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To suppliers of oil
seed product for the Australian market,
In 2008 Peerless and Goodman Fielder joined
Unilever in adopting policies to exclude ingredients derived from genetic
engineering (GE) for their own brand products. Coles, Aldi, and IGA did the same.
The majority of the Australian food industry now has a non-GE policy, and
Greenpeace are poised to work with those remaining companies that are yet to
adopt non-GE policies for food manufacturing.
In 2008 global cottonseed
output fell sharply due to poorer harvests in the United States, Brazil, India,
Australia and China. No recovery is forecast. (USDA oil crops outlook)
In 2009 in Australia,
Monsanto pulled out of the Deltapine GE cotton. The failures of genetic
engineering to deliver its promises, and the broad scale consumer rejection of
GE-derived ingredients in food are making significant impacts on the markets
for non-GE ingredients.
This year Greenpeace Australia
Pacific will launch a listing of suppliers of non-GE derived oils for the Australian
food industry. The report will provide a valuable reference for the
Australian and international food industries on sourcing non-GE food grade
We plan to list suppliers who can supply
specific non-GE oil products. For this purpose we are not enquiring about your
whole supply chain or range but simply about individual products that you can
supply that are non-GE.
Please complete our easy oils survey by
Friday 11th September at:
The listing will be circulated widely to
our extensive database of Australian and international food companies. It will
be available online at our popular website www.truefood.org.au
in a new industry web page to be launched in October this year.
The list of non-GE oil suppliers will also
be shared with our colleagues at the Non-GMO Sourcebook and Greenpeace
International offices for sharing with companies worldwide.
The oils listing represents an excellent
opportunity to showcase your non-GE products amongst a worldwide food industry
audience. As always we will ensure our work is widely publicised in appropriate
media, in this case food industry media.
Please be in touch if you have any
questions. We also welcome any suggestions about how we can best work with your
I look forward to working with you and to
promoting your GE-free products.
Entries are now open for the RIRDC Olive Innovators Award. Details were published in the July issue of The Olive Press. The deadline has been extended to September 15. More details here.
National AOA Extra Virgin Olive Oil Show. Entries close: September 11;
Judging: September 26–27; Awards announced October 27; Details: AOA
Secretariat, 02 9863 8735 www.australianolives.com.au
Olives South Australia Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Table Olives Show
Entries close September 25.Judging: October 10. Details: Olives South Australia PO Box 2920, Adelaide 5001 or 08 8267 4022
Olive Oil short course at World Congress
course will be presented as part of the World Congress on Oils and Fats
in Sydney. This short course will provide an insight into Olive Oil
delivered by the experts. The session will be introduced by Paul Miller. More details here