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Shoppers prompt crackdown on GM food

January 26 2003
By Melissa Marino
www.theage.com


A Greenpeace shoppers' guide naming foods that could contain genetically modified ingredients has prompted some companies to investigate their products and try to eliminate potential GM sources.

Eight months after the guide was released, several companies have contacted Greenpeace to say they have upgraded their policies on GM foods to earn a higher rating in the True Food Guide.

The guide, which has been delivered to half a million shoppers around Australia, rates popular supermarket brands as "green", "orange" or "red".

Companies that earned a green rating gave written assurances that they were not using GM ingredients anywhere in the food chain, while orange ratings were given to companies that were committed to removing GM ingredients and were in the process of doing so.

The red rating was given to companies that were unable to show they had policies to remove GM-derived ingredients, or that Greenpeace said had not responded adequately to its inquiries.

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