As reported in the Guardian, M&S, Co-op and Sainsbury’s say chickens will be fed on GM soya. Joining Tesco, Asda and Morrisons and reversing policies that prohibit their suppliers from feeding GM soya to chickens used in the production of their own-brand eggs and poultry. I’m not a fan of anything GM, its not how nature intended it to be and the toxic chemicals used in the production of these types of unnatural foods kill the soil and natural bacteria. They have not been tested properly and the long terms effects are far from known though links to cancer, tumours and illness are coming to the foreground.
Excerpts from the article:
Britain’s supermarket giants have been accused of caving in to the genetic modification lobby by dropping their decade-long stance against selling chickens fed on genetically modified crops.
The move has been seen as a key victory for GM food giants such as Monsanto which, environmental groups claim, will benefit from the switch. It is also being seen as a precursor to the introduction of GM meat and poultry by “softening up” consumer resistance to the controversial technology.
It has emerged that Marks & Spencer, the Co-operative and Sainsbury’s are following Tesco, Asda and Morrisons and reversing policies that prohibit their suppliers from feeding GM soya to chickens used in the production of their own-brand eggs and poultry. The move came following fierce lobbying from groups such as the National Farmers Union and the British Poultry Council.
The supermarket giants said suppliers had told them that non-GM feed for poultry is now too difficult and too expensive to obtain. There are also concerns that there is a risk non-GM and GM animal feed could become mixed up, making it more difficult to police the UK food chain.
But non-GM feed producers in Brazil, a major source of animal feed to the UK, expressed surprise at the claims, saying they were producing record amounts of animal feed. They said there was no difficulty separating the two types of feed and claimed the move was more about the UK wanting to do more business with US GM companies.
I ask you as fellow human beings to boycott the supermarkets that have caved in to corporate pressure and lobbying of Monsanto, among others. They care about profit and that is it, the health of you or your family and friends doesn’t come into the equation. Do you think they serve GM food in the Monsanto cafes and restaurants at their place of work? NO they do not so ask yourself a question, if is safe why not serve it up for themselves?
Look to use farmers markets, regular fruit and veg markets and stand up for you and your families health by boycotting all products that contain GM.