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Gordon Oakes14/02/1990HaltonSigned
Terry Lewis15/02/1990WorsleySigned
Audrey Wise19/02/1990PrestonSigned
Tommy Graham20/02/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Alex Carlile22/02/1990MontgomerySigned
Kim Howells01/03/1990PontypriddSigned
Eric Illsley07/03/1990Barnsley CentralSigned

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