Thursday, March 22, 2012


Occupy the EPA!

What is the EPA doing to protect us from Monsanto?
Nothing. But, here's what they should be doing:
Monsanto's unlabeled genetically engineered foods are so pervasive in North American that babies are born with Monsanto's engineered genes coursing through their veins! Is this dangerous? Dangerous enough for France and other countries to ban gene-altered crops that scientists have found can kill human cells!
But the fact that a food is genetically engineered isn't the only thing that makes it dangerous. The other danger is what the crop was genetically engineered to do. What do Monsanto's Frankencrops do best? Drive up pesticide sales!
Despite their propaganda claims of being a "Life Sciences" company, Monsanto is a chemical and seed corporation. Despite their false promises about feeding the world and helping farmers grow more with less, the truth is that the only thing Monsanto has really accomplished through genetically engineering is to make farmers buy more pesticides, and drive up the price of patented seeds; meanwhile dumping billions of pounds of climate-destabilizing, water-polluting nitrate fertilizers on nutrient-depleted soils.
If Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) didn't increase pesticide use, and help them monopolize seed distribution, Monsanto and other chemical/biotech companies like Dow, Dupont, Bayer and Syngenta, wouldn't be pushing them.
If the Environmental Protection Agency ever got serious about protecting us and the environment from agri-toxic chemicals, the pesticides that these companies sell would be illegal. While the harms of GMOs are only beginning to be understood, the dangers associated with the herbicides and pesticides are well known.
Take Action! Tell the E.P.A.:
Ban Monsanto's RoundUp (Glyphosate)! Experts Say It's Worse than DDT!
Ban Dow's 2,4-D! Why Does the EPA Still Allow Dioxin-Tainted Pesticides?
Save the Bees! Ban Bayer's Insecticide Imidacloprid!
Ban Monsanto's GMO Insecticide-Producing Crops! Join 22 Scientists Who Ask the EPA to Act With "Urgency"
If you're close to Washington, DC, join OCA Political Director Alexis Baden-Mayer at the Occupy EPA protest on Friday, March 30
Reports from Last Week's Shut Down Monsanto Actions
Thousands of activists turned out across the world to Shut Down Monsanto!
More Details Here


Help Us Reach Our Goal Before March 27!

We've passed the halfway mark in our special fundraising campaign to label GMOs, and we are still far short of our goal.
Please help us raise $150,000 by March 27 to help get the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act on the ballot and pass it in November.
If you've already contributed, thank you! If not, can you pitch in today? Every dollar you donate will help pay for signature gatherers, attorneys, media experts to get this law in front of the voters, pass it, and ultimately force GMO labeling nationally.
Study after study indicates that GMOs are bad for our health, bad for the environment.
This is the seminal battle for the right to know what's in our food - and we are up against the deep pockets of Big Biotech and Big Food. Every dollar counts. Thank you!
For more on this campaign, read this letter from Ronnie Cummins, the Director of the Organic Consumers Association and theOrganic Consumers Fund.
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Ronnie Cummins Exposes Big Biotech's Shameless Attempt to Brainwash Kids

The claims made in a science activity book designed for schoolchildren are laughable - but they're being passed off as "science education."
Read Ronnie's latest article in AlterNet: "Outrageous Lies Monsanto and Friends Are Trying to Pass off to Kids as Science."

Update: The Campaign to Label GMOs

One month left to collect the more than 500,000 qualifying signatures needed to get our right to know about GMOs on the California ballot this November!
The Connecticut bill for GMO labels is getting a lot of press attention, most of it supportive, but an unlikely opponent of consumers' right to know has taken up Monsanto's talking points. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, founder of Food Day and proponent of the Food Safety Modernization Act, has taken a public stance against mandatory GMO labels! Set the record straight!
Read & Comment
We have great news! Thanks to the vocal support from Vermonters all over the State, the Vermont House Agriculture Committee has been granted more time to consider the VT Right to Know Genetically Modified Food Act (H.722). The Committee heard two long and intense days of compelling testimony last Thursday and Friday, and will be doing more work on the bill this week. The Committee is then expected to take a vote on the bill within the next two weeks. There are many hurdles still to get over, but the bill continues to gain supporters within the State House. For more information on the campaign, or to make a donation in support of the efforts to label genetically engineered foods in Vermont visit here.

Hunger Strike Against Monsanto

David Kuhlmann hasn't eaten anything containing Monsanto's genetically engineered glyphosate-resistant crops since the beginning of March. In fact, he hasn't eaten anything. He's launched a hunger strike with the goal of banning Monsanto's RoundUp herbicide and "RoundUp Ready" GMO crops.
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Little Bytes: Top Stories of the Week

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1 comment:

  1. Just donated... David is an inspiration. Thank you for all that you do!