Girl Guides Scout Started Campaign to Remove GMO Ingredients from Cookies

Wausau News

A Victoria Girl Guide is refusing to sell any Girl Guide cookies.

Nine-year-old Maya Fischer and her mother Linda Cirella believe the cookies may be unhealthy and unsafe because they contain Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) ingredients.

Those ingredients are corn starch, sugar and canola oil, Linda told Global News. “That might seem very surprising because there’s no GMO label on the cookies,” she said.

The mother and daughter started a petition back in June, which now has more than 15,000 signatures, and they are continuing to raise awareness about the issue as another season of selling the cookies gets underway.

“Girl guides teaches girls about healthy living, respect for the environment and taking action for a better world,” said Maya and Linda on the petition. “We’re concerned because there have been no long-term studies showing that it is safe for people to eat or grow GMO foods.”

Global News has reached out to the…

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