Emulating the food industries, Japanese breweries have also joined the competition to offer GM-free products. In 1998, Paarlberg said, the Kirin Brewing Company announced that starting in the year 2001 it would use only GM-free corn starch in its beer. Only one day after Kirin’s announcement, its competitor, Sapporo Breweries made similar promises that its beer would be as GM-free as its competitors. Recognizing this commendable display of health consciousness among beer drinkers, Paarlberg pointed out that even Japanese smokers made the decision some years ago to consume only non-GM tobacco leaves.
-- Robert Paarlberg, "Asia’s Response to Genetically Modified Food
Sunday, April 25, 2004
But it's non-GMO cirrhosis...
Came across this while working on my paper:
Posted by David at 4/25/2004 02:15:00 PM