Mercola.com hopes to help restore GMO-ravaged milkweed, the only plant monarch butterflies use to lay their eggs
Hoffman Estates, IL (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 –To help endangered monarch butterflies, Mercola.com is giving away free packets of milkweed seeds for 3 days only with any purchase.
The monarch butterfly depends on the milkweed plant for breeding and food along its migratory path. Farmers have replaced many of these plants typically found in their fields with genetically engineered corn and soy. Then when they apply the glyphosate herbicide, it devastates the milkweed plants.
“Honey bees aren’t the only species being affected today by the GMO chemical, glyphosate,” Dr. Joseph Mercola, owner, said. “The monarch butterfly’s habitat and migratory path are being threatened, and a group of prominent scientists has recently called the situation ‘grim.’”
Every order placed during the Mercola 3-Day Seed Giveaway from May 19 through May 21 will receive a free packet of butterfly-friendly milkweed seeds. Readers will also have the opportunity to contribute to Mercola’s One Million Dollar Campaign to support continuing efforts around the country to fight for GMO labeling.
More information about the Milkweed Seed Giveaway can be found at: www.Mercola.com
About Dr. Mercola
Dr. Joseph Mercola is a New York Times best-selling author. He was voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post and has been featured in several national media outlets including Time magazine and the LA Times, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, the Today Show, and CBS’ Washington Unplugged.