petition against Kellogg’s and Monsanto

There is a petition from The Organic Consumers Association online that is warning Kellogg’s, if they use sugar from genetically engineered sugar beets in their foods, they would face a consumer boycott. Kellogg’s responded, claiming that, even though they don’t use genetically engineered ingredients in Europe, in the U.S., “consumer concerns about the usage of biotech ingredients in food production are low.” Kelloggs also owns Morning star farms and is also included in the boycott. I have signed this petition and encourage you to sign it also. To give you a little information on genetically engineered sugar beets I have reprinted some information from the Organic Consumers Association. If you are not familiar with the business practices of Monsanto, I encourage you to read up on them. It is not a pretty picture. They are known for destroying farmers crops that are being grown without their dangerous pesticide. Genetically modified foods hit store shelves in the 1990’s and now just about any food that isn’t certified organic, and contains milk, soy, cotton, canola, corn, squash, or papaya, contains genetically modified ingredients. Non-organic meat, fish and eggs are likely to be from animals raised on genetically engineered feed and could be the product of cloned animals.
Genetically engineered sugar beets have been grown commercially in the US since 2008. That year about half of the crop was genetically engineered. The industry projected that about 90 percent of sugar beets would be genetically engineered by 2009. So, with 50% of the sugar supply from sugar beets, most of us have probably already been exposed to genetically engineered sugar.
GE sugar beets are dangerous for people, pollinators and the environment. The risks of GE sugar beets are enhanced by the fact that they contaminate non-GMO crops. Just to name one example, GE sugar beet specklings were inexplicably found in potting soil mix sold to gardeners at a landscape supply business.
GE sugar beet production significantly reduces the number of bees and butterflies in beet fields.
Go to the Organic Consumers Association website to sign the petition and learn more