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"I once found a kernel of corn in the middle of a deep wood by Walden, tucked in behind a lichen on a pine, about as high as my head, either by a crow or a squirrel. It was a mile at least from any corn-field."
Henry D. Thoreau, Journal, November 19, 1850


Rural and urban activists throughout the Americas are calling on grain exporters, the biotech industry, and the US and Canadian governments to stop dumping untested and unlabeled genetically engineered corn on Mexico and other nations, where irreplaceable corn varieties are being damaged by "genetic pollution."In Mexico researchers have detected widespread contamination of traditional varieties of corn, caused by surreptitious imports of genetically engineered corn into Mexico by grain export giants such as Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill

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Campaign activists are also demanding that corporations and governments heed the concerns of consumers, North and South, and remove genetically engineered corn and other foods and crops from the market, unless they can be proven to be safe for human health and the environment. Recently hundreds of US consumers have reported allergic reactions to the FDA after eating Kraft and other brand name products likely containing genetically engineered corn.

On April 10-17, 2002 activists in North and South America dumped corn and organized picket lines, protests, and press conferences. Key demands include: (1) Stop dumping Genetically Engineered corn on Mexico and other centers of biodiversity; (2) Stop dumping GE corn on consumers; and (3) guarantee a fair price to all corn producers, North and South.

Farmers, consumers, and concerned scientists are protesting at US Embassies, Mexican Consulate offices, grain ports, corporate offices (Kraft, Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, Monsanto) as well as major grain trade centers, including the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade, and the Winnipeg(Canada) Commodities Exchange.

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