You might want to think twice about food shopping at Walmart before the next family barbecue. The store has admitted it will start selling genetically engineered sweet corn – the first such sweet corn to be widely available as a whole food on American supermarket shelves.
The sweet corn has been genetically engineered to withstand large amounts of Roundup weed-killer and also to express a pesticide, Bt toxin, within the corn itself. Yum, a little butter and salt with that?
In light of this information, what’s a consumer to do? How can we tell if the sweet corn on our barbecue is genetically engineered?
We can’t, until we get labeling.
That’s why we're calling on Walmart to voluntarily support labeling of genetically engineered foods in their retail stores. We're also encouraging everyone to help us pass California’s Prop 37, which will give consumers the right to know if our food has been genetically engineered – and the right to decide for ourselves whether to buy this food or not.
Election Day is just right around the corner: Join us today to restore our basic right to know what’s in our food.