NEW ZEALAND: Tegel to ditch GM soymeal chicken feed
New Zealand poultry processing giant Tegel has announced that it will respond to consumer preference and stop feeding its chickens with genetically modified soya feed. Peter Lucas, managing director of the company, told the New Zealand Herald yesterday he was surprised when independent research commissioned by Tegel proved that 75% of consumers wanted to buy chickens raised on GM-free soymeal. The anti-GM sentiment "was stronger than I expected", he said.
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