GM is the process by which the characteristics of a crop are modified by implanting a gene from, for example, another plant. Waitrose does not allow the use of any GM crops or food ingredients derived from GM crops in our own-brand food. It is also our objective to use non-genetically modified crops in animal feeds, where it is viable to do so, from sustainable assured suppliers.
Organic standards do not permit the use of GM material. Our suppliers of non organic poultry, eggs, farmed salmon and New Zealand lamb obtain feed in accordance with a protocol which specifies that conventional (rather than GM) cereals will be used. We will continue to monitor the animal feed supply situation and provide information to customers so that an informed choice can be made.