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This spring, Monsanto‘s genetically modified sweet corn, their first product for human consumption, will be planted for the first time
Then it will be sold, unlabeled, in a grocery store near you.
What would it take to stop it? It would take the largest food retailer in the country rejecting Monsanto’s untested, potentially toxic corn.
Tell Wal-Mart: Don’t carry Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn!
In response to pressure from more than 250,000 activists last fall, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and General Mills committed not to sell Monsanto’s sweet corn.
But not Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart says that “nothing is more important than the safety and satisfaction of our customers,” but that’s inconsistent with selling this unlabeled GMO sweet corn, which has three genetic modifications, including the insecticide Bt, and hasn’t been tested to prove it is safe for humans to eat.
Wal-Mart could make a statement for consumer safety by rejecting Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn, but they won’t do it unless we put public pressure on the company.
This corn is Monsanto’s first foray into GMO foods. If successful, it will just be the beginning for Monsanto, who produces 90% of GMO seeds around the globe.
As the largest food retailer, Wal-Mart can set an important precedent that could keep Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn, and any future GMO foods, from taking root.
If Wal-Mart really means that nothing is more important than their customers’ safety, they need to take a stand.
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