Shop GMO Free in the UK is the first app in Britain today to provide easily searchable, at-a-glance information about the GM-status of more than sixteen thousand everyday foods across hundreds of brands, like this one:
The app will be updated regularly, so you’ll always have the very latest information regarding GMs in UK supermarkets at your fingertips.
If you’re wondering why you need this information when you thought that GM foods were banned in Britain, please read on…
What they’re not telling you…
You’re probably not aware that GM foods are slowly being introduced into UK supermarkets, some from America. (See Changes to EU legislation mean that GM crops can now be grown in Britain and Another British supermarket now selling GM foods.)
Through a mix of EU legislation and backroom deals with the biotech industries, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the government, which ever party is in power, has sold out to the demands of the big biotech giants. This is despite the fact that many scientifically-controlled tests have proven that GM foods can cause:
- stomach inflammation,
- bowel disease,
- thinning of intestinal walls,
- breast cancer,
- kidney and liver disease,
- low sperm count,
- sterility, and
To read more about the health dangers of GM foods, check out the articles here on GM News.
It worked in Germany, where meat and dairy producers are now being required to feed their cattle with GM-free feed again, when shoppers refused to buy the other kind. (See How to get British supermarkets to return to GM-free meat and dairy).
It’s also been making a difference for shoppers in America, where big food companies are being forced to remove GM ingredients from their products because customers are gradually refusing to buy them. (See Record numbers of US companies switching to non-GMO seeds and GMOs facing downturn on world market).
With huge international trade deals like TTIP being hammered out in private rooms, well away from the democratic process and public accountability, the only leverage we have is in our consumer power. (See The lies behind the EU’s transatlantic trade deal and Secret emails reveal how UK ministers plotted with GM lobbyists to bring GM foods into the UK.)
We hope that our app will make a huge difference… by giving everyone the information they need to make the choices that are best for them and their families.
Free download here: