Posted 8 months ago on June 18, 2013, 2:41 p.m. EST by DKAtoday
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?"
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.
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.
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?