EXTRACT: "Morrisons has clearly decided GM soy is the way forward" – Dr Julian Little

NOTE: Dr Julian Little is the chief spin doctor for Bayer CropScience in the UK. The Agricultural Biotechnology Council, which Little heads, is a GM industry front group.

The piece by Little below in the UK food industry publication The Grocer makes clear that the GM industry's supporting Morrisons and putting pressure on the other UK retailers to sell more GM.

TAKE ACTION: Write to Morrisons letting them know about your disquiet about what is going on and about their succumbing to the pressure from the GM industry to force in GM foods despite consumer opposition. Morrisons' Head of Policy is David Scott <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Letter to the Chief Executive, Hilmore House, Gain Lane, Bradford  BD3 7DL
Or phone customer services – no email, telephone 0845 611 6111

Go to Morrisons' facebook page and let them know what you think:

Write to Tesco's, Waitrose, Sainsbury's and the Coop, urging them not to succumb to GM industry pressure and to maintain their non GM fed meat and dairy, and tell them you won't be shopping at Morrisons anymore.
Retailers should copy GM move by Morrisons
The Grocer, 31 March 2012

Morrisons' decision to allow GM feed in the poultry supply chain will be welcomed by many in farming – and should be followed by other retailers.

Poultry farmers have previously faced restrictions on the use of GM feed, forcing the industry to pay over the odds for non-GM supplies. The cost of animal feed is the single-biggest expense for most livestock farmers, with non-GM feed becoming pricier as the availability of non-GM protein (namely soy) decreases.

GM crops already form a key part of the food supply chain. Indeed they provide as much as 70% of the EU’s agricultural protein feed needs, which are under constant pressure from changing global demand.

Morrisons has clearly decided GM soy is the way forward (and no surprise when more than three trillion meals containing GM ingredients have been consumed to date, without one substantiated health issue reported). This is a step in the right direction, but the EU must now create a more sensible regulatory framework for the feed supply system -which doesn't deny farmers the choice of using GM products.

Dr Julian Little, chair, Agricultural Biotechnology Council