UK's largest poultry producer goes non-GM

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chickenGrampian, who produce 3.8 million chickens a week and provide some of the UK's top supermarkets with their own label chicken have announced that they will be feeding all of their poultry and pigs with non-GM soya by June 2001.

This news follows hot on the heels of announcements by Tesco and Asda that poultry and pigs sold under their own labels will be non-GM fed from this summer.

Top turkey producer Bernard Matthews have also announced that they are to feed their turkeys non-GM feed.

Get active! Tell supermarket's to stop using GM animal feed

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GM Free Zone!

GM Free Zone!

Tesco and Asda act to phase out meat and dairy products

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25 January, 2001

Move sounds death knell for GM imports into the UK

Greenpeace welcomed as 'the beginning of the end for GM food in Britain' the announcements today by Tesco and Asda that they will be going completely non-GM in all meat products and are committed to non-GM dairy products. The move will initially mean ranges of own-brand meat products will only come from farm animals fed a non-GM diet. (1). According to figures from the end of 2000, Tesco and Asda hold 42% of the UK grocery market between them.

Major supermarkets take action to ban products from animals fed on GM

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The shoppers guide to GM

The shoppers guide to GM

Survey shows supermarkets stampeding out of GM-fed animal products

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25 September, 2000

The results of the NOP survey will have serious implications for supermarkets which are already beginning to reject GM-fed animal products. Iceland is intending to be entirely free of GM-fed animal products by this month while other supermarket chains are making strenuous efforts to source non-GM supplies.


Further information:
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Greenpeace welcomes Iceland going GM free

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22 February, 2000

Help get the GM out of animal feed

Greenpeace today welcomed the announcement by Iceland that from this September it will be the first UK supermarket to ban meat that has been fed on genetically modified soya from its stores.

In an unusual step Iceland has directly purchased 6,000 tonnes of non-GM soya to provide a non contaminated source for its suppliers, who were facing problems purchasing non-GM animal feed. Iceland is also offering to supply the soya to other retailers, food producers and farmers.

Greenpeace Campaign Director John Sauven said, "This is excellent news for consumers. The race is now firmly on within the food industry to get rid of the largest source of GM pollution in the UK, the 2 million tons of GM soya & maize imported each year for use as animal feed."

During a recent Greenpeace survey of UK supermarkets' policies on GM foods, food giants ALDI, Co-op, Tesco and Marks & Spencer, all indicated to Greenpeace that they aim to eliminate the use of GM crops from animal feed, so that meat and animal products such as eggs and cheese will be truly GM free.

UK supermarkets move out of GM-fed animal products

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20 December, 1999

A new survey of British supermarkets by Greenpeace has revealed that major food retailers are rushing to source meat, eggs and dairy products from non-GM fed animals to counter widespread customer concern.

Tesco, the largest food retailer in the UK with an annual food turnover of £3,678 million, has already written to major international animal feed suppliers, Cargill and Archer Daniel Midlands, informing them of their intention to obtain the "complete elimination of GM ingredients from animal feed".

Germany's third largest supermarket follows trend not to use genetic modification

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13 October, 1999

Hamburg, October 1999 - After months of silence the Aldi supermarket chain has now declared it will not use genetic modification in its own brand-name products. A letter from the company's head offices assures Greenpeace that its products do not contain genetically modified ingredients and that it wants to continue to ensure this will remain so.