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Nelson Protestors Target GE Foods


Nelson Protestors Target GE Foods.

A dozen opponents of GE food descended on a Nelson Supermarket at 5 pm this evening to educate consumers about unlabelled GE Food.

The protestors labelled foods containing genetically modified organisms, to allow shoppers to decide for themselves if they want to risk the unforeseen health risks of eating GE foods. They also packed a number of supermarket trolleys with GE Foods, and attached warning posters to the trolleys before being ejected from the premises by management.

“There are unlabelled genetically engineered foods on supermarket shelves in this country. We’re offering consumers access to vital information and attempting to place more pressure on food companies who are already struggling against the tide of opposition to GE.” Said protest organiser Duncan Eddy.

“ Most people don’t want to eat the stuff, and they have the right to know what foods contain GE. Once a strict labelling regime is in place, the bottom will fall out of the GE food market.”

“As Government has proved unwilling to listen to New Zealanders on this issue, and some companies are still quietly feeding New Zealanders GE food, direct action is justified. We’re willing to do whatever it takes to stop GE contaminating our food and our environment.”

The action took place at Nelson New World, Montgomery Square. Protestors encourages management to adopt a GE Free policy.

Companies singled out for particular attention were Mainland, and Inghams Chicken.

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