Genetically modified foods are being introduced without us even being aware - learn how to avoid them
In 2008, the first genetically engineered crops were introduced in Australia, with GE canola now grown in NSW and Victoria. Canola is found in a range of foods from margarines and vegetable oils to ice creams, breads and sauces.
The majority of Australians do not want to eat GE food. Food companies are increasingly responding to consumer demands by removing GE ingredients from their products.
The True Food Guide is your shopping list for GE-free shopping in the absence of Australian labelling laws for GE foods. The pocket-sized guide rates companies (and their brands) either Green (GE-free) or Red (may contain GE).
Buy Green. Companies and supermarkets listed as green have implemented policies and procedures throughout their supply chain to actively avoid ingredients derived from GE crops.
Avoid Red. The companies and supermarkets listed in the red section of the guide may have products that contain ingredients derived from GE crops.
To view this handy guide please visit this web site. The book is available as a PDF to download. www.truefood.org.au
Also visit www.greenpeace.org.au Greenpeace is campaigning to keep Australia free from GM foods.