Moms Across America Appeal to Monsanto by Publishing an Open Letter and Coordinating Nationwide Events on July 4, 2013

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Moms Across America are publishing an open letter to Hugh Grant, Monsanto Board Members, and Staff regarding the hazards of GMOs and increased pesticide use. (1) Release features quote from Zen Honeycutt, co-founder of MAA, recently interviewed by CNN.

Moms Across America unite in raising GMO awareness with an open letter to Monsanto and a full range of events planned throughout the United States on July 4, 2013.

Moms Across America unite in raising GMO awareness with an open letter to Monsanto and a full range of events planned throughout the United States on July 4, 2013.

Moms Across America are finding that our kids get better when they get off GMOs. This letter is to inform Monsanto of the impact of their product on America's children.

- Zen Honeycutt

Moms Across America are gathering around the country to spread awareness of GMOs because they have seen the health of their children improve when they remove genetically modified, or GM foods, from their children's diets. These peaceful demonstrations are being conducted throughout America because they believe every U.S. citizen has a right to know if GMO ingredients are used in the foods they choose to feed their families.

•Many mothers have reported that their children fare worse health-wise than children from other countries. The notable difference is that 80% of this nation's food contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). (2)

•Today 1 out of 3 American children are overweight or obese since GMOs have been introduced. (3)

•1 out of 3 American children now have allergies, autism/ADHD, asthma, or auto-immune disorders. (4)

•These Moms see firsthand that when they take their children off GMOs, and feed them organic food, their symptoms either disappear or dramatically improve.

Today, many people know a child affected by food allergies, asthma, or autism. Moms Across America sees that the future and potential of an entire generation of children is being stolen from them because of the impact to their health from GMOs. This is why the MAA group is publishing an open letter to Monsanto, the leading agricultural and chemical corporation in the United States. Historically, such a letter has never been issued by Moms to any corporation in the world, to date.

This growing group of mothers question the intentions of biotechnology corporations like Monsanto. Despite continued rhetoric that GMO technology intends to feed the world, countries have continually rejected GM foods. (5) MAA understands the intention to put insecticides into the food our nation eats was to reduce the quantity of insecticides sprayed on the food consumed.

This group of Moms asks Monsanto to acknowledge that, despite this intention, pesticide use has in fact increased and so have the health problems within our children and country. This open letter states that, "Moms Across America know this industry wants to help the world. These Moms ask Monsanto to have the courage to acknowledge that GM practices and Roundup® are hurting the world. Moms have seen the recent and new scientific studies on the impact of GMOs and Glyphosate - and have witnessed the results firsthand in their children. It takes a big person to make a global company. It takes an even bigger person to admit things aren't working the way one intended and change course. Moms Across America ask Monsanto to stop and consider their plea."

The automotive industry issues a recall when their product is suspected of causing harm. In their letter, MAA asks Monsanto to recall Roundup® and cease GMO seed production until the consumption and long-term use of such products are proven safe - preferably by independent, unbiased parties.

MAA would be proud if this corporation put the health of the nation first and stopped selling GMO seeds and spraying Glyphosate (Roundup®) and other harsher pesticides. View their open letter by visiting their blog and join them by attending a local event on July 4th, 2013. Visit their website at for more information and complete details on planned parades, marches, and other gatherings.

1 Journal of Food & Chemical Toxicology, June 2013, Thongprakaisang S, Thiantanawat A, Rangkadilok N, Surivo T, Satavavivad J, Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors, (; Entropy, April 2013, Samsel A, Seneff S, Glyphosate's suppression of cytochrome P450 enzymes and amino acid biosynthesis by the gut microbiome: Pathways to modern diseases; Sharma R, Damgaard D, Alexander TW, et al. Detection of transgenic and endogenous plant DNA in digesta and tissues of GMO Myths and Truths 63 sheep and pigs fed Roundup Ready canola meal. J Agric Food Chem. 2006; 54(5): 1699–1709; Séralini, G-E., Clair, E., Mesnage, R., Gress, S., Defarge, N., Malatesta, M., Hennequin, D. & de Vendômois, J.S. (2012). Long term toxicity of a roundup herbicide and a roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 50:4221-4231; Journal of Organic Systems, June 2013, Carman J, Vlieger H, Steeg L, Sneller V, Robinson G, Clinch-Jones C, Haynes J, Edwards J, et al. A long-term toxicological study on pigs fed combined genetically modified (GM) soy and GM maize diet; Earth Open Source, June 2012, Antoniou M, Robinson C, Fagan J, GMO Myths and Truths.

2, Robyn O'Brien, "Patriotism on a Plate," Jeffrey M. Smith, "Genetic Roulette."




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