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Dear Chefs, Musicians, and Patrons:
We are the Mohawk Militia and we seek to educate consumers by creating awareness about the dangers of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), and to persuade the U.S. Government to enact legislation that requires labeling of all products containing GMOs. We also are passionate about the importance of having fresh, clean, non processed food readily available to every child and citizen in the U.S.
What are GMOs?
GMOs, also known as transgenic organisms or (GE) genetically engineered, are the result of a laboratory process where genes are taken from one species and inserted into another. This is done in an attempt to obtain a desired trait or characteristic, such as resistance to pests, herbicides, or harsh environmental conditions. Some of the companies who manufacture GMOs are Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow Agrosciences, Bayer, and Pioneer (DuPont).
Why should you care about GMOs?
In spite of their purported benefits to agriculture and humanity, there is a large and growing body of scientific evidence indicating that GMOs are not what they’re cracked up to be. Recent evidence suggests that GMOs can be toxic, allergenic or less nutritious than their natural counterparts, do not increase crop yield potential, do not reduce pesticide use but increase it, can harm soil quality, disrupt ecosystems, and reduce biodiversity, and are not adequately regulated to ensure safety. Agricultural crops that may contain GMOs: alfalfa, canola, corn, cotton, papaya, soy, sugar beets, zucchini and yellow summer squash Animal products that may be exposed to GMOs: milk, meat, eggs and honey.
The Mohawk Militia has designed a wearable patch that represents our cause. This awesome patch is only $9.99 and is the perfect addition to a chef’s jacket! If you believe that you are responsible and accountable for what you serve to your guests then support the Mohawk Militia by purchasing and proudly wearing our patch.
Chefs are also encouraged to place educational information on their restaurant’s website about GMOs and utilize products that are GMO-free. A list of verified non-GMO products can also be found at http://www.nongmoproject.org/find-non-gmo/search-participating-products/.
Teaming up with the North Texas Food Bank, all proceeds generated from sales of Mohawk Militia patches and stickers will go to purchasing fresh food from local farmers in feeding inner city folks who don’t have access to supermarkets.
REMEMBER, “VOTE WITH YOUR FORK, & VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLAR!”
Chef & Head Mohawk Militiaman