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Artisan baker, Micheal Klausen, speaking on the threat that we will lose our daily bread to Monsanto
Artisan baker, Micheal Klausen, speaking on the threat that we will lose our daily bread to Monsanto
Celebrity chefs speak-out against GM Wheat

Greenpeace launched its 'Spliced bread' report last week with the help of food industry heavy-weights Peter Gilmore of Quay, Icebergs' Robert Marchetti and Brasserie Bread's Michael Klausen. Former CSIRO scientist, Dr. Maarten Stapper, and food writer John Newton, also lent their support.

The Australian Government is currently approving greater and greater numbers of GM Wheat types for field trials. At the same time, multinational chemical companies like Monsanto are gaining control of Australia's wheat research and infrastructure.

Peter Gilmore of Quay restaurant told the audience that he doesn't want to eat GM bread and nor do Australia's trading partners. Gilmore urged the Australian Government to respect the unique opportunity Australia as an island continent has to stay GM-Free.

GM Wheat is already in the ground in Australia in field trials around the country. This year alone the government has approved over 1,300 different types of GM wheat for trial.

If GM Wheat does make it into our food, because of our lax labelling laws, there will be no way for shoppers to know that they are buying GM bread and pasta.

To have your say and demand that GM food be labelled, send a message to Federal health Minister, Nicola Roxon. Also, watch this space, as Greenpeace continues its campaign to keep GE Wheat out of the ground in Australia.

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