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The Wall Street Journal reports that the European Commission has warned that European food companies importing genetically modified foods illegal under EU rules are at risk for legal prosecution. The warning comes as evidence has been discovered that a strain of biotech rice from China has been sold in the UK, Germany and France.

Two advocacy groups, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, have called for a ban on all Chinese rice.

"The presence of traces of unauthorized GMO food in the EU is illegal and it is the responsibility of food operators to ensure that they do not place on the market food that doesn't comply with EU law,” EU food and consumer protection spokesman Philip Tod tells the Journal.
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