FRESH has organized a petition to stop Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) sweet corn from reaching grocery shelves. I’ve just signed it, and hope that you will join me in asking supermarket CEOs to refuse to carry this product.
For the first time, Monsanto is marketing a GM corn that will be sold directly to consumers and go directly to grocery aisles. The 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.
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.