INCIDENT REPORT: Genetic Contamination Found in St. Louis Grocery StoresPosted: December 15th, 2012 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Photos | Tags: Dierbergs, Fishycorn Car, Genetic Contamination, GMO Labeling, Occupy Monsanto, Organic Consumers Association, Safe Food Action St. Louis, Schnucks, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Whole Foods |
The Genetic Crime Unit (GCU) visited 5 Supermarkets in the St. Louis area and found evidence of food contaminated by GMOs in every one that they entered. Reliable sources state that Wal-Mart is selling Genetically Modified Sweet Corn in their produce section. The GCU displays the evidence:
The Dierberg’s grocery store Manager confronts the GCU but does not kick them out, states that photos and videos are forbidden.
GCU finding foods that are contaminated with GMOs!
Schnucks denied the GCU entry, threatened to arrest them if they did not leave.
A GCU spokesperson said, “Are they afraid an investigation might discover dangerous gentetic contamination in the foods they are selling?”
Trader Joes likewise did not allow us to enter the store. This supermarket, posing as a purveyor of “natural foods” is also suspected of selling genetically contaminated foods.
The GCU distributed these warning flyers at this site and others:
IS YOUR GROCER SELLING GENETICALLY CONTAMINATED FOODS?
Over 90% of soy, corn, and canola contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). GMOs are created when a gene from a bacteria, animal or a plant is inserted into another plant or animal. Scientific tests have raised questions about whether these foods are safe for humans to consume. Foods containing GMOs are not labeled, so people cannot tell if they are in the foods you buy at the supermarket.
WHY THE FISHYCORN CAR?
The Fishycorn Car dedicates its life to promote education around Genetically Modified foods, the environmental and social impact of the massive increase in chemicals used to grow them and the importance of GMO labeling in the USA. It is in St. Louis as part of a cross country tour. You can follow the FishyCorn Car on its facebook page.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Let us know that you told the management at your grocery store that all foods containing GMOs should be be labeled. Support local and organic farms that do not grow GMOs.
Learn more about these Frankenfoods their dangers:
+ Safe Food Action St. Louis
Join us Wednesday, February 6, 2013 7pm for the video:
“Genetic Roulette: How Genetically Engineered Foods Harm You and Your Family (by Jeffrey Smith)
Where: Legacy Books and Cafe’ 5249 Delmar (near Union)
Jan. 31: Action at Monsanto World Headquarters. Watch our Facebook page for details!
Source: Safe Food Action St. Louis