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Veggies U-turn to ban GM foods

09 August 1999

Veggies U-turn to ban GM foods

THE Vegetarian Society has reversed its position on genetically modified ingredients. From the start of this month, manufacturers have had to stop using its “V” symbol on products which they cannot guarantee as GM-free…more…

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Veggies U-turn to ban GM foods

09 August 1999
Veggies U-turn to ban GM foods

By FWi staff

THE Vegetarian Society has reversed its position on genetically modified ingredients.

From the start of this month, manufacturers have had to stop using its “V” symbol on products which they cannot guarantee as GM-free.

A spokesman from the Vegetarian Society said vegetarians wanted healthy and uncontaminated food.

“Were not scientists or experts on GM foods, and are as ignorant as everyone else.

“But weve been through the BSE fiasco and are cautious about food and new developments. GM might be good news for farmers, but not consumers,” he added.

The Society is also opposed to all forms of animal testing on food, and claims that the testing of GM material on animals is unacceptable to its standards.

Environmental concerns surrounding GM crops have also influenced the Societys decision. “We may be one group, but if we can have any impact on manufacturers decisions that has got to be good.”

The symbol has been withdrawn from about 200 products including those made by food giant Van den Burgh.

Branded Linda McCartney products will bear the “V” as the company has proved that no GM ingredients are used.

But earlier this year, mince and sausages sold under the McCartney brand were found to contain GM soya, despite the makers assurances to the contrary.

The company said at the time it was inevitable that eventually even segregated non-GM crops would show traces of GM material.

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Veggies U-turn to ban GM foods

09 August 1999

Veggies U-turn to ban GM foods

THE Vegetarian Society has reversed its position on genetically modified ingredients. From the start of this month, manufacturers have had to stop using its “V” symbol on products which they cannot guarantee as GM-free…more…

Todays news



 on GM crops – CLICK HERE

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Veggies U-turn to ban GM foods

09 August 1999
Veggies U-turn to ban GM foods

Veggies U-turn to ban GM foods

By FWi staff

THE Vegetarian Society has reversed its position on genetically modified ingredients.

From the start of this month, manufacturers have had to stop using its “V” symbol on products which they cannot guarantee as GM-free.

A spokesman from the Vegetarian Society said vegetarians wanted healthy and uncontaminated food.

“Were not scientists or experts on GM foods, and are as ignorant as everyone else.

“But weve been through the BSE fiasco and are cautious about food and new developments. GM might be good news for farmers, but not consumers,” he added.

The Society is also opposed to all forms of animal testing on food, and claims that the testing of GM material on animals is unacceptable to its standards.

Environmental concerns surrounding GM crops have also influenced the Societys decision. “We may be one group, but if we can have any impact on manufacturers decisions that has got to be good.”

The symbol has been withdrawn from about 200 products including those made by food giant Van den Burgh.

Branded Linda McCartney products will bear the “V” as the company has proved that no GM ingredients are used.

But earlier this year, mince and sausages sold under the McCartney brand were found to contain GM soya, despite the makers assurances to the contrary.

The company said at the time it was inevitable that eventually even segregated non-GM crops would show traces of GM material.

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