A petfood company is launching a new brand, Petco, to sell healthy snacks that don´t contain GMO ingredient.
G&H is aiming to make pet food healthier by reducing the amount of GMO ingredients found in most pet food products, the Australian Pet Food Association said.
“The Australian Petfood Association (APFA) is committed to protecting and promoting pet food as safe for the pet and its owner,” APFA CEO Michael Thiessen said.
The APFA has long campaigned for petfood companies to label GMO ingredients, which is now the biggest issue in the US.
It said the APFA wants to see a reduction in the number of GMO products sold in pet food stores.
“Pet food products that are produced using GMO ingredients are the most common ingredients in pet foods, accounting for almost 80 per cent of the pet food market,” the APFAA said.
It says many pet food companies have chosen to use the herbicide glyphosate, which was banned in the EU in 2014.
Glyphosate is an industrial herbicide used for agricultural purposes, which has been linked to cancer and birth defects in animals.
The new Petco G&h snacks include a vegan version of G&C, which contains the vegan soybean protein powder and canola oil.
It also comes with a vegan, organic version of their pet food brand, which will include soy, hemp and flaxseed protein.
A spokesperson for Petco said the company was not commenting on the APA statement.
But Petco is not the only company that has been fighting the G&T industry, with others also taking on the issue.
More than 100,000 signatures have been gathered against GMO ingredients in the petition on Change.org, the world´s largest online petitions site.
It has been signed by more than 100 countries and the US, and more than 20,000 people have signed the petition.
Petco G,h, and the Australian pet food industry has faced backlash since the APAA launched its petition.
But APFA said the issue is far from settled.
“G&h is a fantastic brand, and they are making great progress in the fight against GMOs,” Thiessen said.
PetCo G&hl,h is an Australian petfood manufacturer based in Melbourne, Australia.
The company says it has been manufacturing and selling organic pet food since 2001, with a goal to increase organic pet nutrition by 80 per 100 grams.