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KentuckyWoman
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Ok, so I'm still in the early learning stages of all of the controversy surrounding GMO foods.

Thanks to LymeNet I'm even AWARE of this horror.

So, I confess, I am a lifelong consumer of many Frito-Lay products specifically the Orginal Corn Chips. They are labeled as simple as it gets.
"No artificial flavors"
"No preservatives"
"No MSG"

So, think I'm eating healthy... UNTILLLL This Monsanto nightmare is exposed.

So, I called the 800# conveniently placed on the bag and easily located and seen...

I talked to a "Sharone" She was very kind and appreciative of my feedback.

My Q was... duh.. do My Fritos that I've love all these years have GMO corn in them?

Answer slightly vague but still very kind. "To ensure to NOT get GMO corn in my Frito-Lay Products, she recommended their "Simply Natural" Line of products which include Tostitos (for my mentioned taco salad recipe) But they do not have the original corn chips in that GMO-free line of products"... YET.. [Smile]

She admitted the company is well aware of the GMO issues. [Frown]

Soooooo... IFFF anybody wants to join my cause.
My request of Sharone was to encourage Frito Lay to LEAD the industry in the refusal of GMO corn products and to heavily advertise they are staying healthy. Put my Orginal Fritos into the GMO Free line of products.

It is this poster's opinion that causes like this in the laws of supply and demand start small. More ppl started requesting "lowfat" products about 15 years ago and now they are as common and equally priced as regular, when at first, you had to pay 2X for a lowfat product. [bow]

I'd tried the Facebook route a few weeks ago about the GMO question, but got no feedback or response.

If you are game for a "vote" the number is

1-800-352-4477.

I didn't have to wait long for an answer and got a PERSON, not an automated spiderweb.. which I just now realize I forgot to thank her for that.

Now I have to go and make another small tweak in my pantry arsenal. [lick]

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Lymetoo
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Back in the minute!!

Monsanto

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/3/31802?#000000

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Keebler
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Most chips of any kind can really hurt our blood vessels when heated in old, hot oils like they use (and the oils are GMO, too) but even worse in that

when oil gets so hot as to fry a chip it changes chemically. Those chemical changes can also destroy the lining to our blood vessels.

Even nuts can do that if bought toasted / roasted as the oil gets too old very fast. Nuts should be bought raw and then toasted at home, just before eating.

I'm so glad I found this fresh, delicious alternative that follows healthful manufacturing standards:


http://www.marysgonecrackers.com/your-products/crackers

MARY'S GONE CRACKERS

The entire Mary's Gone Crackers' line is manufactured in the USA in our dedicated organic, gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, dairy-free facility to ensure there is no cross-contamination.
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Keebler
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Just because a food product is labeled as "MSG free" does not mean it is so. They often just call it something else.

And they may say no "artificial" flavors and call them "natural" flavors but, see the 60 Minues report to see just how NOT natural these can be, too.

How to determine? Some clues here:

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=029690;p=0

Excitotoxins; MSG; Aspartame; & "Natural" Flavors;

GMO foods that destroy the GI Tract; Gluten; Dairy.
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If we don't stop Monsanto soon, it will be too late. They are also ruining our bees. They have a plan to kill off the bees and then use bio-engineered bees.

(remember when huge populations of bees were dying?)

Here are some sites you can "friend" or "like" on Facebook... then you can "share" their charts and graphics with your friends:

Heirloom Girl

Label GMOs Hollywood

GreenMedInfo.com

Organic Consumers Association

Baker Heirloom Seed Company

A website for information:

www.nongmoproject.org

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I'll try calling Frito-Lay tomorrow. My cousin used to work for them as an accountant.

60% of corn crops are GMO .. we have to stop this nonsense soon, but Congress just granted Monsanto a "pass" and has protected them from any damages caused by their products.

Call your Senators and Congressmen!!

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Today's news in St. Louis: Monsanto announces a HUGE, HUGE expansion.
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Yes, Monsanto is evil and they're out to poison us all. Makes me sick.

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Chilling as they are not at all helping good farmers - just more ways to destroy them. Their "tools" are handcuffs on the farmers.

. . . "This gives our researchers what they need to get farmers the tools they need . . . ."


http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/monsanto-plans-big-expansion-in-chesterfield/article_561d890f-5f36-5914-af44-1555a5fac37a.html

Monsanto plans big expansion in Chesterfield (part of the metro area near St. Louis, MO) - April 23, 2013

Excerpt:

CHICAGO * In one of the biggest corporate expansions the St. Louis region has seen in years, Monsanto said Tuesday that it would add 675 jobs and invest more than $400 million at its research facility in Chesterfield.

. . . "This gives our researchers what they need to get farmers the tools they need . . ."


. . . The company will also draw sizable state and local incentives for the expansion.
Monsanto will be eligible for $22 million in Missouri Quality Jobs tax credits if it creates all 675 promised jobs,

and the Missouri Development Finance Board is considering a request for $9.5 million in Build Missouri bonds.

St. Louis County plans to offer about $22 million in tax breaks, said County Executive Charlie Dooley, who also traveled to Chicago for the announcement. . . .

. . . ``This is 675 new scientists. The best and the brightest,'' he said. ``It's a huge win for the region.'' . . .

. . . Monsanto has also stressed growth in new parts of the world, particularly in Brazil and Argentina, as well as in Eastern Europe. The company is preparing to launch a new glyphosate-tolerant bean in Brazil -- the first product developed specifically for an international market.

[No author listed above.] Georgina Gustin of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report.
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$22 million in tax breaks for scientists - hired by a CHEMICAL COMPANY (this is not a farmers' organization by any means) - to do more to manipulate food and destroy farmers. It's a 3-step waltz:

1. We support them by buying their products.

2. We vote in politicians to give them tax money, which in turn actually destroys farmers and our health.

3. And, then, we can build more medical centers that do a crappy job at actually addressing the causes of diseases that can often be prevented (or at least helped) with real nutrition -- without all the chemicals and manipulation.


Wouldn't it be nice to see the actual farmers supported directly?

We can, though, when we scout out our area farmers who are trying to hold their heads high to be organic - or at least avoid the worst of the chemicals. When we frequent all our area's Farmers' Markets as our usual mode of shopping, Community Farming Coops, etc.
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Remember when the government turned its back on the family farmers?? They were all going under and the only person helping them was Willie Nelson??

He still does his Farm-Aid concerts. But it's too little too late. The government wanted them to die out.

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You ain't seen nothing yet. Yeah, you ain't seen nothing yet!!!!! Just wait for 2014.

Their next mass destruction.

Good post Kentuckywoman and info. Great, just what we need is 675 scientists creating for corp food(poison)supply.

No wonder Farmer's markets are popping up all over city parking lots. Lord, give us a great growing season across this nation.

Pam

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KentuckyWoman
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Thank you all. This is great info. I have my studying ahead for sure.

Just gotta wait til I'm "clearer." Then my plan is to attack... that is ... if I don't forget... grrrr.. this lyme...

Hugs to all

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Monsanto is building a production plant and warehouse in 2 cities very close to wear I live. I"m very disappointed. All these people are seeing is $$$$

In one of the cities Monsanto will receive a 95% tax abatement on the total assessed value of the property for 5 years.

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