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Anti-GM action at Tesco Belfast

category antrim | sci-tech | news report author Thursday April 28, 2011 20:11author by Jenna Tailya Report this post to the editors

Gathering Momentum for the fight against biotech in our food chain

Tesco Metro, on Belfastís Royal Avenue, had its labelling improved by anti-GM protestors on Saturday morning (23rd April). The additional labels warned consumers about the potential Genetically Modified content of meat and dairy products in store.

GM action at Tesco Belfast

GM produce has been thoroughly rejected by the general public - however, it is still entering our food chain and being sold in shops across the UK. Dairy and meat products on our shelves today have been produced using GM animal feeds. There are no measures in place to trace these products, there is no labelling to warn consumers - none!
The protestors surreptitiously stickered dozens of meat and dairy products, then (less surreptitiously) donned white bio-hazard suits, handed out leaflets and talked to shoppers in the aisles. This riled the somewhat irksome security guard, who helped the protestors safely find their way to the exits..

This simple and easy protest action reminds us that the GM issue has not gone away. Monsanto and other agri-business corporations want to own our stomachs. We need to be aware of which food products are made using Genetic Modification so that we can avoid them Ė with no legislation to warn of GM animal feeds, we are vulnerable to consuming food that is potentially (seriously) harmful.

See also http://www.stopgm.org.uk
http://ungm.posterous.com/

and

Related Link: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/99390
author by Harpopublication date Wed May 04, 2011 16:41Report this post to the editors

"GM produce has been thoroughly rejected by the general public". Great work, but general and unfounded statements like this take away any sense of impartiality.. What's your source for this?

author by GeneticallyMollifiedpublication date Wed May 04, 2011 17:58Report this post to the editors

"What's your source for this"

the PR companies of the GM companies. Why else do you think they are continually spending lots of money lobbying governments to weaken food labelling laws so they can avoid mentioning that it may contain GM ingredients?

It certainly seems like the companies themselves believe it

 
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