Monsanto Petition from Credo.org

“Grocery store CEOs: Refuse Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn!

Right now, Monsanto, the corporation responsible for producing roughly 90% of genetically modified seeds around the globe, is working to bring their new, GMO sweet corn to a grocery store aisle or farmer’s market near you.1

Unlike Monsanto’s other GMO crops — which are primarily fed to animals — this sweet corn is intended for direct human consumption.

This is the first time Monsanto has engineered a vegetable that could be served straight to your dinner table. It’s health impacts on humans are largely unknown – but if this unlabeled, and potentially dangerous products succeeds, Monsanto is sure to bring us even more.

As an activist and consumer, you are in a powerful position to pressure leading U.S. grocery stores to reject Monsanto’s new GMO corn.

Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn is engineered to tolerate the herbicide Roundup, and to produce the insect-killing toxin Bt.

These modifications have been shown to lead to some serious health problems in animals who eat them.

A study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences found that Monsanto’s GMO corn led to organ failure in mammals.2 This GMO corn has also recently been linked to a new pathogen causing crop failure and a sharp spike in livestock infertility – as high as 20%. But despite the warnings of one of the nation’s leading plant pathologists that more study was needed to determine potential health impacts on humans, the USDA rapidly approved this corn for us to eat.3

Even worse, lobbyists for Monsanto and others in the chemical and agribusiness industry have successfully fought tooth and nail to keep GMO products totally unlabeled. So shockingly, consumers are being denied the right to know if they’re purchasing Monsanto’s new genetically modified sweet corn.”

For the full article and/or to sign the petition, please use this link.


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