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March Against Monsanto, May 23, 2015

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Below is the News Advisory for the Washington, DC March Against Monsanto.
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May 22, 2015

CONTACT: Adam Eidinger 202-744-2671


Marchers in over 400 Cities Demand Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods and the Reduction of Carcinogenic Chemicals Used in Industrial Agriculture

WASHINGTON, DC – On May 23, 2015, for the third year in a row, hundreds of thousands of concerned individuals will gather across 38 countries and 428 cities to join in peaceful protest against the Monsanto Company as a part of the March Against Monsanto grassroots campaign. This movement seeks to raise awareness to the dangers surrounding Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds and cancer-linked herbicide Roundup.

The campaign comes as the demand for GMO labeling and non-GMO food alternatives continues its exponential climb, with states like Vermont enacting mandatory GM labeling legislation that will require food corporations to let consumers know if their products contain GM ingredients.

In polls conducted by the New York Times, Washington Post, Consumer Reports, and many others, over 90% of respondents were in support of national GMO labeling – an initiative that has been defeated time and time again at the state level thanks to heavy spending by Monsanto-backed lobbying groups.

Highlighting the concern over Monsanto’s products is the latest report from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, which listed the primary chemical in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup, glyphosate, as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” This finding has drawn many researchers and health experts to stand behind the goals of March Against Monsanto.

WHO: Concerned consumers, students, and gardeners, members of DC March Against Monsanto, GMO Free DC, Occupy Monsanto, and the Organic Consumers Association.
WHAT: The Washington, DC March Against Monsanto
WHERE: Lafayette Park, north of the White House to Monsanto’s Washington, DC offices.
WHEN: Saturday, May 23. Marchers will gather at noon and march at 1pm

The complete list of this weekend’s Marches Against Monsanto taking place around the world can be viewed at

“We are marching because we’re tired of being ignored by the White House, FDA, and the USDA,“ says Gene Etic, an organizer with Occupy Monsanto. The White House has failed to respond to multiple GMO labeling petitions and has gone so far as appointing former Monsanto employees to positions of power in the FDA. Officially, the FDA does not believe there is any material difference between patented GMO plants and their non-GMO counterparts, but marchers believe that patented plants deserve a label in order to fully inform consumers of the novel technology.

“We already label foods that are irradiated, a process that everyone agrees is safe, so if GMO ingredients are also safe, why not label them as well?” asks Natalie Freeds, an organizer with DC March Against Monsanto. “I want this basic information so I can choose which foods to feed my children.” In fact, over 64 countries around the world either ban GE foods or require them to be properly labeled, including Russia, China, and the European Union.

Marchers will also be taking a stand against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade agreement that will prevent GMO labeling in America and force Monsanto’s patented products on to countries that wish to be GMO-free.

There are two GMO labeling federal bills currently in Congress called the “Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act,” which would require the mandatory labeling of GMOs sold in America. The House version, H.R. 913, is sponsored by Rep. Defazio (D-OR), and the Senate version, S.511, is sponsored by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA).

Aside from marching against Monsanto and the TPP, organizers are marching against Rep. Pompeo’s H.R. 1599, colloquially known as the D.A.R.K. Act (Denying Americans’ Right to Know). This legislation promoted by Monsanto and other industrial agricultural proponents would pre-empt state labeling laws and would undo the GMO labeling laws that have been passed in Connecticut, Maine and Vermont.

Americans Demand GMO Labeling

In 2011 and 2012 over a million Americans signed the “Just Label It” FDA petition for GMO labeling, but the FDA has responded with silence. “The Food and Drug Administration is not listening to the overwhelming majority of Americans who want meaningful food labels,” says Jessica Payne, founder of Loudoun Against GMOs. “We have signed numerous petitions but we’ve received no response. We only want the same food labels citizens of over 64 countries enjoy.”

The deafening silence on GMO labeling reaches to President Obama’s White House as well. Activists have chosen to gather outside the White House because in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 President Obama’s White House failed to respond to three “We The People” online petitions on the White House website that have reached the required signature threshold for a response.

On September 23, 2011, on the second day after the “We The People” online petition website was launched, the first GMO labeling petition was created. This petition is the oldest unanswered petition on the “We The People” website. It has received over 66,000 signatures and has not received a response, while a petition on raw milk, which was also created on the very same day, was responded to after only 6,000 signatures. In April of 2012 another GMO labeling petition was created and 37 months & over 115,000 signatures later, there is still no response from the White House. Most recently, in October, 2014, another petition concerning the EPA’s approval of GE crops resistant to the highly toxic chemical 2,4-D reached the required threshold of over 100,000 signatures but has gone unanswered. In the meantime, the White House has answered three petitions on cannabis legalization and responded to insignificant petitions on issues like building the Death Star and the White House beer recipe. “What is the point of petitioning our government when our petitions fall upon deaf ears?” asks Gene Etic. “We are taking to the streets because our concerns can’t be ignored any longer.”


The listing below was updated on May 22, 2015 with only Marches that have Facebook Event links. Please click here for the most up-to-date listing!

COUNTRY Province / State CITY Event Link
Argentina Buenos Aires Retiro
Argentina Buenos Aires Miramar
Argentina Buenos Aires Mar del Plata
Argentina Buenos Aires Necochea
Argentina Buenos Aires La Plata
Argentina Buenos Aires La Plata
Argentina Chubut Comodoro Rivadavia
Argentina Córdoba Córdoba
Argentina Mendoza Mendoza
Argentina Neuquén Junín de los Andes
Argentina Salta Salta
Argentina San Luis San Luis
Argentina Santa Fe Rosario
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Australia Queensland Brisbane
Australia Western Australia Perth
Austria Kärnten/Carinthia Klagenfurt
Austria Tirol Innsbruck
Austria Vorarlberg Bregenz
Bangladesh Dhaka Dhaka
Belgium Belgium Bruxelles
Bolivia Andrés Ibáñez Santa Cruz
Bolivia Cercado Province Cochabamba
Bosnia-Herzegovina Banja Luka Banja Luka
Bosnia-Herzegovina Sarajevo Sarajevo
Brazil Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro
Brazil Rio Grande do Sul Caxias do Sul
Brazil São Paulo São Paulo
Burkina Faso Kadiogo Ouagadougou
Canada Alberta Lethbridge
Canada Alberta Cold Lake
Canada Alberta St Albert
Canada Alberta Sherwood Park
Canada Alberta Grande Prairie
Canada Alberta Edmonton
Canada Alberta Calgary
Canada British Columbia Courtenay
Canada British Columbia Smithers
Canada British Columbia Williams Lake
Canada British Columbia Nanaimo
Canada British Columbia Chilliwack
Canada British Columbia Cranbrook
Canada British Columbia Prince George
Canada British Columbia Sunshine Coast
Canada British Columbia Enderby
Canada British Columbia Castlegar
Canada British Columbia Lumby
Canada British Columbia Penticton
Canada British Columbia Vernon
Canada British Columbia Victoria
Canada British Columbia Kelowna
Canada British Columbia Vancouver
Canada Manitoba Winnipeg
Canada Manitoba Brandon
Canada New Brunswick Bathurst
Canada New Brunswick Moncton
Canada Nova Scotia Windsor
Canada Ontario London
Canada Ontario Oshawa
Canada Ontario Windsor
Canada Ontario Ottawa
Canada Ontario Brantford
Canada Ontario Sarnia
Canada Ontario Blind River
Canada Ontario Sudbury
Canada Ontario Barrie
Canada Ontario Toronto
Canada Québec Val-d’Or
Canada Québec Sherbrooke
Canada Québec Montréal
Canada Québec Québec City
Canada Saskatchewan Saskatoon
Canada Saskatchewan Regina
Chile Concepción Concepción
Chile Santiago de Chile Santiago
Colombia Bogotá Bogotá
Costa Rica San Jose San Jose
Cyprus Nicosia Nicosia
Czech Republic Bohemia Prague
Denmark Hovedstaden København
Ecuador Picnincha Quito
France Alsace Strasbourg
France Aquitaine Bayonne
France Aquitaine Bordeaux
France Aquitaine Peyrehorade
France Auvergne Clermont-Ferrand
France Bretagne Brest
France Bretagne Carhaix
France Bretagne Rennes
France Bretagne Lorient
France Centre-Val de Loire Tours
France Ile de la Réunion St Pierre
France Île-de-France Paris
France Languedoc-Roussillon Montpellier
France Languedoc-Roussillon Nîmes
France Lower Normandy Caen
France Lower Normandy Cherbourg-Octeville
France Midi-Pyrénées Toulouse
France Nord-Pas-de-Calais Lille
France Pays de la Loire Nantes
France Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Nice
France Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Marseille
France Rhône-Alpes Lyon
Germany Baden-Württemberg Mannheim
Germany Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart
Germany Baden-Württemberg Freiburg im Breisgau
Germany Bayern München (Munich)
Germany Berlin Berlin
Germany Hamburg Hamburg
Germany Krefeld Krefeld
Germany Niedersachsen Hannover
Germany Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf
Germany Saarland Saarbrücken
Ghana Greater Accra Accra
India Tamil Nadu Madurai
India Tamil Nadu Chennai
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Mexico Jalisco Guadalajara
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Nepal Narayani Zone Chitwan
Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam
Netherlands Den Haag Den Haag
Netherlands Groningen Groningen
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Netherlands Zuid Holland Rotterdam/Bergschenhoek
Netherlands Zwolle Zwolle
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Portugal Algarve Lagos
Portugal Algarve Faro
Portugal Centro Coimbra
Portugal Lisbon Lisboa
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Portugal Norte Porto
Puerto Rico San Juan Río Piedras
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Serbia Novi Sad, Belgrade Novi Sad, Belgrade
Slovenija Ljubljana Ljubljana
South Africa Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth
South Africa Eastern Cape Port St Johns
South Africa Gauteng Johannesburg
South Africa Kwazulu-Natal Zululand
South Africa Kwazulu-Natal Durban
South Africa Mpumalanga Pilgrim’s Rest
South Africa Western Cape Cape Town
South Africa Western Cape Hermanus/Overberg
South Korea Seoul Seoul
Spain Canarias Las Palmas
Spain Catalonia Barcelona
Sweden Ångermanland Örnsköldsvik
Sweden Göteborg Göteborg
Sweden Halland Falkenberg
Sweden Skåne/Öresund Malmö
Sweden Södermanland Stockholm
Sweden Västerbotten Umeå
Switzerland Bern Bern
Switzerland Romandie Morges
Switzerland Zürich Zürich
Taiwan Northern Taiwan Taipei
Thailand Chiang Mai Province Chiang Mai
Turkey Istanbul Province Üsküdar
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U.K England Torquay
U.K England Manchester
Ukraine Kiev Kiev
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United States Nevada Las Vegas
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United States New Hampshire Littleton
United States New Jersey Jersey City
United States New Jersey Sparta
United States New Mexico Albuquerque
United States New York Oneonta
United States New York Buffalo
United States New York Syracuse
United States New York Albany
United States New York New York City
United States New York Lake Grove
United States New York Huntington
United States New York Long Island
United States North Carolina Jacksonville
United States North Carolina Raleigh
United States North Carolina Charlotte
United States North Carolina Asheville
United States North Dakota Bismarck
United States North Dakota Fargo
United States Ohio Cincinnati
United States Ohio Ashtabula
United States Ohio Dayton
United States Ohio Cleveland
United States Ohio Columbus
United States Ohio Maumee
United States Ohio Akron
United States Oklahoma Oklahoma City
United States Oklahoma Tulsa
United States Oregon Medford
United States Oregon Astoria
United States Oregon Eugene
United States Oregon Madras
United States Oregon Portland
United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
United States Pennsylvania Stroudsburg
United States Pennsylvania Indiana
United States Pennsylvania Lancaster
United States Pennsylvania Harrisburg
United States Pennsylvania Clarion
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia
United States Pennsylvania Easton
United States South Carolina Columbia
United States South Carolina Regina
United States South Carolina Charleston
United States South Dakota Sioux Falls
United States South Dakota Yankton
United States Tennessee Knoxville
United States Tennessee Nashville
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United States Texas Houston
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United States Texas Dallas
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United States Texas San Antonio
United States Utah Ogden
United States Utah Salt Lake City
United States Utah Washington
United States Vermont Rutland
United States Virginia Richmond
United States Washington Longview
United States Washington Bellingham
United States Washington Spokane
United States Washington Port Townsend
United States Washington Aberdeen
United States Washington Whidbey Island
United States Washington Olympia
United States Washington Seattle
United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.
United States West Virginia Charleston
United States Wisconsin Central Wisconsin
United States Wisconsin La Crosse
United States Wisconsin Green Bay
United States Wisconsin Milwaukee
United States Wisconsin Sheboygan
United States Wisconsin Kenosha
United States Wisconsin Appleton
United States Wyoming Cheyenne
United States Wyoming Casper
Uruguay Maldonado Maldonado
Uruguay Montevideo Montevideo
Uruguay Montevideo Montevideo
Venezuela Caracas Caracas

The listing above was updated on May 22, 2015 with only Marches that have Facebook Event links. Please click here for the most up-to-date listing!


Occupy Monsanto’s 2015 Annual Shareholder Meeting

Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Filed under: Events |

The following Call to Action is from the Organic Consumers Association:

On Jan. 30, a representative of Moms Across America, as a proxy shareholder for Harrington Investments, will attend the Monsanto shareholders’ annual meeting. She will present personal testimonials and scientific evidence linking glyphosate, the key active ingredient in Roundup, to a wide range of human health issues.

Outside of the meeting, OCA and others will hold a rally, with presentations from two physicians, about the health hazards linked to Monsanto’s Roundup and GMO foods.

Join OCA, Moms Across America, SumOfUs, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, GMO Free Midwest, Occupy Monsanto, and more, at the Monsanto Shareholders’ Annual Meeting in St. Louis!

Shortly after 12 p.m. we’ll hear from Zen Honeycutt, founder and director of Moms Across America, and Lisa Lindsley, senior shareholder advocacy director of SumOfUs, before they head into the meeting. And SumOfUs will present Monsanto with its “Most Evil Corporation in the World” award.

Physicians Jeff Ritterman, M.D. and Norm Shealy, M.D. will speak about the health hazards linked to Monsanto’s Roundup and GMO foods.

After the speakers, we’ll construct a memorial to the victims of Monsanto’s Roundup in front of the Monsanto sign. This will be a somber event, everyone attending should wear black. You can also bring a memento (photo, flowers, stuffed animal, candle, etc.) for the memorial.

After the rally, GMO Free Midwest will host a potluck at 6 p.m. at the Community, Arts & Movement Project (CAMP), 3022 Cherokee St., St.Louis, MO 63118. Bring a dish to pass and connect with local leaders and activists.

+ Click here to RSVP with OCA
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Rally for States’ Rights to Label GMOs!

Posted: December 5th, 2014 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The following Call to Action is from the Organic Consumers Association:

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The battle for the right to know if your food contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could come to a screeching halt with the signing of one bill in Congress.

We need to stop that bill in its tracks.

H.R. 4432—the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) ACT—was introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) at the bidding of Monsanto, Big Food and the Koch Brothers.  If passed, H.R. 4432 will strip your state of the right to pass a GMO labeling law.

The DARK ACT will have its first hearing on Capitol Hill, on December 10. If we don’t turn out in numbers to protest this bill, our voice could be silenced.

The Organic Consumers Association, with help from Friends of the Earth, Credo, Cornucopia Institute,  Maine Sierra Club, Weston Price Foundation, Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund, Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association, Green America, and other groups, is organizing busloads of people to attend the hearing, followed by a rally and an organic lunch. But if we want to have an impact, if we want to attract the attention of Congress and the media, we need a minimum of 1000 people to be there.

Here’s how you can help. 

  • Organize a bus from your area. OCA will help pay for a bus from your state to Washington D.C., if you can fill the bus. Call us at 218-226-4164 or email if you want to organize a bus.
  • Get on one of the buses that have already been organized. We have bus captains trying to fill buses in in Pennsylvania (one in Lancaster, one in Philadelphia), Boston, Central New Jersey, Detroit, Chicago, Indiana, West Virginia, New York City, Maine, Florida, S. Carolina, N. Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. If you live in one of those areas, please use the links below to find bus schedules and reserve seats.

Here’s what will happen on December 10.
  • 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. The hearing on Pompeo’s DARK ACT is scheduled to take place at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW. We will gather there, with signs and banners, beginning around 8 a.m. As many people as can possibly fit into the hearing will attend.
  • 10:15 a.m. When the hearing begins, everyone who didn’t get into the Rayburn Building will move to our permitted rally spot on the Capitol grounds, at the corner of Independence and 1st St. SE. There we will have a number of speakers who will address the crowd and the media.
  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. After we wrap up the rally and speakers, we’ll move to the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 4th St. SE (4th and Independence Ave, SE).

If you can attend, please read:

  • Bring a black and red blindfold, to symbolize being kept in the dark. Red and black will tie in with our Stop Monsanto’s Attack on Democracy/Stop Sign image.
  • Please try to schedule (in advance) a meeting with the staff of your state representative or senator. Download this flyer, fill in the name of your state, and leave it behind with the staff to deliver to your member of Congress. (Find your senator;  Find your representative.)
  • Please make a hand-made sign that says: [NAME OF YOUR STATE] Against Monsanto’s Attack on Democracy! We want to show Congress and the media that people have come from all around the country to protest this bill.

If you can’t attend:

  • Sign our petition asking Congress to reject Pompeo’s DARK ACT here.
  •  Help flood the phone lines on Capitol Hill on December 10. We’re asking everyone who can’t be there in person to call their Congress members on December 10, beginning at 9 a.m. When you are connected with a staff person, you can say: “Hello, my name is [FIRST NAME, LAST NAME] and I live in [CITY, STATE]. I couldn’t attend today’s protest against H.R. 4432, a bill that would preempt states’ rights to label GMOs, but I am calling to ask [NAME OF CONGRESS PERSON] to reject H.R. 4432 and to support states’ rights to pass mandatory GMO labeling laws. Thank you.”
  • Make a donation to help offset the cost of buses, speakers, the press conference and organic lunch.

States that are already organizing buses:

Additional buses may yet be organized, so please check back. If you want to organize a bus, please email, or call OCA at 218-226-4164.

This could be the most important action you’ve taken yet to protect your right to know about GMOs. Come to Washington D.C. on December 10. Meet other activists! Hear some great speakers! And help us send a clear message to Congress that states should have the right to pass GMO labeling laws!

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir Confront Corporate Giant Monsanto on Thanksgiving Day at Its World Headquarters in St. Louis

Posted: November 21st, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

November 19, 2014

CONTACT: Stefanie Spear 216-387-1609

St. Louis, MO — On Thursday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. EST, Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir will enjoy an organic Thanksgiving meal on the lawn of the world’s largest biotechnology seed company—Monsanto.

After a banner year of bringing attention to big corporations’ role in climate disruption, Reverend Billy will conclude 2014 by confronting the company that is responsible for Agent Orange, PCBs, GMOs, Bovine Growth Hormone, Glyphosate and more.

Known by millions as the most environmentally destructive corporation on the planet, Monsanto, for nearly two decades, has been controlling political campaigns and affecting the regulatory process of agricultural systems all over the world. In the U.S. alone, more than 90 percent of soybeans and 80 percent of corn are grown with seeds containing Monsanto-patented genetics.

“Monsanto must be stopped,” said award-winning Reverend Billy, who has been jailed more than 50 times protesting social and environmental injustices. “Monsanto is the devil and what better day than Thanksgiving to remind the world that eating local, organic food is one way to stop this profit-mongering, biodiversity-destroying monopoly.”

Industrial agriculture and the entire globalized food system, which is becoming more large-scale and centralized every day, destroys biodiversity, soils and local food systems, and is responsible for accelerating climate change by contributing more than 40 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir will premier their new show, Monsanto Is the Devil, with the Not Buying It Band on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Joe’s Pub at The Public in New York City. Then the troupe will travel by bus to St. Louis, meet at a local park on Nov. 27 and march one mile to Monsanto’s world headquarters to have a festive organic Thanksgiving day meal where they will perform songs from their new show. The choir will be dressed in stylish Pilgrim and honey bee costumes.

This event is organized in collaboration with Organic Consumers Association, GMO Free Midwest, Gateway Garlic Farms and The Greenhorns.

“Despite its various marketing incarnations over the years, Monsanto is a chemical company that got its start selling saccharin to Coca-Cola, then Agent Orange to the U.S. military, and, in recent years, seeds genetically engineered to contain and withstand massive amounts of Monsanto herbicides and pesticides,” said Ronnie Cummins, executive director of Organic Consumers Association. “Monsanto has become synonymous with the corporatization and industrialization of our food supply.”

In addition to the Thanksgiving day meal, an online campaign has been launched encouraging people to take a pledge to cook an organic and local meal on Thanksgiving.

Monsanto’s world headquarters is located at 800 North Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63167.

Follow #NoMonsanto hashtag for updates.


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2015 Monsanto Shareholder Resolution

Posted: August 14th, 2014 | Filed under: Research, Resources | Tags: , , , , , , |

Unfortunately, the shareholder resolution was withdrawn in October 2014 and will not be voted on at the 2015 Annual Shareholder Meeting. More details of the demise of the shareholder resolution can be viewed here [PDF].

On August 11, 2014, the following shareholder resolution was submitted to the Monsanto Company:

Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide and its key active ingredient, glyphosate, have been linked to various health problems, including chronic kidney disease, autism, birth defects, mammary tumors and pre-mature death, breast cancer, blood cancer, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), Parkinson’s, and celiac disease and gluten intolerance.

Roundup has never been tested or assessed for long-term safety for regulatory purposes. However, independent studies show it is highly toxic to animals and humans. Glyphosate alone is toxic, and some of the added ingredients (adjuvants) in Roundup are, on their own, toxic. In addition, some of these adjuvants increase the toxicity of glyphosate by enabling it to penetrate plant and animal cells more easily.

Roundup is toxic to beneficial gut bacteria but non-toxic to pathogenic bacteria.

Roundup depletes the body of macro and micronutrients.

Roundup interferes with CYP enzymes, disrupts the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids by gut bacteria, and impairs serum sulfate transport. The consequences include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

People exposed to the spraying of Roundup suffer increased incidence of infertility, birth defects, miscarriages, cancers, genetic damage (which can lead to cancer and birth defects), toxic liver disease, neurological developmental problems, kidney failure, respiratory problems, and allergies.

In 2014 in Brazil, the Federal Public Prosecutor requested the Justice Department suspend the use of glyphosate herbicides, and ordered the National Health Surveillance Agency to re-evaluate the toxicity of glyphosate.

Herbicide-tolerant Roundup Ready crops increased herbicide use in the U.S. by an estimated 527 million pounds between 1996 and 2011.

Roundup is commonly found in streams, rain and air in agricultural areas of the US.

Roundup has been found in the blood, urine, and breast milk of city dwellers.

Parents and pediatricians who have monitored children’s exposure to Roundup, have found that health improves when the herbicide is removed from their systems through an organic diet.

Shareholders request that the Board establish an independent panel, controlling for conflict of interest, to publish by July 2015, at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, a report analyzing the extent to which Monsanto’s Roundup/glyphosate may cause the above health problems, and describing public policy initiatives, and Monsanto policies and activities, to phase out or restrict uses of Roundup/glyphosate that increase human exposure.

Supporting Statement: Proponents believe the report should include all evidence linking Roundup, glyphosate, or Roundup’s inert ingredients or adjuvants, to the above health problems.

Read the 2014 Shareholder Resolution

Support the Occupy Monsanto Legal Defense Fund

Posted: June 20th, 2014 | Filed under: Genetic Crimes | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We need your help to pay for the Occupy Monsanto activists legal bills. Can you donate some money to help them out?

Back on September 12, 2012, Occupy Monsanto activists conducted a bold direct action on Monsanto’s Oxnard, California facility. Nine activists shut down California’s largest GMO seed distribution facility for a full day and were ultimately arrested. You can watch the inspiring video of the action here:

Fast forward a year and a half, the city of Oxnard, California is figuratively throwing the book at these intrepid activists and charging them with over $8,300 in restitution & fines! This means they are being forced to pay Monsanto & the city of Oxnard or they’ll be arrested & forced to go jail! We can’t let this happen!

This direct action made international news and helped inspire countless activists to begin their crusade against the evils of the Monsanto Corporation. Now these courageous activists need your help. Please donate as much as you can to help keep them out of jail.

Photo taken on the evening of September 12, 2012 after the Occupy Monsanto activists were released from jail:

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