Keep Pesticide-Ridden Corn Off Your Dinner Plate

Surveys over the past decade have consistently shown that Americans don’t want to eat genetically engineered (GE or GMO) food. Despite the overwhelming opposition to this risky new food technology, the biotech giant Monsanto continues to impose its unlabeled GMO’s onto our dinner plates.

The latest: Monsanto’s new GMO corn, intended for the frozen and/or canned corn market. This experimental corn will not be labeled, so consumers cannot know when they may be eating a GMO food that contains a toxic pesticide in every bite. Monsanto’s corn is a new GMO variety that has been genetically modified for three different traits, to resist two different insects and to withstand heavy spraying with Monsanto's toxic Roundup herbicide. Because there are already varieties of other insect-resistant and Roundup-Ready varieties on the market, federal regulators are not requiring ANY approval process—which means NO public comment on its introduction into our food supply.

CFS has teamed up with the Center for Environmental Health to urge major companies that make frozen and/or canned corn to take action to avoid Monsanto’s new crop. We need tell Del Monte, Bird’s Eye and other major food makers to reject this new GMO corn. General Mills (Green Giant, Cascadian Farms), Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods have already indicated that they will not use Monsanto’s new GMO sweet corn in their products—so can the other top companies!

Take action today! Send food makers a message that we don’t want Monsanto’s food experiments!

Targets:

  • Neil Harrison, Del Monte (Del Monte, S&W)
  • Robert J. Gamgort, Pinnacle Foods/Bird's Eye
  • Roderick L. Allen, Allen's Inc. (Veg-all, Allen's, SteamSupreme, Freshlike, Freshlike Selects)
  • Kraig H. Kayser, President & CEO, Seneca Foods (Libby's, Aunt Nelly's, Read, Stokely's, Festal, private label brands)
  • Steven A. Burd, President & CEO, Safeway
  • David B. Dillon, Kroger
  • Michael T. Duke, Walmart
  • Craig R. Herkert- President, CEO, & Director, Supervalu
  • Gregg Steinhafel, Chairman, President and CEO, Target (Archer Farms, Market Pantry)

Please Refuse Use of Risky GMO Corn!

I am very concerned about your company's policy regarding a new genetically engineered (GMO) corn coming to the market this fall. Monsanto has announced it will sell this risky new corn for frozen and/or canned food companies, but since GMO foods are not labeled, consumers cannot tell when they shop if they may be buying this experimental new food.

As a responsible company that sells frozen and/or canned corn, I am hopeful that your company will be a leader in providing consumers with the same safe, natural food we have come to expect. General Mills, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's have already indicated they will not use the new GMO corn. I would appreciate hearing that your company will take steps to avoid this new GMO corn variety.
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