Girl Scouts: Please make cookies without GMOs
  • Petitioning Girl Scouts of the USA

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Girl Scouts of the USA

Girl Scouts: Please make cookies without GMOs

    1. Alicia Serratos
    2. Petition by

      Alicia Serratos

      Orange County, CA

Alicia is 7 years old (6 when the petition was started) and has been a Girl Scout for almost 3 years. Her mom is a Troop leader for Alicia’s Brownie Troop and Alicia's sister's Daisy Troop. Alicia likes learning about new things and helping others. She began to learn a lot about food and ingredients. When Girl Scout Cookie Season came around, she and her mom looked at the ingredients in the cookies. There were a lot of words Alicia couldn’t read and she didn’t know what a lot of the ingredients were.  She did recognize some of the ingredients as being GMO (genetically modified organisms). Knowing of some of dangers related to GMOs, she knew she wanted them out of our cookies. “I want Girl Scouts to make cookies without GMOs.”

Alicia has been very actively involved in the Girl Scout community in many areas. She has raised money for her school’s Organic Garden, raised awareness about endangered animals, participated in many recycling projects,  helped organize food and toy drives for those in need and more. She exemplifies what it means to be a Girl Scout. She has also researched a lot about GMOs and is concerned with the independent studies done (on mice) showing infertility and tumors, the fact that over 60 countries either label or ban GMOs, and that the result form growing genetically modified crops is hurting our farmers and harming our land. Alicia wants to protect our farmer’s, our land, our bees, and for us all to have food without the dangers of GMOs. “I want GMOs out of our cookies so they will be safer for my friends and everyone to eat.”

Girl Scouts of America can request their bakers source other ingredients that are non-GMO. In doing so, they will take a step in the right direction in improving their cookies. They will prevent any possible harm or illness that may come from consuming GMOs or Girl Scout Cookies made with GMO ingredients. They will uphold their values and be true to what Girl Scouts represents. They will be creating awareness and pioneering a movement in the food industry. “Girl Scouts can make the cookies with healthier ingredients, so they will be safer to eat.”

If Girl Scouts continues to make cookies with GMO ingredients, our soil will continue to be saturated with pesticides. Our Farmer’s will continue to pay higher prices for seeds and purchase larger quantities of pesticides. Our Organic farmers will continue to struggle. Our bees will continue to die off. In eating the cookies we will continue to gamble with our health. If they don’t remove GMOs from our cookies, Girl Scouts of America will not be leading by example with the core values it was founded upon. “If Girl Scouts don’t make cookies without GMOs, everyone could get sick and not even know it.” Please sign the petition in asking Girl Scouts of America to make cookies without GMOs. 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Petition delivery...round 1!

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer

      Alicia visited Girl Scout Headquarters in New York on September 4, 2014 to hand deliver (round one of) her petition after GSUSA canceled a meeting they previously offered her. There, she was restricted from entering the building and was met by a Girl Scout representative, who accepted over 35,000 of your signatures requesting GMO free cookies. Along with the petition, Alicia put a small package together for CEO Anna Chavez which included a letter from her, her sister, and one from her mom. She also included a book, DVD, brochures, coloring book, seeds, pins and more! Alicia also gave a short speech outside the building.
      #GMOfreeGSUSA

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    2. Alicia's on her way to New York to make the DELIVERY!

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer

      Tomorrow morning, Alicia will be flying to New York for a week. Mid-week she will be making a stop at Girl Scout Headquarters to deliver her petition! Thank you all for your support...we will keep you updated! #GMOfreeGSUSA

    3. Reached 35,000 signatures
    4. 30,000 SIGNATURES!!!

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer

      THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Together we've reached 30,000 signatures! Please help share this petition so we can reach 50,000 by August, when I'll be heading to New York to hand deliver OUR (because this is for all of us) petition! Thank you again!!!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVezzHN_L3Q&feature=youtu.be

      30,000 signatures!!!

      A HUGE thank you to everyone who's signed and share this petition asking Girl Scouts of the USA to make our cookies GMO free. We now have 30,000 signatures and counting. Alicia will be heading to New York this August to discuss GMOs and hand deliver her petition to GSUSA.

    5. Reached 30,000 signatures
    6. 25,000 signatures!!

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for the continued support! Together we've reached 25,000 signatures asking Girl Scouts of the USA to make our cookies GMO free! Let's keep the momentum going!!!
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    7. Reached 25,000 signatures
    8. We're fundraising to send Alicia to New York!

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer

      We're taking Alicia to New York to deliver her petition! We thank you for your support in signing her petition (almost to 25,000!!). We set up a GoFundMe account to help get Alicia there. Any little bit helps and is greatly appreciated! http://www.gofundme.com/acu3j8

      Alicia delivers petition to GSUSA

      Alicia started a petition over a year ago asking Girl Scouts of the USA to make our cookies GMO free. http://chn.ge/1eEhYlc With your help she has gathered over 23,000 signatures. This August, she will be hand delivering her petition to Girl Scout Headquarters in New York. She's saved up over $30...

    9. Alicia's going to New York to deliver her petition to Girl Scout Headquarte

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer

      Last year Alicia started a petition asking Girl Scouts of the USA to make our cookies GMO free. Over 23,000 of you signed the petition and now she's going to be hand delivering it to GSUSA Headquarters this August. Please take a minute to watch her video, sign her petition and make a donation. Thank you all for your continued support!

      Watch the video: http://bit.ly/1lw6su4

      Sign the petition: http://chn.ge/1eEhYlc

      Make a donation: http://www.gofundme.com/acu3j8

      Alicia's going to New York!

      Last year Alicia started a petition asking Girl Scouts of the USA to make our cookies GMO free. More than 23,000 of you signed her petition and now she's heading to New York to hand deliver it! Please help by sharing this video, signing the petition and making a donation to help get her to New York.

    10. GMO free coloring book!

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer

      Check out this 8 page kid friendly coloring book. It tells you about GMOs and how they are bad for our environment. Just print the 2 pages (front and back), cut in half and staple! http://gmofreegirlscoutcookies.wordpress.com/take-action/print-the-coloring-book/

      Print the coloring book

      Alicia wants everyone to know about GMOs and we're hoping this coloring book will help! With Alicia's ideas and rough drafts, her mom was able to put Alicia's vision in motion and created a small coloring book for children to help them understand what GMOs are.

    11. Survey: Let your voice be heard!

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer

      GSUSA is currently conducting a survey about the 2014 cookie season. It only take 2 minutes and you can let them know you didn't buy the cookies because of the GMOs! Please take the time to fill this out! https://girlscoutsusa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6J1rhEL2YRureLP

    12. The 2014 cookie season has ended...

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer

      Great news! "...The national Girl Scout cookie program saw a sales decline of about 4% from last year..." This is the change YOU are making. Can't wait for next season!!! Thank you all again!

    13. 20,000 signatures strong!

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer

      That's right we hit 20,000 signatures and we're celebrating with a new website! There's information about GMOs and a list of ingredients that might be GMO in the Girl Scout cookies. We also have tools for Girl Scouts and Troop Leaders should they choose not to sell cookies. For our supporters, we have a Take Action tab where you'll find all the related petitions, as well as other actions you can do to help make ta change. We even have recipes to make your own GMO free Girl Scout cookies! Hope you all like it! http://bit.ly/1fmkywr

      GMO FREE GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

      It's been almost a year and we have reached 20,000 signatures! Alicia has been working really hard spreading the word about GMOs in Girl Scout cookies and is thrilled to have reached this milestone. Thank you to everyone who has signed and shared this petition.

    14. Reached 20,000 signatures
    15. Alicia's GMO free cookbook is done!

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone for your support! In less than a week Girl Scout cookies go on sale in Orange County. Alicia has just finished her cookbook and she will be selling that instead of cookies this year. It has over 40 recipes made with organic, Non-GMO ingredients, are gluten free and there are lots of dairy free options as well. All the recipes are food that kids will love. You can visit her site here: http://rickyrosie.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/recipes-to-grow-recipes-to-get-organic-gardens-in-schools/ and click on the link to purchase either a print book or ebook. Thank you all again for your support!

      Recipes to Grow

      I spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my mom over the summer. We wanted to cook together more and keep the recipes to make for our family. Then, when my mom said to remind her to write down the recipes to save, I thought we could do a cookbook.

    16. While we wait for GSUSA...let's take it to the bakers!

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer

      GSUSA has declined to meet with Alicia to discuss options. Let's turn up the heat and take it to the bakers!!!

      Sign the petition asking Little Brownie Bakers to make GMO free Girl Scout cookies: http://www.change.org/petitions/little-brownie-bakers-please-make-girl-scout-cookies-without-gmos

      Sign the petition asking ABC Bakers to make GMO free Girl Scout cookies: http://www.change.org/petitions/abc-bakers-please-make-girl-scout-cookies-without-gmos

      Little Brownie Bakers: Please make Girl Scout cookies without GMOs

      Alicia is 7 years old and has been a Girl Scout for almost 3 years. Her mom is a Troop leader for Alicia's Brownie Troop and Alicia's sister's Daisy...

    17. Reached 17,500 signatures
    18. We have 15,000 signatures!!!

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer
      15,000 signatures....THANK YOU!

      With all of your support, Alicia's petition asking Girl Scouts to make GMO free cookies has reached 15,000 signatures! Thank you all for signing and sharing her petition. Alicia hopes we can reach 25,000 soon. Please continue to share her petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/girl-scouts-please-make-cookies-without-gmos

    19. Reached 15,000 signatures
    20. GMO free cookies? It CAN be done! Alicia's in the kitchen to show you how!

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer
      Alicia's Minty Melts

      Alicia make a healthier version of Girl Scout Cookie Thin MInts. You can sign her petition asking Girl Scouts of America to make cookies without GMOs here: http://www.change.org/petitions/girl-scouts-please-make-cookies-without-gmos You can also find out more about when here cookbook will be out here: rickyrosie.wordpress.com All proceeds from her cookbook will go towards getting Organic gardens in schools.

    21. We have 10,000 signatures!!!!!!

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer

      Here's a message for everyone who has supported me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylzYBrKLd8U

      Thank you! 10,000 signatures!

      5 months ago, Alicia started a petition asking Girl Scouts to make cookies without GMOs. Last night we got our 10,000th signature! We put this together to say THANK YOU for all the support. http://www.change.org/petitions/girl-scouts-please-make-cookies-without-gmos

    22. Reached 10,000 signatures
    23. Thank you!

      Alicia Serratos
      Petition Organizer

      We have 657 people that voted! Thank you to the moon and back.
      love Alicia

    24. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jennifer Wittenburg WATERTOWN, WI
      • about 15 hours ago

      I'm a registered girl scout adult with three registered girl scouts of my own & we need to be much more health conscious.

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    • Corinne Garrison HOLLY, MI
      • 2 days ago

      I would like to be able to support the girl scouts by buying cookies but I want themore healthy and without GMO. Gluten free too woukd be nice.

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    • Erica Farnham HOLDEN, MA
      • 5 days ago

      GMOs are bad, duh! my niece is in girl scouts and I would like it if her cookies were non GMO

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    • IRENE PEREZ WALNUT CREEK, CA
      • 6 days ago

      This is important to me because I strongly disagree with the use of GMO in our foods. I simply want the food that I purchase AND SUPPORT to be REAL, GMO, CHEMICAL, PESTICIDES FREE! IS THAT SO WRONG?

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    • lynda myers ANCHORAGE, AK
      • 8 days ago

      Everybody knows Gmo's should never be put in

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