12 March 1999

Asda own brands are free of GMOs

SUPERMARKET Asda has added further impetus to the anti-GM debate by declaring its own brand products to be free of genetically modified ingredients.

An Asda spokeswoman said that the supermarkets move towards GM-free products began six months ago when it told suppliers that they should stop using modified soya.

"Now we have secured certified non-GM sources for our suppliers to use and we will help our suppliers to adhere to our requirements," she said. &#42