Anti-food technology fanatics will descend on grocery stores in 170 cities today in a “National Day of Action targeting Kraft.” Activists will harass employees and customers at stores in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, and other cities in an effort to coerce Kraft to “remove genetically engineered ingredients from their products.” The usual gang of anti-biotech suspects — including Friends of the Earth, the Center for Food Safety (CFS), and Genetically Engineered Food Alert — are leading the protests.



While the director of the World Health Organization has said biotech products “may become major lifesavers,” the John Merck Fund-financed CFS ignores the facts. The group, also backed by the neo-Luddite bankrollers at the Foundation for Deep Ecology, is adamantly opposed to all biotech. As for GE Food Alert, a spokesman says of today’s rabble-rousing: “This campaign is really going to pressure Kraft to remove their genetically engineered ingredients.”