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