Action Alert on GE-Tainted Vitamin C Tablets Sold in Health Food Stores

Action Alert on GE-Tainted Vitamin C Tablets Sold in Health Food Stores
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 [Revised 1/2001]

Subject: ACTION ALERT: Boycott Genetically Engineered Vitamin C - post

FACT: Almost all vitamin C sold in this country is now being derived from
Genetically Engineered (GE) Corn.

Soloray, Solgar, N.O.W., Schiff, Twin Labs, Country Life and Nature's Life
have all acknowledged, that they cannot confirm that the original source
that their Vitamin C is (all or partially) derived from, is not from
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN. This means that their product "may" contain
Vitamin C derived from GMO's. None of these companies
sell Vitamin C that is certified organic or labeled organic.

Let your local health food store and the vitamin companies know that
this is not acceptable to you. Call the vitamin companies listed below and let
them know you will be boycotting their Vit. C products and that you demand
that they source a non-GMO (genetically modified) form of ascorbic acid and
that you want it in writing that they can guarantee their Vit. C is not
from GE corn.

Soloray - 1 800 669-8877
Solgar - 1 800 645-2246
N.O.W.- 1 800 283-3500
Schiff - 1 800 374-8444
Twinlabs- 1 631 467-3140
Country Life- (unknown at this time)
Nature's Life- 1 800 854-6837
(or call your brand of Vit. C)


ADM (Archer Daniels Midland)
4666 E. Faires Parkway
Decatur, IL 62526
217-424-5200, fax217-362-3959
toll free 800-637-5843
ADM Corn Processing: 217/424-5200

BASF Corp.
3000 Continental Drive
Mt. Olive, NJ 07828
973-426-2600, fax 973-426-2610

EM Industries
7 Skyline Drive
Hawthorne, NY 10566
914-592-4660, fax 914-785-5815
toll free 800-364-4535

Inter-Cal Corp.
533 Madison Ave.
Prescott, AZ 86303
520-445-8063, fax 520-778-7986

K-W Pfannenschmidt
Hamburg, Germany

Kraft Chemical
1975 N. Hawthorne Ave.
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Phone:708/345-5200 800/345-5200

340 Kingsland Street
Nutley, New Jersey 07110
(973) 235-5000

10 Corporate Place S.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
732-981-8200, fax 732-981-8282
toll free 800-243-6564

Takeda Vitamin & Food USA
101 Takeda Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401
800-825-3328 910-762-8666
Fax: 800-825-0333 / 910-762-6846

This is a segment of the natural supplement industry that many of us have put
great faith in. Let them know how you feel and demand non-GMO derived
Vitamin C!

Originally prepared by Joseph Lemieux, owner: Total Health Organic Foods
Coop, Spring
Hill, FL and OCA Coordinator and revised by Debbie Ortman, National Field
Organizer, OCA)

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