The local community here in Boulder and bloggers elsewhere have been in a tizzy over GMO sugarbeets lately after farmers applied for permission to plant "Roundup Ready" (GM sugarbeets) in Boulder County. Sure, Boulder is "10 square miles surrounded by reality" as we affectionally call it. But the disturbing fact is, as Tom Laskawy of Grist points out (as reported by the Boulder Daily Camera):
"Since it was approved a year ago, more than 90 percent of the nation's sugarbeet crop has been converted to Roundup Ready, according to a Boulder County staff report."
That's a unsettling trend—one that reminds me of high fructose corn syrup and all that lovely GM corn. The only way to know your sugar is free of GMOs? Buy organic sugar. In fact, why not just go all the way? Say no to ALL Monsanto GMOs: Choose organic.