More on “Even Squirrels know organic…”

This is from my friend, Ocean Robbins:

Paul Fonder was curious to see what kind of corn squirrels would favor.

Last fall, Fonder conducted an experiment in his South Dakota backyard. He built a squirrel feeder and put genetically modified corn fresh from a neighbor’s field on one post and one-year-old organic corn on the other.

“You would expect squirrels to prefer fresh corn over corn that’s a year old,” said Fonder. But that’s not what happened.

Here’s a simple picture that tells the story.

Fonder repeated the experiment five times, using different varieties of organic and GM corn.  Each time, he got the same results.

Do you think that it’s possible the squirrels might be on to something here?

If you want to see GMOs labeled in the United States, like they are in the picture, then here’s some good news.  Labeling efforts are underway in 26 states, and in November voters in the state of Washington will have the opportunity to make their state the first in the nation to mandate labeling without condition.

Public interest lawyer and Food Revolution Summit speaker Michele Simon has written a new post with an update on important developments in Washington’s Initiative 522, and how you can help.

Check out her important article here.

Yours for a healthy way of life,

Ocean Robbins


Ben King

Hello Arran
I’m the son of Bruce King from New Zealand. He has unfortunately since passed away but I am on a short visit to Vancouver and I was hoping to be able to get in touch with you to hear some details about your travels back in 1969. It would be a pleasure to meet you.
I hope to hear from you!

Arran Stephens

Ben, it was a pleasure to speak with you today, and I hope our paths cross again in future. Your dad was a very good friend of mine and we had some wonderful experiences in India in 1968 and 1969. I’m glad to learn you are involved in developing equipment and processes to save the lives of those needing various transplants, and that you are committed to saving the environment! Happy journeys to you and your friend as you bike your way from Victoria to California!