Largest German Poultry Producer Goes GMO Free

meat-569073_640Wiesenhof poultry products announced this month that they will be adopting a GMO-free model to satisfy customer demand for organic food.

Alexander Hissting of VLOG (Association Food without Genetic Engineering) told Spiegel that the group believes that soon the entire industry will actually choose organic production, because that is what people want and that is actually what the supermarkets are demanding as well.

According to Spiegel, Wiesenhof was actually pressured by some of the top supermarkets in Germany to return to organic production. The supermarkets have been noticing a sharp decline in the popularity of GMO products as consumers are becoming more educated. This past August, the nation’s most popular supermarkets actually sent similar requests to many other food companies throughout the county.

“The wool has been pulled over the eyes of retailers across Europe by the GMO industry over the past year. We welcome the news that they have started to fight back in the interest of their customers, who do not want to buy GM-fed eggs and meat,” Sustainable Pulse Director, Henry Rowlands said in a recent statement.

While this is incredible news about Wiesenhof, it is important to remember that the company has received criticism in the past for the conditions in their factory farms, so it will be interesting to see if they intend to make improvements in those areas as well.

Last year, supermarkets all over Europe signed an agreement called “The Brussels Soy Declaration,” which was essentially a corporate boycott of GMO soy.

The GMO industry worldwide has been experiencing a number of shake-ups in recent years. Just this month we reported that Monsanto’s stock was downgraded after a series of studies determined that their products are falling out of favor.

John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. 

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