Margaret Fulton, who had launched the first ever True Food Guide in 2002, heartily congratulated the “green” companies – for first time, a majority of Australian food companies have committed to be GE-free, responding to growing consumer concern over the safety of eating GE food.
For a free copy of the True Food Guide, download online or call Greenpeace on 1800 815 151
With the new True Food Guide, shopping GE free will be an easy experience. It’s a wallet-size guide that contains a “green” list of all food brands which are free of genetically engineered ingredients; it also contains a red list of all top brands which “may contain GE”. It's your only way to avoid eating GE food.
With the first harvest of Australian grown GE canola now underway, the True Food Guide is more important than ever. Canola is found in a range of foods from margarine and vegetable oil to ice cream. Under current laws, most of these products do not have to be labelled. Canola meal is also fed to livestock such as cows, pigs and poultry.
This year, some of Australia’s favourite brands have committed to being GE free. They include Goodman Fielder (Meadow Lea, Helga’s, White Wings), Coles housebrands, ALDI exclusive range, Kelloggs, Foodland IGA, Fountain, Tablelands and Carman’s Fine Foods.
Notable companies still rated in the red (may contain GE) include Woolworths, Kraft, Nestlé and Simplot (Birds Eye, John West, Leggo’s).
Contact your favourite food brands and congratulate them if they have made it into the Green list. If they are in the Red list, let them know you want them to be GE free.
Sign our petition calling for the comprehensive labelling and stringent safety assessment of GE food please do so here, and forward on to your friends and contacts.
Last month, Greenpeace released a report endorsed by 10 leading scientists, documenting the flaws in the current regulatory regime.