23.10.2003 |

UK: Co-op goes GM free

Co-op UK which comprises farming (34.000 ha), food production and supermarkets with an annunal income aorund 5,5 billion Euro has announced a fully integrated and strict non GMO policy for its entire operation. Co-ops chief executive said: "On the strength of current scientific knowledge and the overwhelming opposition of our members, the Co-op is saying no to commercial growing of GM crops in the UK.And we would urge other consumer-led businesses to follow this precautionary approach." The groups move is likely to put pressure on other supermarket groups to eliminate GM ingredients from their food produce.<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3209424.stm">BBC NEWS - Business - Co-op goes GM-free</a><br><a href="http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3686054">Reuters: European Supermarkets wary about carrying GMO food</a>

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