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Calls for genetically modified imports to be blocked to Pacific states

Calls for genetically modified imports to be blocked to Pacific states

Updated 30 October 2012, 12:32 AEDT

A recent study has made headlines around the world, citing what it claims to be evidence that GM foods may be harmful to health.

The study by a French organisation found that rats who were given GM foods had higher rates of cancer and shorter life spans than rats who ate regular food. Advocates of the study have urged regulatory bodies to act on the findings, but some scientists have criticised the study, saying it is seriously flawed.

Nonetheless the news has been received with concern by anti-GM campaigners, who want better product labelling for consumers, and for GM foods to be blocked from entering Pacific countries.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Claire Chauvet, Stop GMO in Noumea

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