Last night, GeneWatch
The budget was approved by the former Government and is overseen by the FSA, which is chaired by former Labour agriculture minister Jeff Rooker, who will be speaking at the FSA meeting today.
Freedom of Information requests and internal documents
show that the dialogue is an integral part of the GM industry's PR strategy.
This involves claiming non-existent future benefits ('GM will feed the world')
whilst portraying step-by-step contamination of GM-free shipments into
Dr Wallace said: "Taxpayers will be shocked that a former minister is blowing public money on a PR exercise on behalf of GM companies".
For further information contact:
Dr Helen Wallace. Office: 01298-24300;
(1) Dr Wallace's resignation letter is available in full on: http://www.genewatch.org/uploads/f03c6d66a9b354535738483c1c3d49e4/resignation.doc
(2) The FSA's description of the GM dialogue is on: http://www.food.gov.uk/gmfoods/gm/gmdialogue/