This is a Call to Action for a Non-Hierarchical Occupation of Monsanto Everywhere
Whether you like it or not, chances are Monsanto contaminated the food you ate today with chemicals and unlabeled GMOs. Monsanto controls much of the world's food supply at the expense of food democracy worldwide. This site is dedicated to empowering citizens of the world to take action against Monsanto & it's enablers like the FDA, USDA, EPA, GMA, BIO, and the processed food companies that use Monsanto's products.
It’s not surprising that of the 73 Senators who voted against (‘Nay’) the amendment, 37 Senators, or over 50%, received a combined total of $237,500 in campaign contributions from Monsanto’s PAC. Only 2 Senators, Senator Inouye from Hawaii & Senator Leahy from Vermont, who received a combined total of $8,000 from Monsanto’s PAC, voted in support (‘Yea’) of the GMO labeling amendment.
Monsanto’s GMO Money is rampant in the halls of Congress and the corporation’s patented genes are becoming a biohazard to the health of American democracy. With nearly half of American U.S. Senators becoming genetically mutated, we must take action to remove Monsanto’s GMO Money from the currency supply. Do you have plans for the third week of September? Yea.
Note: These figures are only from Monsanto’s PAC. Congress receives millions of dollars from the biotech industry as a whole, undoubtedly influencing their vote against the people’s right to know if they are eating GMOs.
During last night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill Maher called Monsanto “the Seat of Evil” when speaking about President Obama’s selection of former Monsanto executive Michael Taylor to be the FDA Food Czar.
Note: The first version of this clip was removed from YouTube and it’s likely this clip will be removed as well.
Doo-Occupy has written & recorded a couple anti-Monsanto songs and has shared them with Occupy Monsanto. If you need a catchy tune to make your occupation of Monsanto a little more festive, look no further:
(to the tune of Mr Sandman)
BUM BUM group
BUM BUM group
Monsanto, quit being so mean
You’re scaring farmers
from building their dreams
You drench our soils
with your poisonous stream
Then tell us that organic foods are over
Monsanto, We’re so afraid
The food we’re eating
Takes us right to our graves
You’ve killed off all of the bees
Sue the farmers for corporate greed
BUM BUM group
Farmers, good people of earth
We’ll take a stand
To preserve our land
Give them the word
that we won’t roll over
Let’s tell Monsanto that they rule no longer
Monsanto, we’re not alone
We want tomatoes
That taste like home grown
We won’t take your toxic seeds
Please Monsanto, no more dirty deeds
BUM HORN section
Monsanto, you make GMOs
Give back our spinach, kale and broccoli
Corn and collards with no modification
So, all you farmers
Farmers and friends,
We’ll stand together
Fight to the end
Please remove your dirty seeds
Oh Monsanto leave us
Please please leave us
Leave us our dreams
Dressed in contamination suits and waving around boxes of children’s cereal they say are pumped with Genetically Modified Organisms, protesters planted themselves outside of the International BIO Convention Monday to fight against a week-long meeting of mega-companies and biotechnology firms.
Chris Rotten holds up boxes of cereal in protest of genetically modified foods. Photo by Steve Annear
According to the group of activists, some of whom traveled all the way from Washington, D.C., while the “1 percent discusses industry strategies that compromise…biological heritage” inside the convention, protesters planned on educating the public, hosting sidewalk sessions, about pesticides, organic foods and anti-biotech initiatives.
“We are here to tell them to stop using GMO’s. Stop contaminating our food—we want organic farms, not giant industrial farms poisoning our people,” said Rica Madrid.
The group, which banded with members of Occupy Boston and others during Monday’s protests, will be holding larger rallies against the company in the future.
Madrid said the Genetically Modified Organisms used in food produced by Monsato could have long term adverse health effects.
“We have no idea what the impacts will be in 10 or 15 years,” she said. “We can avoid these foods.”
Chris Rotten, who held a box of Lucky Charms and Fruity Pebbles while wearing a HAZMAT suit, asked people coming into the convention if they had their daily dose of “GMOs.”
“It’s should be ‘UnLucky Charms.’ We have been duped by the FDA,” said Rotten. “People don’t intend to be part of a corporate experiment. We are just guinea pigs.”
The convention, which runs from June 18 through the 21, is slated to bring thousands of biotech firms and businesses to the Bay State and pump close to $26.8 million into the local economy, according to officials from Mayor Thomas Menino’s office.
To attract some of those global businesses to the Hub, Menino and staff form the city’s Boston Redevelopment Authority have implemented a plan to “pitch hot prospects,” including tours of Boston’s life sciences clusters and meetups with CEOs.
“Boston is a global life sciences hub – a super cluster – it is innovation, collaboration and success. I’m pleased to invite the world to our city,” Menino said in a statement.
Governor Deval Patrick kicked off the week long event, welcoming businesses to Boston, during a speech this morning.
“Hosting all this talent from all around the world is a great opportunity for us to showcase our super-cluster here, build on relationships we already have and create some new ones,” said Patrick. “I look forward to meeting with top executives and government leaders to explore opportunities for collaboration and I encourage all BIO participants to do the same.”
Protesters did not go inside the event because the amount it cost to attend. They said they didn’t want to give additional money to the large corporations.