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KRAFT NATIONAL CALL-IN ACTION ALERT ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS

 

THIS WEEK IN SACRAMENTO, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND THE BIOTECH  INDUSTRY WILL BE TRYING TO FORCE THE WORLD TO ACCEPT  GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GE) FOODS. . .

 

 KRAFT IS USING THEM NOW.

 

 CALL KRAFT ON IT.

 

MAKE A FREE PHONE CALL TO KRAFT TODAY AND DEMAND THAT THE COMPANY REMOVE GE INGREDIENTS FROM ITS PRODUCTS.

 

Call Kraft CEO Betsy Holden at Kraft Foods Headquarters from June 18 to

June 25 at 1-888-560-4625.

 

 Please ask Kraft to:

 -Stop using genetically engineered ingredients in its products

 -Pledge not to use genetically engineered wheat if it is brought to market, and

 -Live up to its promises of doing more to ensure a safe food supply.

 

 This call will support an ongoing nationwide grassroots campaign demanding  that the largest food-company in the United States stop using potentially  hazardous GE ingredients in its products. Engineered foods like soy and corn are currently in 70 percent of food on US supermarket shelves but aren't adequately tested for safety or labeled, taking away our right to know what we are eating.

 

 Your call to Kraft will also be in solidarity with the grassroots mobilization in

Sacramento, Calif., where people from around the world will be saying NO to GE food and the corporate take-over of our food and environment during the US-sponsored WTO preparatory meeting.

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 BACKGROUND

On May 14, after many years of threats, the United States filed a World

Trade Organization (WTO) challenge against Europe for their policy on GE foods.

This is an attempt to force-feed European consumers genetically engineered

food, despite the fact that European consumers have soundly rejected these foods  because of the risks they pose to human health and the environment. This dispute is likely to be resolved by an unelected panel of WTO trade bureaucrats.

 

The WTO challenge of Europe's democratically created policy is just the

First step. From June 20-25 in Sacramento, trade ministers from around the world will attend a U.S.-sponsored meeting designed to promote the biotech/industrial  agriculture agenda globally in preparation for this fall's WTO ministerial meeting  in Cancún, Mexico.

 

These latest developments in the global kitchen have made our work more important than ever. Continuing to put pressure on U.S. food companies, especially Kraft, helps send a strong message to the rest of the world. We

have to push back and show our government and the largest U.S. food company

that we DON'T want genetically engineered ingredients in our food--acting in solidarity with the millions of farmers and activists around the globe who

are  saying NO to this risky technology and YES to sustainable food.

 

KRAFT CAMPAIGN PROGRESS

After a year of thousands of calls and letters, more than 600 demonstrations around the United States and Canada and most recently a successful action

on Earth Day at Kraft's Annual Shareholder Meeting, we are making progress on this campaign and are in dialogue with the company. However, Kraft has not done the right thing for our health and the environment, and we have to keep up the pressure.

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Please call CEO Betsy Holden at 888-560-4625 between June 18 and 25.

 

THANK YOU FOR TAKING A STAND FOR SAFER FOOD!

 

Please pass this alert on to friends and family. The more calls we make to

Kraft, the more they will have to listen!

 

For more information, go to www.krafty.org

 

For more information on the Sacramento mobilization event visit
http://
www.sacmobilization.org/.

This toll-free call-in has been made possible by Earth-Tones, the

Environmental phone company: www.earthtones.com