Domino’s pizza has been serving its U.K customers Genetically modified food without telling them.
Worse, the pizza delivery chain has advertised itself as GMO (Genetically Modified Organism)- Free. It took a campaign group to discover the mistruth by the international Pizza chain.
Genetically modified food might be good for corporations creating them to promote the future of food as seen by them. But it’s not so good for the bees, flowers, butterflies, etc. The U.K public don’t want to go near the stuff. Indian farmers are committing suicide as you read this, linking their misfortune to GMO seed and pesticide production in India.
Although scientific research to prove its guilt in affecting the environment has not been thoroughly established universally, there is still room to question its safety record based on its supposed “success” in America.
Waitrose has been supplying Non-GM foods in all its self brands. Together with Marks and Spencers, their GM products are clearly labelled.
The Independent reports:
Pizza delivery chain Domino’s has been selling genetically modified pizzas, despite its website claiming that it is ‘GM-free.’
Research by campaign group GM Freeze found that the company’s ‘thin and crispy’ pizza bases have been made using genetically modified soya bean oil and maize flower since February.
Waitrose has also been selling imported American confectionary which contains GM sugar beet and a soya derivative while Marks & Spencer has been stocking American sauces and cookies containing GM soya and corn.
Both supermarkets have a no GM policy on their websites but the products were labelled as containing GM, unlike Domino’s.
Domino’s confirmed that it had been using thin and crispy pizza bases with GM ingredients since the beginning of February after its usual supplier in Ireland, the Flat Bread Company, had a factory fire that halted production.
There is still no compelling evidence to suggest that genetically modified crops are any more harmful than conventionally grown food. The company apologised for failing to change the promise on its website and has since removed the claim. They hope to return to using GM-free bases in September.
Liz O’Neill, director of GM Freeze, which is campaigning to raise awareness of how GM foods are creeping unnoticed into the national diet, said: “If they (Domino’s) have introduced GM ingredients to their pizza crusts then customers should be told much more clearly.
“People in the UK have demonstrated time and time again that they don’t want to eat GM food and the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) public attitudes survey recently showed concern about GM at an all-time high.”
She is demanding an investigation to see if Domino’s has broken labelling laws, as firms using GM ingredients are required to label their use.
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