Squirrel Food Snobs
Paul Fonder was curious to see what kind of corn squirrels would favor. Last fall, Fonder conducted an experiment in his South Dakota backyard. He built a squirrel feeder and put genetically modified corn fresh from a neighbor’s field on one post and one-year-old organic corn on the other. “You would expect squirrels to prefer fresh corn over corn that’s a year old,” said Fonder. But that’s not what happened. Fonder repeated the experiment five times. The squirrels left behind the GMO corn devouring different varieties of organic each and every time. Do you think that it’s possible the squirrels might be on to something here?
GMOs have been linked to a large range of health concerns including small scale digestive conditions to several forms of cancer, not to mention environmental pollution concerns that include “colony collapse disorder” of vital pollinators like honey bees. When was the last time you saw a honey bee? Proponents of GMOs argue better yields to feed the world among other claims. We believe in our constitutional right to freedom of choice. Without labels, choice is increasingly difficult.
All 26 European countries require labeling along with several Asian, South American, and other countries around the world.
An ABC News poll found 93% of respondents want the federal government to require mandatory labeling of GMOs. 57% say they would use those labels to avoid foods containing GMOs!
Labeling efforts are underway in 26 states. In November, voters in the state of Washington were narrowly defeated by insidious multi million dollar propaganda machines. Last year, proposition 37 was narrowly defeated in California by a margin of 53 – 47% following a final “Vote No” campaign that was funded by over $45 million led by Monsanto who threw more than $8 million themselves into efforts to defeat the measure. Dupont, Pepsico, Bayer, Dow and Syngenta were also big funders of the opposition, each contributing at least $2 million apiece, with ConAgra throwing in $1.07 million!
Protect yourself, your family, and future generations, support GMO labeling legislation and vote with your dollars by purchasing certified organic food that is required by law to be GMO free.