Good find! I hate the thought of eating GM food.. I'd love to make a smarty pants comment, but you guys covered them all! hahaha
I sent off an email to Woolworths telling them not to sell GM food, and that it would bite them in the bum if they did etc, boycott, blah blah etc,
evil GM etc... lol
They replied telling me that the Woolworths branded products do not contain GM ingredients, and that they were actively trying to encourage suppliers
of other food stuffs to remove GM from their products.
Wether this is true or not I dont know... this was Australia Wooloworths BTW.
If anyone is interested, I'll find the reply I got back and post a link.
Death to Monsanto!
GENETICALLY MODIFIED (GM) FOODS
Woolworths thanks you for your interest regarding specific queries pertaining to our Woolworths Branded Products and the following Customer
Information Fact Sheet is intended as a guideline for further clarification. Please feel free to contact us if you require any further explanation on
this topic ….
Woolworths is committed to product safety, quality and truth in labelling of our Woolworths Private Label products. We comply with all governing
national, state and territory food legislative requirements and ensure transparency and providing our Customers with accurate information about our
Our standard practice is to avoid GM material in our Private Label food range. In 2009, we had no Private Label food product requiring GM ingredients
Our suppliers are required to declare any GM ingredients at product development stage in the Private Label Product Specification in the GMO
Declaration section. If GM ingredients are declared, we work with our suppliers in an effort to replace the GM ingredient with a non-GM alternative
before finalizing the product specification and the supply contract. The suppliers are contractually bound to adhere to the agreed product
specification at all times and cannot change any ingredients without our consent.
We comply with the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) prescribed mandatory labelling requirements for GM foods. FSANZ is the statutory
agency that develops the food standards.
We cannot guarantee that the stock feed in meat or dairy products supply chain is non-GM. However, scientific evidence shows that GM material in stock
feed is not transferred to milk, meat or other dairy products.
We do not use the term 'GM-free' or 'Genetically Engineered-free' in any labelling or claims. The use of the term 'free' is required, by Fair Trading
Legislation, to mean the substance is not present in the product without a trace at any time. 'Free' claims can be misleading for customers as it is
possible for trace levels of GM material to be present unintentionally.
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