Agrow is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


US food company shareholders reject GMO ban

Shareholders of US food company General Mills have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that called on the company to remove ingredients derived from genetically modified crops from its products. Only 2% of shareholders voted in favour of the ban. In the proxy statement given to shareholders, the company’s board of directors noted that the GM ingredients the company uses were not new and had been proven safe. GM crops may also reduce the environmental impacts of food production and help with global food security, the board added. It further noted that General Mills is committed to providing GMO-free options to its consumers. General Mills made headlines earlier this year when it announced it had removed GM ingredients from its iconic Cheerios breakfast cereal and had begun labelling the product as GMO-free.



What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts