In what they called “another civic service,” members of the fanatical anti-food technology group Northeast RAGE descended on a grocery store in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on October 30 and vandalized products by affixing stickers to merchandise. The stickers used common “poison” and “biohazard” images to smear cereal, potato chips, soup and other products. When police were called, the vandals ran off, except for one lagger who was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and trespassing.
The incident was part of a “National Day of Labeling Action,” and the tactics came straight from an Internet “how-to” sheet on labeling and customer harassment. This all came just weeks after the Environmental Protection Agency declared genetically improved corn safe, and the European Union declared genetically improved food products as “even safer than conventional plants and foods.”