28 Dec '11, 2pm

'Are You Using GMOs?' Turkish Consumers Ask Top Milk, Dairy, and Chicken Producers

'Are You Using GMOs?' Turkish Consumers Ask Top Milk, Dairy, and Chicken Producers

Chris Parfitt /CC BY 2.0 Local women selling farm-fresh milk at the Fethiye Market on Turkey's Mediterranean coast. Anti-GMO activists in Turkey lost a round last week when the country's Biosecurity Commission approved the import of 13 varieties of genetically modified corn meal. But they aren't going down without a fight. "Don't say 'I didn't know' - ask!" is the rallying cry for a new Slow Food Istanbul campaign urging consumers to call up major Turkish food producers such as dairy manufacturers Pınar and Sütaş and chicken giant Beypiliç and ask: "Are you using GMO feed? " Some 85,000 people had signed on to a Greenpeace campaign against the import of GMOs during the public-input period for the commission's decision. The environmental group charged that reports on the economic and social impacts of GMO products are not being properly vetted. 'Don't Consume Without Knowin...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/are-you-using-gmos-t...

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