Monday, March 27, 2000
WASHINGTON - Boehringer Ingelheim Self-Medication (Canada) Ltd. on Friday announced that all of its products will be free of genetically modified organisms and expressed strong concerns about the safety of genetically engineered foods. The company's "self-medication" products, which include vitamins and dietary supplements, do not now contain GMOs and will remain GMO-free, the company said.
Spokesperson Bruce Chapman said the policy applies to worldwide sales of vitamins and supplements, and is a response to consumer demand. "Our consumers are telling us that they don't want GMOs in their food," he said.