Monsanto’s Halloween Tricks are NO treat: GMO Tricks and Treats
If we are to survive it will be because we learn to trust our neighbors again and go back to making those yummy goodies of grandma’s time. take a look at this sad i grew up on these and now no more. Not this kid. it’s organic non GMo or nothing.
Media kicked the tar out of that. They created fear of neighbors and fear of homemade food and handed Halloween over to the processed food companies. Entirely unreasonable fear of our own neighbors has made the companies a fortune.
Perhaps reasonable fear will change that now. Because almost all of the candy sold for Halloween is made from either high-fructose Monsanto’s GMO corn syrup or Monsanto’s GMO sugar, and Monsanto’s GMOs are not something any child should be eating.
But mothers and fathers are getting it that GMOs are not something to buy to hand out to local children, or not something to have one’s own child eat or bring home.
In California, people are very seriously working to get GMOs labeled (by voting YES on prop 37!) so people have a means to know if GMOs are in their food and can avoid them. They are asking: If GMO foods really are safe, why are these chemical companies shelling out so much money to make sure these GMO foods don’t get labeled?
American mothers’ can take a first step this Halloween toward turning our backs on GMOs and all the other health-damaging things the giant corporate food companies have done to our children and families, and even to our trust in each other. At a time when food corporations are spending billions in California to keep GMOs from being labeled and prevent us from knowing what is in our children’s food, it’s time to rethink who has really put dangerous things into Halloween candy and who we should fear.
In making treats for the neighborhood children, we reclaim the holiday with our own children as a family activity and holiday rather than a profit bonanza for corporate food giants selling toxic products they will not label. We protect our children and other children’s health, and we rebuild our community connections.
Halloween is supposed to be about neighborhood fun and mock scariness. Monsanto’s GMOs and Roundup are not fun. They are about toxins in children’s blood, severe birth defects, cancers, and illnesses of many kinds. Monsanto’s Agent Orange is still poisoning children in Vietnam decades after Monsanto had claimed it was safe. Monsanto products are the basic “sweetening” element in Halloween candy. That is truly scary.
Mothers and fathers, as they go door to door with their children in California, might carry a note to the other mothers and fathers, asking them to vote Yes on Prop 37, so we can know what is in our children’s food. That is a necessary step to get Monsanto out of it.