Photo: Farm Field with No-GMO

The major GMO companies are achieving success in their campaign to spread GMO foods all over the world. According to an article in the UK Telegraph today, "Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Marks & Spencer, Co-Op, Somerfield and the budget chain Aldi have met with civil servants to discuss their problems in finding traditional food supplies." A report on the meetings noted: "Retailers were concerned that they may not be able to maintain their current non-GM sources of supply as producers increasingly adopt GM technology around the world."

The problem is that it is becoming increasingly difficult for the UK retailers to find non GMO foods at reasonable prices because USA and Brazilian farmers are using GMO crops especially corn and soya beans.

According to the article public opposition to GMOs in the UK, "appears to be waning; according to a document jointly produced by the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs only 6 per cent of consumers are concerned when asked to respond spontaneously, compared to 20 per cent in December 2003."

Once GMOs become accepted in the UK it seems inevitable that the battle against them will be lost and they will be sold all over Europe.