| December 8, 2003,
just-food.com: Protesters dressed in chicken
suits gathered at shopping centers in several cities around
the country to draw attention to GM-improprieties by Australia’s
largest poultry producer Ingham Enterprises.
The activists, from the international environment lobby
group Greenpeace, were protesting the company’s
use of GM soy despite an advertising claim that assert
their products are GM-free.
Ingham Enterprises has previously said that the use
of GM ingredients did not affect the GM-free status
of its chicken products.
"Animals that eat feed with a component of GM
soymeal are no different to alternative animals that
may have been fed a low-GM or GM-free diet,” the
company said in a statement in October.
"There is no GM DNA evident in the animal tissues.
There is no scientific evidence to support the Greenpeace
Greenpeace claims Ingham Enterprises is the largest
single user of GM soy in Australia. The group also says
many consumers were concerned about the use of GM soy
in chicken feed, reported the Australian Associated