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Genetic Crimes Unit Incident Report

Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Filed under: Resources | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |
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Click here to down a PDF of the Genetic Crimes Unit Incident Report

Help your Genetic Crime Unit assess genetic contamination in grocery stores, cafeterias, restaurants, homes, offices, schools, and nearby Monsanto facilities by filling out the G.C.U. Incident Report.


__Instructions__

  1. Ask person what their last meal was. Fill out section “Description of Incident” based on their response.
  2. Collect the person’s name. Tag the person if tags are available.
  3. Obtain person’s e-mail address for future G.C.U. contact
  4. Circle the person’s last meal based on the information provided in the “Description of the Incident”
  5. Based on the likely level of genetic contamination, circle the appropriate number (10 is high levels of genetic contamination & 0 is no genetic contamination)
  6. Based on the above information, fill out the Risk Level (4 is highest risk & 0 is no risk) of Health (H), Environment (E), Food Democracy (F), and Contamination (C).
  7. Submit all Genetic Crimes field work to incident@occupy-monsanto.com and/or tweet at @GMO917 #occupymonsanto

GCU Field Agent Badge

Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Filed under: Resources | Tags: , , , , , |
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No Genetic Crimes Unit is complete without a Field Agent badge.

For best results, download the PDF of the GCU Field Agent badge, print it out on 8.5in x 11in paper, cut the badges to size, then laminate.

Your local print shop is likely to have a laminating machine — use a luggage tag laminating pouch combined with a shiny hologram or foil for added authenticity. If lamination is not available to you, bind your printed badge with a rigid piece of paper or index card and insert it in a ID/badge holder.

A Genetic Crime Unit is heading to Expo West in Anaheim, California

Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Filed under: Genetic Crimes, Photos | Tags: , , , , , , , |
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Matt Coker at the OC WEEKLY says “You’ll Know the Occupiers by Their Bio-Hazard Suits at Natural Products Expo in Anaheim.”

35 individuals who worked for Monsanto and the U.S. Government

Posted: March 3rd, 2012 | Filed under: Research | Tags: , , , , |

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The 1%ers

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 | Filed under: Research |

“If you control the oil, you control the country; if you control the food, you control the population.” ~ Henry Kissinger

Monsanto is the most powerful corporation in the world. Its top executives are paid out at several million dollars a year and currently their stock is soaring. Members of Monsanto’s team have long been interspersed with members of the US government and this is why our democracy over our own food has been so hard-fought.


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Hugh Grant — Scottish-born President and CEO of Monsanto

  • According to Reuters, Mr Grant received $11,568,700 for FY 2010 basic compensation.
  • Grant maintains that GMO foods are not substantively different from conventional foods and should not be treated as nutritionally different. Mr Grant, if your products are so special that farmers must pay a premium for your patented genes, why won’t you label them?
  • Proudly points out that Monsanto’s profits in domestic and global markets are soaring, but has yet to acknowledge the human and environmental impacts of his Company’s products.

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Michael R. Taylor — Deputy Commissioner for Foods at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • In the 1980s, Taylor practiced law at King & Spalding, Monsanto’s former law firm. He successfully figured out a legal way the FDA could approve Monsanto’s artificial growth hormone rBGH.
  • Worked for the FDA in the 1980s, from 1991-1994, and was appointed to his current position by the Obama administration in 2009.
  • There has recently been a campaign urging the Obama administration to cease ties with Monsanto.

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Clarence Thomas — Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

  • Worked as an attorney for Monsanto from 1976 to 1979.
  • Despite what may be seen as a conflict of interest, Justice Thomas sat on the Supreme Court on the case JEM Ag Supply, Inc. v. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., in which Monsanto was positioned to gain patenting enforcement rights on genes. He wrote the majority opinion that, “Newly developed plant breeds are patentable under the general utility patent laws of the United States.” This helped lay the groundwork that saving patented seeds would be illegal without the payment of royalties.
  • Under the premise that Monsanto’s genes are intellectual property, the Company sued Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser in 2004, alleging his crop contained their patented genetics. Schmeiser maintained that he was no customer of Monsanto, and their genes had contaminated his crops in the form of pollen drifting from a nearby field.

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Brett D. Begemann — Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Monsanto

  • Served as Vice President of Pharmacia Corporation from 1999-2001 and Director at Eastman Chemical Co. since February of 2011.
  • Responsible for redesigning Monsanto’s business models in specific countries to optimize cash-generating capabilities of the chemistry business and the growth potential of seeds and traits.
  • According to Reuters, Mr Begemann received $5,680,080 for FY 2010 basic compensation.

March 1, 2012 — GCU Investigates Expo West

Posted: March 1st, 2012 | Filed under: Press Releases | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2012

GCU Media Liaison: Ray Valentine 202-557-5164
GMO@occupy-monsanto.com

Genetic Crimes Unit to Investigate Expo West Trade Show

GCU to Wear Bio-Hazmat Suits to ID Victims of Monsanto’s Genetic Crimes

ANAHEIM, CA – On Friday, March 9, 2012, more than 30,000 people will attend North America’s largest trade show for the natural products industry, Expo West at the Anaheim Convention center located at 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802. At the event members of the Occupy movement within the organic sector have formed a Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU) to investigate increased spraying of food with toxic weed killers like 2,4 D (the main ingredient in Agent Orange), contamination of the organic food supply, and other risks associated with genetically modified food.

“Many of the world’s socially conscious organic and non-GMO brands will exhibit nutritious food at the three-day Expo.  But in the background is a vast sea of unlabeled products sold in America containing GMOs that unsuspecting consumers eat without their knowledge,” says GCU Spokesman.  “In the name of Wall Street profits, chemical corporations such as Monsanto genetically engineer crops to withstand high doses of their toxic weed killers that contaminate our food and water, and have not been proven safe. The California Medical Association has called for labeling GMOs because of concerns over adverse allergic reactions. Virtually every major country requires labeling of GMOs in foods so their citizens can make informed choices, including all in Europe, Japan and even China.  But the US chemical lobby has so far made sure Americans are kept in the dark.”

“Our professional bio-hazmat suits are not meant to alarm the public, but we have an emergency here and wearing one of these suits is the only viable barrier to avoid GMOs,” says GCU Spokesman. “We are approaching this as a necessary civil defense against the unknown long-term effects of eating GMO foods currently under investigation by the GCU. We will ID people and animals by asking them what they ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner and then tag individual GMO victims with bracelets. We will follow-up before September 17, 2012 when world-wide GCUs will investigate and Occupy Monsanto.”

Attn: TV Assignment and Photographers

WHO: Genetic Crimes Unit

WHAT: ID’ing Victims of Monsanto’s Genetic Crimes by GCU Agents in Bio-Hazmat Suits

WHEN: Friday, March 9, 10:00 am

WHERE: Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802

Currently, Monsanto faces a ballot proposition in California on GMO labeling. More than 750,000 people have signed onto the JustLabelit.org citizens’ petition to the Food and Drug Administration for GMO labeling and last fall about 100 people marched in the Right2Know March from New York to the White House to demand President Obama keep his campaign promise to label GMO foods. (Video of the promise can be seen here.)

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