GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD NEWS
|October 19, 2003||Posted by Staff under Archive, Progress Report, The Progress Report|
News Updates on Genetically Modified Foods
These news updates were gathered and distributed by the Grassroots Media Network.
ONLY 1/3 OF USA AWARE OF EATING GMO FOOD
This months Consumer Reports article on GMO food also cites a recent survey from the International Food Information Council that said that only one third of Americans surveyed were aware that genetically engineered foods are available in the supermarket.
LARGEST GERMAN SUPERMARKET TO GO NON-GMO
Last week Greenpeace demonstrated against the Edeka supermarket chain, the largest food supplier in Germany. Now the head office in Hamburg has announced that all of its own label products will be GM free. Many other supermarket chains in the UK and elsewhere in Europe have already eliminated GM foods from their shelves. From: firstname.lastname@example.org
CORN GROWERS ASSOC TO FARMERS: CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES TO GMO’S
August 25 – The American Corn Growers Association (ACGA) is proposing that farmers should look at the option of planting non-GMO crops if certain questions (e.g., market demand, environment, and health impacts) are not answered.
The ACGA calls on seed companies to make sure that an adequate supply of GMO free seed is available to farmers for the 2000 planting season and that seed companies exert no undue pressure to plant GMOs.
JAPANESE BREWERIES TO GO NON-GMO
TOKYO – Reuters reports that leading Japanese beer maker Kirin Brewery Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will stop using genetically modified (GM) corn to make beer by 2001, due to consumer concerns over the safety of bioengineered crops.
Aug 26. Japan’s third-largest beer maker Sapporo Breweries Ltd said it will also stop using genetically modified (GM) corn to make beer. Japans other two breweries are expected to follow Kirins and Sapporos lead.
HONDA TO BUILD U.S. PLANT FOR NON-GM SOYBEANS
Aug 26 TOKYO — Reuters reports that Honda Trading Corp, a wholly owned unit of Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co, said on Wednesday it will build a plant in the U.S. state of Ohio for sorting and bagging soybeans free of genetically modified organisms.
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