Petition to Jane Philpott, McDonald's, Burger King España, Wendy's, Costco, Walmart, Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Loblaw, Sobeys
Fast Food & Food Retailers: Reject genetically modified (GM/GE) potatoes in Canada.
The Canadian government approved in March 2016, a genetically modified/genetically engineered (GM/GE/GMO) potato called "Innate" from the company Simplot. This potato could be grown in Canada this season and be in stores and restaurants by the fall. The (GM/GE/GMO) potato has its browning gene silenced and an amino acid modified. If ONE GENE is silenced, modified or changed, then the whole gene structure is altered, with unknown consequences. Yet developers rarely study these collateral effects and consumers are left in the dark about long term outcomes of eating GM/GE/GMO food. Food that is fabricated for ease of production and increase in sales rarely has human health in its equation. Just because it is approved does not mean there is commercial acceptance for this product. Please ask your restaurants and food retailers to reject this genetically modified/genetically engineered (GM/GE/GMO) non-browning potato as a sign of good faith to respect your health and well being.