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Gsugar Eeaflet

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Gsugar Eeaflet

  1. 1. What you can do Today to avoid Monsanto’s ge sugar No-K! Are YOU Eating Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered ’ Sugar? tell call your grocer The major to boycott any food proces- product that isn’t GE- sors and retailers and Consumer Warning free and to offer a full-line ask them if they commit to selection of certified or- source GE-free sugar prod- If you are concerned about genetically engineered sugar and ucts. If they refuse tell them ganic foods, which prohibit other foods in your shopping cart, you better act now! Here you will stop shopping at Genetic Engineering. are some things you should know before you buy any foods their store. or beverages from your local grocery store. join Kellogg’s, Coca Cola, Kraft, and other large US sugar buyers, the Organic Consumers As- buy sociation and volunteer to certified organic foods ignoring consumer concerns, will be sourcing their sugar from help organize opposition from your local co-op, Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) sugar beets, in stores to GE foods in your com- health food store, farmers in 2008. Like GE corn, soy, and canola, products containing munity. Keep informed on market or through a CSA GE sugar will not be labeled as such. Independent laboratory GE food and food safety is- (Community Supported tests and industry disclosures indicate that upwards of 75% of sues at our web site: www. Agriculture program). all non-organic supermarket foods now “test positive” for the presence of GE ingredients. organicconsumers.org Despite growing public concern over the safety of GE crops, like corn, soy, canola, and cotton, the US government refuses take action today! to require safety-testing or labeling for GE foods. Monsanto’s Call or E-mail (via their websites) the five companies listed be- RoundUp Ready GE sugar beets are designed to withstand low. Tell them you will not purchase their foods or beverages massive doses of weed killers. In the last ten years since GE unless they can provide you with written assurance that their crops have become mainstream, the use of toxic pesticides products will not contain genetically engineered sugar. has increased dramatically. Company Phone Scientists warn that GE foods may Kellogg’s · www.kelloggs.com 800-962-1413 ▶ Set off Allergies Morningstar Farm ▶ Increase Cancer Risks 800-962-1413 www.seeveggiesdifferently.com ▶ Produce Antibiotic Resistant pathogens Kraft · www.kraftfoods.com 847-646-2000 ▶ Damage food quality M&M/Mars · www.mars.com 800-627-7852 ▶ Produce Dangerous Toxins ▶ Increase use of toxic pesticides Coca Cola · www.coca-cola.com 800-438-2653 ▶ Damage soil fertility For more information: ▶ Pollute of adjoining farmlands Organic Consumers Association ▶ Harm Monarch butterflies 6771 South Silver Hill Drive and beneficial insects such as ladybugs Finland MN 55603 phone: 218-226-4164 ▶ Create superpests, superweeds, Fax: 218-226-4157 and virulent new plant viruses. campaigns@organicconsumers.org www.organicconsumers.orgTurn this leaflet over for grassroots action guidelines

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