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Forum Post: Cool - a direct product and business to boycott on the use of Monsatan frankenfood.

Posted 1 year ago on June 18, 2013, 2:41 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN
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Stop the McFrankenfries Tell McDonald's to reject genetically engineered potatoes!

What's lurking in your fries?

"Would you like genetic engineering with that?"

If not, sign the petition to stop McFrankenfries.

McDonald's has the power to stop genetically engineered (GE) potatoes in their tracks. As we told you last week, the USDA could soon approve a new GE potato, but if McDonald's won't sell them, farmers won't plant them. Tell McDonald's you wouldn't eat GE fries.

You may not like McDonald's. I'll be honest: I haven't eaten there since I was a kid. But thanks to their famous fries, McDonald's is the single largest purchaser of potatoes in the United States. That's why we're calling on them right now, before the GE potato is even approved, to commit that they won't buy it.

Farmers need to know someone is going to buy their crop before they plant it, so if McDonald's rejects the GE Potato before it's even approved, farmers will be less likely to plant it. And if McDonald's leads the way, other fast food companies could follow suit.

Join us in telling McDonald's: we don't want McFrankenfries!

Genetically engineered foods are inadequately tested, and they're potentially unsafe. In the case of GE fries, that's a particular problem because they're marketed to kids. Sign the petition to tell McDonald's: no GE fries for me and my family.

Say no to GE fries: https://secure3.convio.net/fww/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=801

Thanks for taking action,

Jo Miles Online Organizer Food & Water Watch act(at)fwwatch(dot)org

P.S. To convince McDonald's, we need to show support from a lot of people. After you sign the petition, can you forward this email to 3 friends or share it on Facebook and ask your friends to sign the petition, too?

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[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Just label It ( to watch the video - just click on the "just label it" orange banner at the top of the petition page )

With petitions or referenda being debated in 26 states, there is a fantastic amount of momentum building now for the Right to Know GE Labeling effort. This citizens grassroots effort is arising from the simple fact that we, the people, are educating ourselves about what we are eating and we want more (not less) information. In an effort to keep you all up to date on the movement, we plan to share weekly news and developments. Here are a few recent headlines we thought may be of interest.

Gary Hirshberg Chairman, Just Label It

GMO In the Know - June 19th, 2013

Connecticut, Maine Pass GE Labeling Bills

In early June, Connecticut became the first state to pass GE labeling legislation, after an amended bill passed through the state's government. Last week, a bill to label genetically engineered foods passed easily through Maine’s House and Senate, furthering the New England as a leader in the right-to-know movement. While both states' bills contain clauses that require a number of neighboring states to enact similar legislation before they can go into effect, the historic votes mark continuing momentum at the grassroots level on this issue. Read More >>

Former GMO Engineer Drops Biotech and Goes Organic

After decades of conducting research for biotechnology companies in Canada, French native Thierry Vrain now spends his retirement on his organic farm, advocating against GMOs and teaching young students the benefits of organic agriculture. Organic Connections Magazine interviews the retired scientist on what led him to favor organic farming, and how years of research on genetically engineered foods influenced his new lifestyle. Read More >>

Chipotle Starts Labeling GE Ingredients on Website Menu

Chipotle recently became the first fast food chain to label genetically engineered ingredients, by posting the information on the company's website. Brought about by consumer demand, Chipotle is confident that this decision will only strengthen their relationship with consumers. According to their spokesperson, "Any downside there may be...is going to be eclipsed by the upside with being transparent." The company also has plans to reduce the number of genetically engineered ingredients in its food, although they anticipate difficulty in finding non-GMO suppliers. Read More >>

Five Bugs Found Resistant to GMO Cotton & Corn

According to a paper published in the journal “Nature Biotechnology,” five major pest species have become resistant to Bt toxins found in genetically engineered corn and cotton plants since 2010. With the explosive growth of Bt crops planted in the past decade, many scientists predicted it wouldn’t be long before pest resistance, also known as “superbugs,” would effect GE farmers. Read More >>

Donate to Just Label It | Sign the Petition - ( to watch the video - just click on the "just label it" orange banner at the top of the petition page )

We're building a movement of concerned citizens – parents, health care workers, small business owners, farmers, and more – who care about what's in the food we eat.

In October 2011, the Just Label It campaign was formed when the Center for Food Safety filed a petition with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to require the labeling of all foods produced using genetic engineering. Days later, we asked citizens from around the country to join us and tell the FDA to "Just Label It." More than 1.2 million Americans have contacted to the FDA urging them to label genetically engineered foods. Ask others to sign on at www.JustLabelIt.org/takeaction.

Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Learn more at www.JustLabelIt.org

[-] -2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Nice.

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yep - very.

Let's get more targets out there for the public to boycott.