Tricks or Treats?

Happy Halloween!

What’s the scariest thing in your trick-or-treat bag?

Vampires, zombies, horror movies and haunted houses: sure, they make for a good scare, largely because they aren’t real. But you may not think about one real scary thing that we’ll all see this Halloween… and it’s hiding in your trick-or-treat bag.

Take a guess: which of these treats has something frightful lurking inside?

An apple

A homemade cookie

A bag of candy corn English: Candy corn, specifically Brach's cand...

There have always been urban legends about the perils of Halloween treats, but this is no legend. It’s the real, ghoulish truth that you should know about. Want a real scare?

Genetically engineered food is hiding in your candy bowl! Genetically engineered (GE) foods are scary year-round, but they’re downright terrifying on Halloween.

Those tasty treats for the ghosts and ghouls in your neighborhood?

The spookiest thing about this is that we don’t know if they were made with GE ingredients or not! Most candy in the United States is made with high-fructose corn syrup, and in 2010, a frightening 86% of all corn grown in this country was genetically engineered. So there’s a good chance that your confection of choice was genetically engineered — but because GE foods aren’t required to be labeled, there’s no way to know. And you know what’s downright petrifying?

These Frankenfoods aren’t required to have adequate safety testing, either. Urge your elected officials to stop the tricks and require labeling for all genetically engineered treats this Halloween, and all year round!

find our more at: Food & Water Watch

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