09 July 1998
Probe GM science, say medics
By FWi staff
DOCTORS yesterday backed a call to examine the scientific evidence and commercial pressures on genetic modification of foods.
Delegates at the British Medical Association (BMA) conference voted to consider setting up a medical watchdog to monitor work in the area.
The decision came on the day that McVities Prepared Foods announced GM-free status for its range of Linda McCartney vegetarian ready-meals.
Meanwhile, Haldane Foods, a UK subsidiary of US grain group Archer Daniel Midlands, said it would in future use GM-free ingredients in most of its products.