Submitted by Prakash Sharma on Sat, 10/02/2010 – 11:29
- AustraliaIndependent senator Nick Xenophon and Greens senator Rachel Siewert have come forward to support the Greenpeace campaign. They said that they will introduce a new bill for strengthening food-labeling laws in Australia.
The two senators are against the presence of unlabeled genetically modified (GM) foods in Australian market.
Both senators’ thinking chimes with a group of protesting mothers and Professor Peter Collignon, who is the Director of the Infectious Diseases Unit and Microbiology Department at Canberra Hospital.
Greenpeace found GM ingredient in the S-26 Soy brand of infant formula, and its presence was not mentioned on the product label.
The women in Australia are urging that they should have the right to know about the ingredients that are present in the baby food.
Senator Rachel thinks that the present food-labeling laws are adequate and feels, “There’s poor process and pressure from big business”.
Professor Peter says that food companies are needlessly adding antibiotic-resistant genes in food products.
On the other hand, S-26 maker, Wyeth Nutrition is saying that the formula has traces of GM ingredients, but the quantity is very less and as per Australian food standards rules.
The Government has been asked to make sure that all foods having GM ingredients are labeled properly.
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