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- Cornwall County Council goes whole-hog on GM
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- FSA finally issue food alert
- GM Terminator ban upheld
- New wildlife Act passed
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- Poland bans GM seeds
- Public banks say no to Sakhalin II
- Rainham marshes saved!
- Recycling Bill success!
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Cornwall County Council goes whole-hog on GM
Cornwall County Council today voted to go genetically modified (GM) free on April 1st 2003 and pledged that it would formally call upon the Department of the Environment to protect Cornwall's environment by preventing particular GM crops being grown in the area.
This move takes Cornwall beyond Devon County Council's pledges on GM earlier this year and makes it the first county to be truly GM free.
Pressure is now building on other councils across Britain.
This is fantastic news for people in Cornwall and in the whole of the South West. The public have made it clear they do not want GM crops in Cornwall, or anywhere else in the region. The Regional Assembly must now act to protect the area as a whole.
Friends of the Earth GM Coordinator, South West
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