Genetically modified animal feed

Science on the Land

Do we want to know whether or not the meat, milk and eggs we eat come from animals fed on genetically modified (GM, aka genetically engineered) feed? Here in Britain, that’s an issue with some of our major grocery outlets announcing that they won’t tell their customers either way.

GM Watch tells us about this. ‘Following announcements from M&S, Sainsbury’s, Co-Op, and Tesco that they will no longer require that the farm animals in their supply chains are fed a non-GM diet, Peter Melchett, Policy Director of the Soil Association, said:

‘ “Tesco and the Co-Op are misleading their customers by claiming that the GM feed will not be detectable in products like eggs, milk or chicken. This is not true. Several research studies have found that GM DNA in animal feed is taken up by the animal’s organs and can then be detected in the milk, meat, and…

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