|Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 5:40 am: || |
Here is a link where I urge you to go and sign the petition against GMO sugar. Also, the link will take you to a page where there is a pre-written letter to 63 companies about GMO's. Please add your opposition. Thanks.
Hershey's Needs to Stop the Double Standard and Reject Genetically Modified Beet Sugar as it did in Brazil!
Consumers in Brazil can now eat Hershey's Kisses™ without fear of GM contamination. Unfortunately, that is not the case for U.S. consumers. Several weeks ago, Hershey’s in Brazil announced that it will not use genetically modified ingredients in the products it makes in Brazil, but it remains silent about its plans in the U.S.
U.S. farmers planted GM sugar beet crops for the first time this year. These Roundup Ready® GM sugar beets are genetically altered to resist Monsanto’s toxic weed killer, Roundup, and its active ingredient, glyphosate. But here’s the scary part:
When the USDA first approved the planting of GE sugar beets in 1998, the EPA also increased the maximum allowable residues of glyphosate on the beet roots (from which sugar is extracted) by a staggering 5,000%! This EPA policy change was made at the request of Monsanto, producer of GM sugar beet seeds.
What this means for consumers is that the more GM ingredients permitted in our foods, the greater the likelihood that we are ingesting more toxic chemicals. What's worse is that there will be no way to know if we’re eating GM beet sugar once it hits the market, which could happen as early as next year, because GM ingredients are NOT labeled.
In 2001, Hershey's announced that it would not use GM beet sugar, but the company has been noticeably silent on the issue ever since. A double standard is not likely to prevail in the U.S., where members like you have sent more than a hundred thousand letters to food companies asking them to publicly refuse to use GM sugar in their products through www.DontPlantGMOSugarbeets.org.
Tell Hershey's to Kiss GMO Sugar Goodbye! Write a letter to Hershey’s urging the company to publicly reject the use of GM sugar in its chocolates and other sweets.
CLICK HERE TO SEND A LETTER TO HERSHEY'S
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|Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 8:07 am: || |
I didn't even know Hersheys had safe products.
|Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 - 1:35 pm: || |
The only Hershey product I currently use is the plain cocoa in the can. And I don't use that if I have an organic safe one. If there are other Hershey products that are safe, I would like to know.