What is the Truefood Guide?
Australia’s food labelling laws are extremely lax, which means that Australians are eating GE foods without knowing it. Greenpeace Australia Pacific launched the first Australian Truefood Guide (TFG) jointly with Gene Ethics in 2002 to inform consumers. The TFG has been updated regularly since then.
The brands are classified into 3 categories:
- Green: The company guarantees it does not use GE ingredients, or animal products fed with GMOs in its products.
- Orange: The company is changing its policies and procedures to exclude GE ingredients or animal products fed with GMOs from its products, but this has not yet been achieved.
- Red: The company does not guarantee not using GE ingredients, or animal products fed with GMOs in its products. The companies which refuse to answer are also put in this category.