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European Non-GMO Industry Association

tegut... first food retailer to become a supporting member of ENGA

Recently, tegut... became the first food retailer to join the European Non-GMO Industry Association (ENGA), the company said. ENGA is an association of the European non-GMO industry sector and represents the interests of non-GMO producers and retailers in Brussels. Organic pioneer tegut... has been striving for sustainable business for almost 75 years and supports the work of ENGA as a new sustaining member.

This way, the supermarket chain lives up to its philosophy of "acting responsibly with good food" and pursues clear goals for the regulation, traceability, and labeling of food at EU level. At the same time, it demonstrates that sustainable living and the food market can be reconciled. For more information, visit

"With the support of ENGA, we can take another step towards sustainability and continue to bear economic, ecological, and social responsibility towards our retailers, suppliers, and customers," says Thomas Gutberlet, Managing Director of tegut.... By joining ENGA, tegut... prioritizes transparency and freedom of choice.

At the same time, the supermarket chain from Fulda is actively working towards GMO-free agriculture and food production in the EU. On behalf of consumers, ENGA advocates for the labeling and monitoring of genetic engineering at the EU level. "As a food retailer that has been focusing on sustainable, regional, and organic food for almost 75 years, this is precisely the approach we want to pursue and drive forward. This is the only way we can ensure that we can continue to sell good food to people in the future," Thomas Gutberlet continues.

Customer confidence is to be further strengthened, as consumers expect transparent, comparable, and credible criteria for food labeling. Therefore, ENGA and tegut... are committed to the precautionary principle. This means that GM foods must be subject to risk assessment, detectability, traceability, and labeling. Customers can then be relieved - to a certain extent - of their worries about sustainable purchasing and the origin of the products. In order to remain as transparent as possible in this process, the progress of the goals is published on the website. These can be viewed at

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