Posted: 18 January 2013
The below emails were sent because of the article entitled: "'Smell Like Sunscreen': A Taste-Test Of New Mango Crèmes Girl Scout Cookies", which may be found at: http://bites.today.com/_news/2013/01/16/16548105-smell-like-sunscreen-a-taste-test-of-new-mango-crmes-girl-scout-cookies?lite
The person who sent the initial email desires to keep their name anonymous. As you will see from reading the emails, the article about the new cookies is misleading and NOT providing all of the information. Even in their email they mislead concerning the safety of GMOs.
The first email is the one that was sent to the Girl Scouts of America:
Do the new cookies contain any genetically modified ingredients or, nano particles?
Here is the response that was sent back:
Thank you for your message to Girl Scouts of the USA. Our bakers determine whether to use genetically modified agricultural crops (GMOs) in Girl Scout Cookies based on a range of market-related factors. There are some conventional ingredients, such as sugar, which are most prominently available in the United States as GMO. Our bakers are industry experts and have brought their experience and knowledge to the forefront on this topic, and they actively follow the science. For the time being, we feel confident in the safety of all the ingredients in Girl Scout Cookies, including GMO ingredients.
It's important to note that there is worldwide scientific support that there are no safety concerns with the currently commercialized ingredients derived from genetically modified agricultural crops (GMOs) on the market-the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the American Medical Association all share this assessment. In addition, in the future, GMOs may offer a way to help feed an ever-increasing world population. Thanks again for contacting Girl Scouts.
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