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Waitrose announces pork products will be non GM-fed GM Freeze comment on Waitrose press release entitled "Waitrose to responsibly source European soya in UK retailer first”

Comment (1 Nov 2016)

Press contact: Liz O’Neill, liz [at], 07811 211 404

Waitrose’s announcement that its pork products will now be fed non-GM European soya comes just ten days after umbrella group GM Freeze launched a campaign highlighting the use of GM animal feed by UK supermarkets ( Waitrose already scores better than its competitors in the Feed me the Truth Five Star Standard and this change will increase that lead.

Welcoming Waitrose’ announcement GM Freeze Director Liz O’Neill said

Consumers have been telling us for years that they don’t want GM anywhere in the food supply chain. However, the widespread use of GM animal feed is hidden from view because it doesn’t have to be mentioned on the label of the meat, eggs and dairy products it helps to produce. When challenged, the supermarkets claim that it is too difficult to make a change but Waitrose have proved that simply isn’t true. Now it’s time for the rest to Feed us the Truth and give their customers food that is produced responsibly, fairly and sustainably.”