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GM Products

Joan Ruddock: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list GM products which may be imported into the UK; and in which countries each is grown prior to export. [181029]

Mr. Morley [holding answer 28 June 2004]: The crops in the following table were approved for placing on the market under Directive 90/220/EC (Directive 2001/18's predecessor). As far as we are aware the countries listed in the third column of the table have approval to cultivate these crops but we do not know for certain whether crops are grown there for export to the EU. This information has been taken from the AGBIOS database which can be accessed on their website at www.agbios.com/dbase.php.

Crop Event/line Countries which have approval to cultivate
Tobacco C/F/93/0802 EU
Soya GTS403-2 Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, USA, Uruguay
Chicory RM33, RM34, RM36 EU (seed breeding only), USA
Maize Bt176 Argentina, Canada, EU, Japan, USA
Oilseed rape MS1, RF1(1) Australia, Canada, Japan, USA
Oilseed rape MS1, RF2(1) Australia, Canada, Japan, USA
Carnation 4, 11, 15, 16 Australia, EU
Oilseed rape Topaz (HCN92) Canada, Japan, USA
Maize T25 Argentina, Canada, EU, Japan, USA
Maize MON810 Argentina, Canada, EU, Japan, Philippines, South Africa, USA
Maize Bt11 Argentina, Canada, Japan, USA
Carnation 66 Australia and EU
Carnation 959A, 988A, 1226A, 1351A, 1363A, 1400A EU

(1) Consent agreed at EU level but not issued by lead Competent Authority


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Joan Ruddock: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which of the GM crops with part C product approval contain antibiotic markers; and what those markers are. [181034]

Mr. Morley [holding answer 28 June 2004]: The table lists GM crops with part C marketing approval which contain antibiotic resistance markers.

GM crop Consent number ARM gene
MS1, RF1
Herbicide tolerant oilseed rape C/F/95/05/01/AC/UK/94/M1/1 nptII
MS1, RF2
Herbicide tolerant oilseed rape C/F/95/05/01/B nptII
Herbicide tolerant soya C/UK/94/M3/1 nptII
Topaz 19/2
Herbicide tolerant oilseed rape C/UK/95/M5/1 nptII
Herbicide tolerant chicory C/NL/94/25 nptII
Bt-176
Herbicide tolerant and insect resistant maize C/F/94/1103 bla