Have the guts to be a GMO activist.
I wrote something on Facebook that I got very little response over; something that I had hoped that many would have agreed with, shared and also would have done. I quoted the fact that 40% of all sweet corn was GMO corn (http://www.nongmoproject.org/2012/08/29/gmo-sweet-corn-anything-but-sweet/),
and that if people didn’t want to be eating GMO corn in the future they should do this. Every time they stop to buy corn from a farmer’s stand, before you buy the corn, ask him if his corn is GMO. Tell him that you won’t buy GMO corn. That is the same with corn from the grocery store. I ask the manager of the produce department if the corn is GMO and if he doesn’t know I tell him that I won’t buy the corn because I won’t buy GMO corn. If the produce manager doesn’t know if the corn is GMO, I ask for the head office’s phone number and I phone them to ask them. This way, at all levels, they have been told that I will not buy GMO produce. Now, multiply that by thousands of consumers asking them the same question of the same farmer, the same store, do you think that they will get the message that the public DO NOT WANT GMO PRODUCTS?
We have to stop the demand for GMO produce.
I know, I am a gardener, every spring every gardener or farmer sits down with a seed catalogue to buy his/her seed. With sound of thousands of customer’s questions ringing in his ears, do you think that he will buy the GMO seeds?
And every summer when grocery stores begin to make orders of corn from local farmers, do you think they will ask the farmers if the corn is GMO? And maybe if farmer A grew GMO corn the local store doesn’t buy the corn from him/her and instead buy the corn from farmer B, do you think that farmer A will grow GMO corn the next year?
Sweet corn could be our front line to stop GMO produce.
So, have the guts to be a GMO Activist; it is pathetic of people if they are too embarrassed or shy to ask the question of farmers, the local produce manager, or the company’s head office. Your silence, meaning your lack of doing anything deemed political, could end up poisoning us all.