: GM sweet corn in stores and farmers markets
The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) tested sweet corn samples from across Canada and found unlabelled genetically engineered (also called genetically modified or GM) fresh sweet corn in grocery stores, roadside stands and farmers markets. CBAN testing clearly shows that consumers across Canada could be unknowingly buying GM sweet corn. http://www.cban.ca/corn
Take action to stop GM sweet corn for 2014: “Get GM Sweet Corn Out”
1. Write to Loblaw today and ask them to stop selling GM sweet corn: email@example.com
2. Write to the head office of your grocery store:
· Walmart http://www.walmart.ca/en/help/contact-us
· Sobeys http://www.sobeyscorporate.com/en/Contact-Us.aspx
· Metro in Ontario http://corpo.metro.ca/contactez-nous/contact-on.en.html
· Metro in Quebec http://corpo.metro.ca/contactez-nous/contact.en.html
· Check here to see which grocery chain owns your local store: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_supermarket_chains_in_Canada
3. Write to your local farmers market. Ask the market to talk to all the vendors.
4. Talk to your local farmer. Many farmers could be buying GM seed unknowingly because GM seeds are not clearly labelled in seed catalogues. Check http://www.cban.ca/corn for information that you can share with your farmer.