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Campaign Against GE-Tainted Honey in the UK

From Robert Vint.
Sept. 11, 2002
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KEEP OUR HONEY GM-FREE
Can your organisation write to these companies?

GM contamination of honey is primarily a problem for the Americas. 99% of
the world's GM crops are grown in Canada, USA and Argentina. The principal
problem occurs in Canada, which grows vast areas of oilseed rape (Canola) of
which 70% is GM. This is the main source of Canadian honey. Canadian honey
sales have dropped around 50% because many nations, buyers and consumers are
now avoiding it - but much is still probably being sold as 'blended honey'
or 'produce of more than one country' or is used in manufactured food
products.

British honey, on the other hand, is almost completely unaffected - not
least because most UK beekeepers acted promptly to move their hives over six
miles away from any GM test sites. Genetic Food Alert and other
organisations are therefore encouraging buyers and manufacturers to avoid
honey from Canada and other affected regions and instead to buy UK honey (as
long as it is guaranteed not to come from near a test site).

Could we therefore invite you to encourage the following companies to
support the six mile hive exclusion zone, to avoid contaminated honey from
Canada and other nations that commercially grow GM crops and instead switch
to GM-Free honey from nations such as the UK.

With thanks,
Robert Vint, National Coordinator,
Genetic Food Alert.

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Nestlé UK Ltd (Gale's Honey)
St George's House,
Park Lane,
Croydon
Surrey
CR9 1NR

Nestlé Consumer Services (Gale's Honey), PO Box 207, York YO1 1XY

Stuart Bailey, Managing Director
Rowse Honey Ltd
Moreton Avenue
Wallingford
Oxon
OX10 9DE

Robin Lewis, Managing Director
BHC (Honey Suppliers) Ltd
Unit 3
Ffrwdgrech Industrial Estate
Brecon
Powys
LD3 8LA

Miriam Janssen, Business Unit Manager
Chivers Hartley Ltd
The Orchard
Chivers Way
Histon
Cambridge
CB4 9NR

Cotswold Speciality Foods Ltd
(incorporating The Garvin Honey Company)
Avenue Three
Station Lane
Witney
OX8 6HZ

Osmany Perez, Commercial Director
ETCO International Commodities Ltd
Bedford House
125-133 Camden High Street
London
NW1 7JR

Stephen Beaty
Fuerst Day Lawson Honey Limited
Devon House
58-60 St. Katharine's Way
London E1 9LB

Thomas Heck
Kimpton Brothers Limited
10-14 Hewett Street
London
EC2A 33RL

Mr S Steen, Director
Landauer Honey Limited
Top Barn
Newton
Cambridge
CB2 5PG

Sally DiMartino
Martlet Natural Foods
Part of the Rayner Food Group
10-14 Meadow Close
Ise Valley Industrial Estate
Wellingborough
Northants NN8 4BH

Robin Oliver
Netra Agro (UK) Ltd
4th Floor,
Maple House
Potters Bar
Hertfordshire
EN6 5BS

Paul Rice
Boyne Valley Foods
Platton, Drogheda,
Co. Louth, Ireland


 

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