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A POULTRY MATTER

 

A giant chicken handed out information about GM food to passers-by in Holborn, next to Sainsbury’s Head Office in Central London 03/09/2013

A giant chicken handed out information about GM food to passers-by in Holborn, next to Sainsbury’s Head Office in Central London 03/09/2013


A Poultry Matter

A giant chicken handed out information about GM food to passers-by in Holborn, next to Sainsbury’s Head Office in Central London on Tuesday 3rd September 2013.

The leaflets being handed out were to publicise www.GMHealthriskweek.org and the Work of http://www.gmfreeze.org/.
Most Britons don’t realise that supermarkets’ own brand dairy and meat has generally been produced using Genetically Engineered Soya.

Supermarkets in the UK refuse to accurately label their products even when livestock has been fed on GM animal feed.
Sainsbury’s CEO, Justin King, says that his customers don’t find such information useful.
This policy contradicts the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) finding that two-thirds of Britons would prefer labelling in such cases.
As part of www.GMHealthriskweek.org, Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini will be speaking at the House of Commons and at Senate House on Malet Street in Central London on Wednesday 4th September.
His groundbreaking 2012 study links GM and the Monsanto pesticide Roundup to organ damage and the risk of tumours.
It remains unclear as to why UK supermarkets choose to prevent their customers from knowing which of their products have been produced using Genetically Engineered animal feed.
The giant chicken said it might have more to do with paying shareholder dividends than giving customers what they want.

 
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