Saturday, 19 December 2015

Consumers are increasingly demanding GMO-free and other healthy food

At Zeeland Farm Services, a grain processor on Michigan’s western flank, farm trucks arrive with an increasingly familiar load: soyabeans free of bioengineering.

Much of the meal ground from the beans is fed to chickens, turkeys, pigs and cows whose eggs, meat and milk are sold at grocers including Whole Foods Market, which is pushing producers to label whether their animals ate feed made with genetically modified organisms.

The new volumes are striking: 94 per cent of Michigan-grown soyabeans are still bioengineered. To meet new demand from US consumers, Zeeland has been buying other states’ spare beans

Read more in the Financial Times

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