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Food Commission press releases

This page provides an archive of press releases from the Food Commission and The Food Magazine, 1998 to 2008. Many of the stories from our independent research and scrutiny of the food industry and its effect on our health and on the environment have made national and sometimes international news headlines.

Year: 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998

Added vitamins lead to bad diets

Leading food manufacturers are accused today of misleading consumers by marketing 'junk' foods with added vitamins and minerals as healthy foods. (09/10/1999)

Honey faces GM bombshell

British beekeepers could find themselves unwittingly selling illegal honey if their bees visit trial sites of GM oilseed rape, as the crop has not been approved for human consumption. (09/10/1999)

'GM free' must mean zero GM, says the Food Commission

It is unacceptable for some supermarkets and food companies to say their food is 'free of genetically modified (GM) ingredients' and then allow a 'tolerance level', in some cases up to 2%, of GM material. (30/06/1999)

GM ingredients escape labelling laws

Over thirty five ingredients and additives derived from genetically modified crops are present in our foods but do not need labelling, according to a report from the Food Commission. (31/03/1999)

Milk hormone committee 'is rigged'

The international scientific agency charged with assessing the safety of the genetically engineered milk-boosting hormone rBST has been manipulated, according to a respected observer of the assessment process. (31/03/1999)

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