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Labelling Of Foods Made Using Gene Technology

EDM number 697 in 1993-94, proposed by David Alton on 01/03/1994.

That this House notes the growing public concern about the addition of human genes to cows, sheep, pigs, rabbits and fish; is concerned that scorpion poison genes have been added to cabbages, toxin genes to potatoes, non-bruising genes to tomatoes and that new gene products are already on sale in food without labelling; notes that one food retailer has recently announced a voluntary ban on humanised meat, and some other transgenic products; further notes that there are safety and ethical questions which need wide public debate; and calls upon the Government to introduce compulsory labelling of these new foods so that the public can choose what they are eating.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

David Alton01/03/1994Liverpool Mossley HillProposed
Lawrence Cunliffe02/03/1994LeighSigned
Harry Barnes02/03/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Allan Rogers03/03/1994RhonddaSigned
Win Griffiths03/03/1994BridgendSigned
John Gunnell03/03/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Ian Davidson04/03/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Paul Boateng07/03/1994Brent SouthSigned
Andrew Faulds08/03/1994Warley EastSigned
Patrick Cormack09/03/1994South StaffordshireSigned
Nick Harvey10/03/1994North DevonSigned
Dennis Turner10/03/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
John Battle10/03/1994Leeds WestSigned
Nigel Jones10/03/1994CheltenhamSigned
Derek Enright11/03/1994HemsworthSigned
George Galloway17/03/1994Glasgow HillheadSigned
Roy Beggs20/04/1994East AntrimSigned
Menzies Campbell05/07/1994Fife North EastSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours07/07/1994WorkingtonSigned
Adam Ingram17/10/1994East KilbrideSigned

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