Health of Mother Earth Foundation recognized the need to examine our market shelves to confirm the presence of genetically modified products to further increase awareness on their implications. The main objective of the survey was to identify food products which are clearly labeled as:
- being genetically modified or being engineered products
- containing genetically modified ingredients or
- likely containing or having genetically modified ingredients by reason of which country they are exported from.
The survey also examined herbicides sold in markets across the nation to ascertain the presence of glyphosate, suspected to be carcinogenic but which is often a constituent of these herbicides.
The result of the survey will aid advocacy for a ban on genetically modified food products, glyphosate-containing herbicides and for better protection of our food systems and environment.
Download and read the What’s on Our Plates? Report here