Tell Walmart to Reject GE Sweet Corn!
Surveys over the past decade have consistently shown that Americans don’t want to eat genetically engineered (GE) food. Despite the overwhelming opposition to this risky new food technology, the biotech giant Monsanto continues to impose its unlabeled GE foods onto our dinner plates.
The latest: Monsanto’s new GE sweet corn. This experimental corn will not be labeled, so consumers cannot know when they may be eating sweet corn that contains a toxic pesticide in every bite. Monsanto’s corn is a new GE 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 and Food and Water Watch to urge major food companies and grocers to reject Monsanto’s GE sweet corn, and we need your help to tell leading retailer Walmart 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 Walmart!
We’ll be delivering the petition to Walmart by April 1st, so please sign the petition today!
I am very concerned about Walmart's policy regarding Monsanto’s new genetically engineered (GE) sweet corn coming to the market this fall. This new corn may be sold fresh, frozen or canned, but since GMO foods are not labeled, consumers cannot tell when they shop if they may be buying this experimental new corn.
General Mills, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's have already indicated they will not use the new GMO corn. As a consumer, I refuse to purchase Monsanto’s new genetically engineered sweet corn and urge you to protect your customers by committing to not sell Monsanto’s GE sweet corn by April 1, 2012.