GM Sweet Corn, Coming to Your Plate
For the first time, Monsanto is marketing a genetically-modified (GM) corn that will be sold directly to consumers. This is NOT commodity corn that will be processed into oil or fed to animals. These ears of sweet corn will go directly to grocery aisles, possibly in cans or frozen packs, where it will be impossible to tell them apart from pure varieties.
The new GM sweet corn is engineered to kill insects with Bt toxins and to resist heavy spraying with Roundup herbicide. Already, Roundup resistant crops have resulted in an epidemic of over 21 types of resistant superweeds. Even more alarming, recent studies have linked Roundup with birth defects in animals, and Bt toxins from GM foods have been found in the bloodstreams of pregnant mothers and their unborn babies. The results are clear: producing GM sweet-corn for direct human consumption will have untold environmental and health tolls.
Let’s nip this in the bud now. Trader Joe’s has already indicated they will not carry GM sweet corn. Sign to tell the rest of the top grocery chains to follow suit.
As consumers, we refuse to purchase genetically modified (GM) sweet corn, and will not buy any sweet corn unless it is clearly labeled non-GM. Monsanto's new GM corn has not been proven safe, but GM crops have been linked to environmental and health damage. Protect the public and demonstrate corporate responsibility by refusing to carry GM sweet corn.
The FRESH Community (undersigned)
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Leave your thoughts on GM ...|
|9207||Wed May 08 22:21:51 EDT 2013||Felicia Domosley||Aurora, CO|
|9206||Sat May 04 15:32:25 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Orlando, FL|
|9205||Tue Apr 30 13:04:22 EDT 2013||Kristin Prince||Bedford, NH|
|9204||Mon Apr 29 22:04:54 EDT 2013||Sarah Milligan|
|9203||Mon Apr 29 17:12:38 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Worcester, MA||NO GMO!!|
|9202||Fri Apr 26 23:40:17 EDT 2013||Jason Mark||Boca Raton, FL|
|9201||Sun Apr 21 21:18:59 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Loma Linda, CA|
|9200||Thu Apr 18 12:32:12 EDT 2013||Jean Bodden||FL|
|9199||Thu Apr 18 09:00:16 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Stanley , NC|
|9198||Thu Apr 18 08:28:01 EDT 2013||Julie Wagner||Charlotte, NC||I don't want anything to do with genetically modified foods.|
|9197||Thu Apr 18 01:31:14 EDT 2013||Jenifer Phillips||Charleston, SC||I just want to know what my family is eating and what possible effects these foods will have on us.|
|9196||Wed Apr 17 11:11:45 EDT 2013||Faith Silva||Charlotte, NC|
|9195||Sun Apr 14 10:27:24 EDT 2013||Greg Sieszputowski||Mio, MI|
|9194||Fri Apr 12 03:03:38 EDT 2013||Juliana Johnson||Opelousas, LA||Monsanto should close shop not benefiting human life|
|9193||Tue Mar 26 22:42:59 EDT 2013||MICHAEL HERNANDEZ||JOLIET, IL|
|9192||Sat Mar 23 16:18:24 EDT 2013||Jamie Adams||MI|
|9191||Sat Mar 23 02:29:40 EDT 2013||Emma Sobel||New York, NY|
|9190||Fri Mar 22 17:45:44 EDT 2013||Barbara Hayes||Barnstable, MA|
|9189||Fri Mar 15 18:28:25 EDT 2013||Anonymous|
|9188||Thu Mar 14 00:46:13 EDT 2013||Anonymous||MI||We don't want Genetically Modified corn!|
|9187||Thu Mar 14 00:30:23 EDT 2013||Anonymous||rochester hills, MI||It's terrible! I don't want genetically modified corn!|
|9186||Wed Mar 13 10:54:35 EDT 2013||Melissa Miracle||Edmond, OK|
|9185||Tue Mar 12 09:20:18 EDT 2013||Jean Murphy||Royal Oak, MI|
|9184||Sat Mar 09 10:59:13 EST 2013||Sarah Bacon||CO|
|9183||Sun Mar 03 21:23:48 EST 2013||Ryan Fisher||Canton, CT||I am looking for a Grocer with a backbone. NO GMO's|