2 Jun 2012

Survey suggests Hawke's Bay residents support GM-free food

4:48 pm on 2 June 2012

A survey of 500 consumers in Hawke's Bay has found 84% of them want the region to remain free of genetically modified produced food.

The organisation Pure Hawke's Bay, which has both farmers and growers as members, commissioned the survey.

spokesperson Bruno Chambers says the result is an overwhelming endorsement of what the organisation stands for.

He says Pure Hawke's Bay wants to capture the significant marketing and branding benefits from the region producing only GM-free food.

Mr Chambers says the organisation wants the Hastings Council to take the lead and put a 10 year moratorium on GM releases in Hawke's Bay.