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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.




Why Senator Bernie Sanders’ GMO Labeling Amendment to the Farm Bill Failed: Monsanto’s GMO Money

Posted: June 27th, 2012 | Filed under: Research | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |
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Last week corporate cash killed Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) GMO Labeling amendment to the Senate Farm Bill (S. 3240). The Genetic Crime Unit of Occupy Monsanto decided to cross-reference the Amendment’s vote tally with the last 10 years of Monsanto’s PAC contributions to U.S. Senators.

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.


State Last Name Vote Monsanto’s GMO Money
MO Blunt Nay $36,000.00
GA Chambliss Nay $21,500.00
MO McCaskill Nay $15,000.00
IA Grassley Nay $14,000.00
IA Harkin Nay $13,000.00
NE Nelson Nay $13,000.00
MT Baucus Nay $11,500.00
ID Crapo Nay $11,000.00
KS Roberts Nay $9,000.00
IN Lugar Nay $8,000.00
UT Hatch Nay $7,000.00
MS Wicker Nay $6,000.00
LA Vitter Nay $6,000.00
ID Risch Nay $5,500.00
ND Hoeven Nay $5,000.00
OH Portman Nay $5,000.00
KY McConnell Nay $5,000.00
NC Burr Nay $5,000.00
IL Durbin Nay $5,000.00
KS Moran Nay $5,000.00
OK Coburn Nay $4,000.00
NE Johanns Nay $3,000.00
MI Stabenow Nay $3,000.00
SD Thune Nay $2,500.00
LA Landrieu Nay $2,000.00
MS Cochran Nay $2,000.00
AL Sessions Nay $2,000.00
AR Pryor Nay $2,000.00
NY Gillibrand Nay $2,000.00
PA Casey Nay $1,500.00
MN Klobuchar Nay $1,000.00
AZ Kyl Nay $1,000.00
GA Isakson Nay $1,000.00
ND Conrad Nay $1,000.00
DE Carper Nay $1,000.00
WY Enzi Nay $1,000.00
NC Hagan Nay $1,000.00
NM Bingaman Nay $0.00
KY Paul Nay $0.00
WY Barrasso Nay $0.00
NV Reid Nay $0.00
FL Rubio Nay $0.00
TN Alexander Nay $0.00
NH Ayotte Nay $0.00
CO Udall Nay $0.00
VA Webb Nay $0.00
VA Warner Nay $0.00
PA Toomey Nay $0.00
NH Shaheen Nay $0.00
NY Schumer Nay $0.00
ME Snowe Nay $0.00
AL Shelby Nay $0.00
SC Graham Nay $0.00
MN Franken Nay $0.00
DE Coons Nay $0.00
TX Hutchison Nay $0.00
NV Heller Nay $0.00
OH Brown Nay $0.00
ME Collins Nay $0.00
IN Coats Nay $0.00
SC DeMint Nay $0.00
TX Cornyn Nay $0.00
TN Corker Nay $0.00
AZ McCain Nay $0.00
MA Brown Nay $0.00
MI Levin Nay $0.00
FL Nelson Nay $0.00
NJ Menendez Nay $0.00
WI Kohl Nay $0.00
WI Johnson Nay $0.00
OK Inhofe Nay $0.00
AR Boozman Nay $0.00
UT Lee Nay $0.00
IL Kirk Not Voting $0.00
HI Inouye Yea $7,000.00
VT Leahy Yea $1,000.00
OR Merkley Yea $0.00
OR Wyden Yea $0.00
MD Mikulski Yea $0.00
AK Murkowski Yea $0.00
CT Lieberman Yea $0.00
WV Manchin Yea $0.00
MT Tester Yea $0.00
NM Udall Yea $0.00
RI Whitehouse Yea $0.00
WA Murray Yea $0.00
RI Reed Yea $0.00
VT Sanders Yea $0.00
CT Blumenthal Yea $0.00
CA Boxer Yea $0.00
WA Cantwell Yea $0.00
HI Akaka Yea $0.00
AK Begich Yea $0.00
SD Johnson Yea $0.00
MA Kerry Yea $0.00
NJ Lautenberg Yea $0.00
CO Bennet Yea $0.00
CA Feinstein Yea $0.00
MD Cardin Yea $0.00
WV Rockefeller Yea $0.00

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.

Bill Maher Calls Monsanto “the Seat of Evil”

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 | Filed under: Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Photos from the Sidewalk Session outside of the BIO International Conference

Posted: June 21st, 2012 | Filed under: Photos | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Check out some of the photos that were taken on Monday at the Sidewalk Session outside of the BIO International Conference in Boston, Massachusetts:

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Lyrics to Doo-Occupy’s Anti-Monsanto Songs

Posted: June 21st, 2012 | Filed under: Resources | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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:


MONSANTO

(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
Glyphosate-herbicide
Bacillus toxins
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
Monsanto
Leave us our dreams



Click here to watch Doo-Occupy perform “Monsanto” outside of the BIO International Conference in Boston.

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YouTube Video of Occupy Monsanto, NOFA/Mass, & Doo-Occupy at the BIO International Convention

Posted: June 20th, 2012 | Filed under: Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Check out this awesome video by Dennis Trainor Jr. that was filmed on Monday outside of the BIO International Convention in Boston.


If you are in the New York City area next week, check out the world premiere of his new documentary:

American Autumn: an occudoc
Opening Night Screening and Party – Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Indie Screen @ 289 Kent Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Doors open at 7pm / Admission is FREE / cash bar / RSVP

BostInno: Protesters Occupy Entrance of Boston’s 2012 International BIO Convention

Posted: June 18th, 2012 | Filed under: Press | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Unlike Metro Boston, BostInno’s Steve Annear got the point of the demonstration.


Protesters Occupy Entrance of Boston’s 2012 International BIO Convention

by Steve Annear

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.

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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.

Madrid is a member of Occupy Monsato, a group fighting against the multinational agricultural company and producer of genetically engineered seeds.

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.



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