Thursday, March 28, 2013

Join the Mohawk Militia today to get all GMO products LABELED by our Government!!

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.
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, 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. {Volume discounts are available for large orders.} 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 be found at
Proceeds generated from sales of Mohawk Militia patches go directly to “Pro Pro”, a Dallas-based organization who seeks to educate the public about the dangers of GMO's and who supports legislation requiring the U.S. Government to label products that contain GMOs. REMEMBER, "VOTE WITH YOUR FORK, & VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLAR!"
Patrick Stark
Executive Chef, Sundown at the Granada & Head Mohawk Militiaman