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23.03.2005 |

Syngenta unapproved GM maize Bt 10 sold world wide

For four years GMO giant Syngenta sold and used a Bt maize variety, which had never been approved. "All current plantings and seed stock have been identified and either destroyed or isolated for future destruction," the company announced and said the unapproved "Bt10" maize could have been exported to Canada, Argentina, Japan, South Africa, Uruguay, the European Union, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, the Philippines, China, Russia, and South Korea. Hull said Syngenta informed the U.S. government about the mix-up between the Bt10 and Bt11 varieties in "mid-December," but did not inform the public because "this is not a food safety issue whatsoever." EU official played down the significance of the problem</p><p><a href="http://www.saveourseeds.org/dossier/syngenta_bt10.html">Saveourseeds Dossier on the Syngenta case (continously updated)</a></p><p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58449-2005Mar22.html">Washington Post: Syngenta Says It Sold Wrong Biotech Corn</a></p><p><a href="http://sg.biz.yahoo.com/050322/15/3rfnr.html">Dow Jones: USDA Investigates Sale Of Unapproved Corn Seed By Syngenta</a></p><p><a href="http://www.nature.com/news/2005/050321/full/nature03570.html">Nature: US launches probe into sales of unapproved transgenic corn</a></p><p><a href="http://www.syngenta.com/en/media/article.aspx?pr=032205&Lang=en">Syngenta statement</a></p><p><a href="http://www.foeeurope.org/press/2005/AB_23_March_Syngenta.htm">Friends of the Earth Press Release</a></p><p><a href="http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/30065/story.htm">Reuters: EU Says Unapproved Syngenta GMO Maize Sets No Risk</a>

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