More supermarkets back GM-free food
WAITROSE and the Co-op have become the latest supermarkets to declare themselves against genetically modified (GM) food.
The two chains announced yesterday (Wednesday) that their own-label brands will become “GM-free”.
The announcements came as Sainsburys and Marks & Spencer launched a Europe-wide scheme to phase out foods containing GM ingredients and derivatives.
But there are doubts whether any store can guarantee to supply GM-free products because of the difficulties in finding soya supplies that are 100% GM-free.
- Sainsbury pledges GM-free food, FWi, yesterday (17 March, 1999)
- M&S latest to ban GM foods, FWi, 16 March, 1999
- Iceland lobbies against GM foods in newspaper ads, FWi, 01 May, 1998
- The Times 18/03/02/99 page 12
- The Independent 18/03/02/99 page 12
- Financial Times 18/03/99 page 2