Increasing interest from food producers in supplying GMO-free lines
Many Australians are seeking to make food choices excluding GM ingredients. To help them, the GM-Free Australia Alliance (GMFAA) has produced a GM-Free Shopping List.
The 2017 edition of the GM-Free Shopping List includes many brands not listed in earlier editions.
The GM-Free Australia Alliance (GMFAA) reports increasing interest from food producers this year in supplying product lines free from GMOs.
GMFAA spokesperson Jessica Harrison said that the Shopping List acknowledges and promotes a growing list of brands that cater to consumers' right to choose non-GM foods. She said, “Australians passionate about the right to choose have been voting with their wallets. Growing consumer awareness about genetic manipulation is increasing demand for both conventional and organic foods, supporting their producers and adding to market pressure on food producers to choose non-GMO suppliers.”
Ms Harrison continued, “More than 50,000 Australians, New Zealanders, and Pacific Islanders have joined local and national consumer groups that explicitly seek products free of GMOs. These groups represent a small fraction of the market demand for GM-free products. The GM-Free Shopping List helps consumers make that informed choice.”
Download the GM-Free Shopping List here.