Tell Frito-Lay to Stop Endangering Consumer Health

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Target: Thomas R. Greco, CEO of Frito-Lay

Goal: Demand Frito-Lay stop using chemical-producing, genetically-modified ingredients in their Sun Chips.

It has recently been proven that Frito-Lay’s Sun Chips contain a deadly pesticide that leads to hormone disruption and kidney failure. This chemical is a weed killer produced by the genetically modified ingredients used to make the chips, despite the package claiming they are made with “whole corn.”

For years, Sun Chips have been touted as the healthy alternative to other chips and snacks, claiming that because they are made with whole grains they must be better for consumers than potato chips or pretzels. However, in addition to an alarmingly high fat and sodium content, recent tests have shown that Sun Chips are made from one-hundred percent genetically modified ingredients. The chemical found in the corn especially has been linked to cases of hormone disruption and kidney failure in consumers.

GMOs are one of several ways companies try to manipulate nature in order to upgrade the size and quantity of their products. What started out as a scientific endeavor to test new ways of growing vegetables or changing the way they grew has turned into a dangerous blight on our food products. Along with factory farms and their constant pumping of livestock with chemicals, GMOs are possibly the most harmful thing to consumers and our environment.

Frito-Lay has not been giving us the whole truth. Sun Chips are not only just as unhealthy as their other snacks, they are dangerous as well. It is time for this company to start practicing truth in advertising by stopping its use of genetically manipulated corn and other ingredients. It is time for it to switch to fresh corn and grains, and to stop pumping its food with chemicals. Sign this petition to demand Frito-Lay show more concern for consumer health.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Greco,

It has recently been discovered that your Sun Chips are made with dangerous chemicals that are responsible for many cases of kidney failure and hormone disruption. The ingredients used to make these chips are 100 percent genetically modified and cannot be considered fresh or healthy, especially the corn. Your advertising treats them as the healthy alternative to other snacks, but not only are they alarmingly high in fat and sodium, they are also filled with chemicals.

Please stop using GMOs in your products. GMOs are dangerous and responsible for the production of harmful chemicals; it is not fair to your consumer base to call your product healthy when it is actually one of the most dangerous foods currently on the market. Switch to organically-grown whole corn and grains if you truly want to consider Sun Chips a healthy alternative.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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3 Comments

  1. sandra mason says:

    I have been boycotting all of frito-lay’s products since the super bowl commercial of 2012.. where they showed neighborhood cats being killed and buried for doritoes. four years I have not bought a single one of their products. in fact, we had a party with snacks from other companies with little place cards at each one explaining which brand it is and why. we got a lot of people to join our boycott.

  2. Cynthia Mattera says:

    Shame on you Frito Lay!!! Get rid of the GMO’s in your products!!!

  3. i dont remember having kidney failure except utis though.

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