Leading Austrian food producers rely on GMO-free food – Europe´s first and most successful labelling system for GMO-free food.
The Association „Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Gentechnik-frei erzeugte Lebensmittel“ / „Platform for GMO-free Food Production“ (short: „ARGE Gentechnik-frei“ / “Platform GMO-free“) is an independent association of member companies from the sectors of retail, food production and feed production as well as of organisations from the sectors of environmental protection, consumer protection, farmer cooperatives, agriculture and science.
ARGE Gentechnik-frei has the goal to enable, promote and support GMO-free production in Austria (food, feed and agricultural products). For these purposes ARGE Gentechnik-frei awards the quality label "Ohne Gentechnik hergestellt".
Furthermore, ARGE Gentechnik-frei supports its members with information and lobbying initiatives for the improvement of the regulatory framework as well as with communication with consumers and other interested target audiences, in order to promote the label´s brand value and to enhance the consumer trust in the labelling system.
Moreover, ARGE Gentechnik-frei plays an important role in the harmonization of production and monitoring specifications of GMO-free food on a European level.