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Alicia’s Request to Remove GMOs from Girl Scout Cookies

 

One Tough Cookie with a Cause

(VIDEO)

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

Watch out when kids take up a cause.  They can have more political pull than 1,000 cynics.

This time, girls are getting in on the opposition to genetically modified foods by demanding their organizations only sell organic– or at the very least, GMO-free– cookies.

7-year-old Alicia Serratos of Orange County, California, is an active member of the Girl Scouts and the  lone voice of the ‘Oh No GMOs’ movement.

In February of this year, the young girl started a petition with her Mom’s help to get Girl Scouts of the USA to sell GMO-free cookies.  So far she’s gathered over 10,000 signatures towards her goal of 100,000 and hopes to travel to New York to hand deliver it.

Most of all, though, Alicia wants GMO-free cookies.

Alicia  has made a small score of YouTube videos under her “Two Parts Sugar” label, has given a TED Talks presentation, and stays active in the community while keeping the Girl Scout pledge close to her heart. 

She recently had this to say:

“I love hearts.  I like to sew.  I like art.  I love love love to dance and sing.  

When I grow up I am going to be a cupcake baker and I’m going to make cupcakes without GMOS, a little bit of sugar, organic and no food coloring.”

Her mother, Monica Serratos, added:

After discussing the things that go into our food and looking at the ingredients in Girl Scout cookies, Alicia decided she wanted the GMOs gone!

We started by writing a letter, then, I remembered about Change.org.  I explained to her what it was and she was all for it.

And we put this little video together to help spread awareness and to say THANK YOU for all the support. 

 

Alicia  should certainly be getting a leadership badge from her local troop leader.  Maybe she can talk to Honey Boo Boo, who also has some serious clout selling Girl Scout cookies.

You can sign Alicia’s petition here http://www.change.org/petitions/girl-scouts-please-make-cookies-without-gmos

 

 

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3 Responses to “Alicia’s Request to Remove GMOs from Girl Scout Cookies”

  1. Truth says:

    Another kid who has been brainwashed by their left-wing wacko parent… what a great story.

    • Laura Roberson says:

      I think that these parents who do not like something should do their own petitions instead of acting like their children wake up with these random genius ideas. GMOs might be bad, but the 7 year old didn’t decide that, her mommy did.

    • skippy says:

      The times and marketplace are changing.

      If you caught the news today, General Mills, the largest cereal manufacturer, has announced that the original Cheerios will now be made GMO-free. The marketplace and consumers are demanding it. I doubt the execs are as left-wing wacko brainwashed as much as they are profit driven for consumers and shareholders desires.

      Just a thought.

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