Ok, peeps just bought some essential Waitrose greek feta cheese – its cheap, it tastes exactly the same as the more expensive non essential range and its GM free – have just spoken to them on your behalf. It’s not Waitrose policy to sell any of their own brand food with GM or GM sourced ingredients, or additives or preservatives. Oh happy day!
It’s really hard sometimes being me…. because you see I’m very outspoken. I swim upstream rather than go with the flow and that can cause my life to be slightly less easy than it could be. But i’m out there speaking on behalf of the minority rather than the majority. As with everything “alternative” I am 100% behind strict regulations ie that no “quacks” get through the system and everyone is trained to a standard that benefits the general public. I have to be careful with the ASA (advertising standards authority) as to what I can say and what I cant and thats fine – its as it should be. With more controversial matters all I can do is say go and look and do your own research. One of the few things the internet is good for is research and googling.The Soil Association is also excellent for topics like this. Unless you didnt get the title, this little blog is about Monsanto. I’m saying nothing more, just make your own mind up.
Here is the link to the above article – and also look at Food Inc, the movie
What I will say is that as a nutritionist I have to look at labels now REALLY REALLY carefully. For example I picked up a pack of feta cheese the other day from the Co-op a supermarket that I am fully behind – the ingredients were sourced from GM ingredients. I didnt eat it – I then had to go to Waitrose and buy Authentic Greek feta cheese and an organic brand. If its organic it should be ok, but please do not just suppose that a product is ok – the ingredients change the whole time. Look for example at Ocean Spray Cranberry juice – due to so many consumers complaining they took glucose fructose syrup out of their juice and just used ordinary sugar instead. British women and their urethras can now relax (for you men out there – its used a lot for cystitis and the last ingredient we want at that time is a load of corn syrup in us).
My point… check labels and keep checking labels. Dont get hung up on the front of the package with the fat and sugar percentages – LOOK AT THE BACK – what exactly are you eating – that goes to the heart of the matter.