The Soil Association have said that nearly all the non-organic milk, dairy products and pork in UK supermarkets are produced from animvals fed on genetically modified (GM) crops, meaning that 'most consumers are unwittingly eating food produced from GM crops everyday'.
British supermarkets have been urged to label products that have been reared on a diet on GM feed so that consumers can chose to avoid GM products.
The Soil Association has written to Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose to encourage them to label food derived from GM feed. Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, said it was time supermarkets stopped misleading UK consumers into thinking that no GM crops were involved in the food chain. He went on to accuse supermarkets of a 'complete lack of openess and honesty'.
His comments follow a move by the world’s second largest supermarket, Carrefour, to label any food derived from animals fed on GM.