I was, not concerned, perhaps more curious about our supply of Crisco (shut up faggots and clean your minds). We use Crisco peanut oil and canola oil. I have heard how so many cooking oils can be made from genetically modified plants.
Who makes Crisco? No less than Goodman Fielder and a quick check of their website indicated they also make Logicol margarine and Helga's bread, both of which we consume.
Now this is not about the good or bad of GM food. I just want to know what I am eating. If food has GM plants in it, I want to know and then I might decide whether to take the risk or not.
So, I emailed Goodman Fielder and within twelve hours they replied to me. I would guess it is a question they often deal with and it is a form letter. Sounds pretty ok to me, or have I missed something?
Good Morning Andrew,
Thank you for your enquiry concerning our company's position on genetically modified foods.
It is our policy that we will not supply food products that contain genetically modified material. In addition, we will clearly abide by any labelling requirements established by Australia's regulatory agency, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, and in line with the Trade Practices Act governed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Goodman Fielder in Australia and New Zealand continues to review all ingredients used in our consumer products, and as much as technically possible works to eliminate ingredients derived through genetic modification, through substitution, sourcing from areas where non-genetically modified crops are grown and IP systems.
For example actions taken by companies included:
" Products reformulated to remove genetically modified ingredients, e.g. removing soy fibre and replacing with wheat fibre.
" Ingredients sourced from countries or areas which do not grow genetically modified crops, eg corn from New Zealand.
" Ingredients sourced from suppliers that have identity preservation (IP) systems in place to segregate genetically modified and non-genetically materials
We have sourced ingredients from suppliers in line with our commitment not to provide food products that contain genetically modified material, which means that our products do not require labelling.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
Consumer Advisory Centre
Goodman Fielder Ltd