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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.




Occupy the BIO International Conference – Boston, MA, June 18, 2012

Posted: June 15th, 2012 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |
GCU Food Safety Summit1 Occupy the BIO International Conference   Boston, MA, June 18, 2012  Sidewalk Session Protest Millions Against Monsanto Massachusetts MA food democracy Demonstration Convention Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Boston biotechnology BIO

Occupy Monsanto’s “Michael Taylor Resign” protest outside of the Washington Convention Center, April 20, 2012


The biotechnology industry is having a convention June 18-21 in Boston, Massachusetts. In order to attend the sessions you must register for the conference, which costs thousands of dollars. Since we don’t want to give a dime to the biotech industry, Occupy Monsanto, Millions Against Monsanto, and other food democracy groups will be staging our own “Sidewalk Session” on the first day of the convention outside of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. We hope you can join us.

WHO: YOU
WHAT: A Sidewalk Session – An open mic for activists to share & expose the dangers of the biotechnology industry
WHERE: Sidewalk in front of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
WHEN: Monday, June 18th, at 8am until 10am
WHY: The biotechnology industry is conspiring to unleash more GMOs into the environment along with more toxic pesticides.


Affiliated Organizations include:

  • Occupy Monsanto
  • Millions Against Monsanto
  • Northeast Organic Farming Assoc. (NOFA)
  • Doo Occupy
  • the LEAH Collective
  • Ciclovida
  • Occupy Boston


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    NOFA/Mass to join Occupy Monsanto at Biotech Industry Rally, Oppose GMOs

    Posted: June 12th, 2012 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Occupy Monsanto is very pleased to have the support of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. Below is the statement of support posted on their website.


    Boston, MA – On Monday, June 18th from 8:00-10:00 AM, NOFA/Mass (the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association) will join Occupy Monsanto and Millions Against Monsanto in front of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to demonstrate opposition to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

    nofa ma NOFA/Mass to join Occupy Monsanto at Biotech Industry Rally, Oppose GMOs USDA The Natural Farmer Organic Food Northeast Organic Farming Association NOFA Mindy Harris Millions Against Monsanto lawsuit Jack Kittredge GMO Labeling gmo Genetically Modified Organisms Genetic Contamination FDA biotechnology BIO NOFA/Mass maintains that Genetically Modified Organisms are a major threat to the organic farming community, pose a serious health danger to consumers and animals, can have an enormous detrimental impact on plant biodiversity, promote a monopoly in the seed industry, and can increase pesticide use nationwide. “GMOs do not diminish when released into the environment as they are an alteration made to a living organism that can reproduce. Even small amounts of GMO contamination will increase over time after they are released into our agriculture and environment,” explained Jack Kittredge, NOFA/Mass Policy Director, Organic Farmer and Editor of The Natural Farmer, NOFA’s quarterly news magazine.

    Unfortunately, the biotech industry has prevented any serious regulation by the federal government of releasing their products onto the market. With the USDA’s most recent deregulation of genetically modified alfalfa, sugar beets, and varieties of sweet corn in 2011, anti-GMO sentiment has been growing. Consumers, healthcare providers, community leaders, farmers, parents with children, and activists alike have joined in calling upon the FDA to label genetically modified foods in the US. “The biotech industry is well-heeled and has done a good job of slipping GMOs into foods eaten by most Americans without their knowledge,” said Mindy Harris, NOFA/Mass Public Relations Coordinator. The organic certification process or Non-GMO Verification are the only assurances consumers currently have to guarantee that they are purchasing products which do not contain GMOs. Every other processed product on supermarket shelves is likely to be contaminated with genetically modified ingredients.

    In June of 2011, NOFA/Mass brought their opposition to GMOs directly to the federal court. Joining over 80 plaintiffs nationwide, NOFA/Mass filed a federal lawsuit against biotech giant the Monsanto Corporation (OSGATA v. Monsanto), seeking a Declaratory Judgment that would prevent Monsanto from filing future unfair patent lawsuits against small farmers. The biotech giant has a litigious history; pursuing aggressive investigative techniques, including trespassing on private farm property and asking for large settlements which devastate small farmers.

    Jeffrey Smith, of the Institute for Responsible Technology, has been the leading consumer advocate promoting healthy, non-GMO choices. Smith will be a keynote speaker at the NOFA Summer Conference at UMass Amherst, August 10-12, 2012. He will provide anti-GMO organizing tools, and explain the problems with GMOs. His second book, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, is the authoritative work on GMO health dangers. Smith explains in plain language the dilemma facing consumers: “It looks the same-the bread, pies, sodas, even corn on the cob. So much of what we eat every day looks just like it did 20 years ago. But something profoundly different has happened without our knowledge or consent. According to leading doctors, what we don’t know may already be hurting us big time.”(Urban Garden Magazine, Nov 2009

    For more information on NOFA/Mass’ Anti-GMO policy initiatives, please contact Jack Kittredge – jack@nofamass.org; 978-355-2853.

    INCIDENT REPORT: Join Safe Food Action St. Louis to Demand that Whole Foods Market Label GMO Food – June 9, 2012

    Posted: June 4th, 2012 | Filed under: Events, Incident Reports | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

    stop gmo food contamination INCIDENT REPORT: Join Safe Food Action St. Louis to Demand that Whole Foods Market Label GMO Food   June 9, 2012 Whole Foods Market St. Louis Safe Food Action St. Louis Protest Missouri Label GMO gmo Genetically Modified Food genetically engineered food food democracy Demonstration CAMP

    Last month, members of Safe Food Action St. Louis met with the store manager of the Brentwood Whole Foods Market to share the outcome of their survey regarding labeling GMO-contaminated food. The survey was consistent with other surveys conducted across the US, with 96% of the 315 respondents calling for the labeling of GMO food. The survey also showed that the majority folks shopping at Whole Foods Market had no idea that the store carries GMO food at all; many of them were surprised and dismayed at the fact.

    Taking a stand for public health and food democracy, Safe Food Action St Louis has strongly urged Whole Foods Market to label foods containing GMOs and requested that Whole Foods Market provide an answer to this request by May 15. As yet, Safe Food Action St. Louis has not received a reply from management at Whole Foods Market. It is now time for Whole Foods Market to hear from us, the consumers!

    Please join Safe Food Action St. Louis on Saturday, June 9th, and let Whole Foods Market know how you feel about unlabeled GMOs being sold in their stores.


    WHO: Safe Food Action St. Louis, Whole Foods Market customers, and concerned citizens
    WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2012, 1-3pm
    WHERE: Brentwood Whole Foods Market, 1601 Brentwood Blvd., St Louis, MO 63144 (meet in the parking lot)
    WHY: It’s time for Whole Foods Market to hear demands from customers that want GMOs sold at their stores to be labeled!

    There will be a pot luck dinner and sign-making event on Thursday, June 7th to prepare for the action. Please join us at 6pm at CAMP: 3022A Cherokee St, Saint Louis, MO 63118.

    Contact: Barbara Chicherio — chicherio@aol.com



    This entry was supplied to Occupy Monsanto to help spread the word about an upcoming action. If your organization has food democracy-related action in the works, please send details to incident@occupy-monsanto.com and we’ll do our best to post it here.

    Occupy the Monsanto Company’s Mobile Advertising Unit

    Posted: May 9th, 2012 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , |

    In order to convince America’s hardworking farmers that Monsanto’s patented genes & toxic chemicals are safe, Monsanto has created a mobile advertising “Unit” that will be spreading lies & pro-GMO propaganda around the United States this year. If your Genetic Crime Unit needs a good location to protect against further genetic contamination, look no further:

    DATE EVENT CITY State or Region
    May 17-20 Chowchilla County Fair Chowchilla CA
    May 24-29 Sacramento County Fair Sacramento CA
    June 1, 2012 RAGA Event (Republican Attorneys General Association) Colorado Springs CO
    June 7-10 Thumb Soybean Festival Brown City MI
    June 14-15 Sangamon County Fair New Berlin IL
    June 19-22 Ag in the Classroom Annual Convention Loveland CO
    June 27-30 The Linn County Fair Central City IA
    July 4-7 St. Joseph County 4-H Fair South Bend IN
    July 11-14 Caroline County Agricultural Fair Richmond VA
    July 18-21 Great Jones County Fair Monticello IA
    July 24-26 Johnson County Fair Iowa City IA
    July 27-29 Adams County Fair Quincy IL
    August 1-4 McLean County Fair Bloomington IL
    August 5, 2012 Minier Corn Days Minier IL
    August 9-12 Missouri State Fair Sedalia MO
    August 16-19 53rd Annual Steam, Gas & Threshing Show Pinckneyville IL
    August 25-28 Minnesota State Fair St. Paul MN
    Aug 31 – Sept 3 Old Threshermans Mt. Pleasant IA
    Sept 6-9 TN Soybean Festival Martin TN
    Sept 14-15 Norman Borlaug Harvest Festival Cresco IA
    Sept 19-22 OK State Fair – PENDING Oklahoma City OK
    Sept 27-30 The Big E West Springfield MA
    Oct 4-6 Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Goldsboro NC
    Oct 10-14 SC State Fair Columbia SC
    Oct 19-21 Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival Nashville TN
    Oct 24-26 National FFA Convention Indianapolis IN


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    Take the Flour Back – May 27th, 2012

    Posted: May 8th, 2012 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |
    take the flour back Take the Flour Back   May 27th, 2012 wind pollination Wheat UK Rothamsted Park Rothamsted Protest organic Genetically Modified Wheat genes Farmers Direct Action decontamination

    Stop the open-air release of GM Wheat that contains genes ‘most similar to that of a cow’

    Rothamsted have planted a new GM wheat trial designed to repel aphids. It contains genes for antibiotic-resistance and an artificial gene ‘most similar to a cow’.

    Wheat is wind-pollinated. In Canada similar experiments have leaked into the food-chain costing farmers millions in lost exports. There is no market for GM wheat anywhere in the world.

    La Via Campesina, the world’s largest organisation of peasant farmers, believe GM is increasing world hunger. They have called for support resisting GM crops, and the control over agriculture that biotech gives to corporations.

    ‘Take the Flour Back’ will be a nice day out in the country, with picnics, music from Seize the Day and a decontamination. It’s for anyone who feels able to publically help remove this threat and those who want to show their support for them.

    Meet Rothamsted Park, Harpenden, Herts (30 mins from London by train) 12 noon on 27th May.

    Why a decontamination?

    This open air trial poses a real, serious and imminent contamination threat to the local environment and the UK wheat industry. We’re calling on the Government and Rothamsted to remove the GM plants themselves, but if they fail to do so then May 27th is the last weekend action can safely be taken before pollination.

    We’d rather not have to clean it up, but there simply aren’t any other avenues open to us. Despite expert representations urging caution the government has never refused any request for GM trials in the UK. Given that the current head of the responsible department (DEFRA) is a former biotech industry lobbyist this is hardly surprising.

    The coalition have no mandate for forcing GM into our countryside, they’re acting against the express outcome of the democratic process by doing so. The government conducted the largest public consultation in recent history on Genetically Modified crops in 2003 (GM Nation) which found that the majority of the British public were “cautious, suspicious or outright hostile” towards GM crops.

    Anyone who feels compelled to take this step with us will be in good company. Across the channel farmers, families, and local mayors have taken part in similar daytime decontaminations, and as a result France is currently in the process of banning its only commercially grown GM variety. In Belgium last year a mass public decontamination removed the GM potato trial in question, and is likely to have been instrumental in biotech giant BASF deciding to pull out of Europe.

    This crop is a threat to our thriving wheat industry and our food security. This action is for anyone who feels able to help take it out, and all those who wish to support them.


    Statements of support:
    African Biodiversity Network and Gaia Foundation statement
    Community Food Growers’ Network statement
    Karnataka Farmers’ Association statement
    Real Bread Campaign statement

    gcu corn field agents Take the Flour Back   May 27th, 2012 wind pollination Wheat UK Rothamsted Park Rothamsted Protest organic Genetically Modified Wheat genes Farmers Direct Action decontamination

  • Read the appeal letter from Rothamsted Research [PDF]
  • Drop the Money Bomb on Monsanto

    Posted: May 2nd, 2012 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    This article by Dr. Mercola was published earlier this week on the Huffington Post.


    moneybomb Drop the Money Bomb on Monsanto Ronnie Cummins Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act right to know Organic Consumers Fund Organic Consumers Association Natures Path Money Bomb Mercola Lundberg Family Farms labeling Institute for Responsible Technology Huffington Post gmo genetically engineered Food Democracy Now FDA Eden Foods Donate California biotech industry

    Something Historic Is About to Happen

    I’m pleased to announce that the Money Bomb Against Monsanto has been officially launched!

    Yes, it is official. Volunteers and staff from the California Right to Know Campaign are submitting nearly 1 million signed petitions from registered voters across the state of California to county officials, to place the Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act on the ballot for Nov. 6. Starting May 1, and extending through May 26, a broad coalition of farmers, health groups, and organic food manufacturers will attempt to raise $1 million (i.e., “the money bomb”) to support state GMO-labeling campaigns and their defense from biotech bully lawsuits.

    The Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act

    This act will require food manufacturers to identify genetically engineered ingredients on the labels of foods sold in California.

    When California voters pass this ballot initiative, the Label Genetically Engineered Food Act will also prohibit the common practice of mislabeling genetically engineered foods as “natural” or “all natural.” It’s imperative to understand why this initiative is so important and how it can affect all Americans, regardless of where you live. California has the eighth largest economy in the world, so passing a labeling law for genetically engineered foods in California can have the same impact as passing a federal law.

    Large food companies are unlikely to accept having dual labeling, one for California and another for the rest of the country. It would be an expensive logistical nightmare, not to mention a massive PR problem. To avoid the dual labeling, many would likely opt to not include using any genetically engineered (“GE”) ingredients in their product, especially if the new label would be the equivalent of a skull and crossbones. Those who opt not to replace GE ingredients from the get-go will likely find themselves unable to sell their products, as a majority of consumers reportedly will not buy foods once they know they’re genetically engineered. Unable to sell their products, such companies will eventually be forced to stop contaminating our food with genetically engineered ingredients or risk going out of business. This is what happened in Europe and over 40 countries around the world. It can happen in the U.S.

    Do you know which foods are genetically engineered when you go grocery shopping for your family? Wouldn’t you want to know? Genetically engineered foods have been on the market since 1996. It’s time they tell us what’s in the food we’re eating on a daily basis.

    The Proverbial David vs. Goliath

    Naturally, the biotech industry is not about to let this pass without a fight. Monsanto, the Farm Bureau, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and corporate agribusiness are all raising millions of dollars to spread their propaganda in an effort to defeat the California ballot initiative, just like they did a decade ago in Oregon. At that time a cabal of corporate giants, including Monsanto and DuPont, calling themselves the Coalition Against the Costly Labeling Law, outspent the pro-labeling group 30 to 1 and successfully defeated the labeling initiative by scaring voters into believing that labeling genetically engineered foods was unnecessary and would raise food prices.

    They did it again in the state of Washington last month, where campaign contributions to three of the eight politicians on the Senate Agriculture Committee (Democrat Brian Hatfield and Republicans Jim Honeyford and Mark Schoesler) guaranteed the bill’s demise in committee. Right now the biotech industry is also working to defeat similar GE-labeling bills in Vermont, Hawaii, Connecticut, and other states. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, Monsanto spent $8 million on their lobbying efforts in 2010 alone and gave more than $400,000 in political contributions. Monsanto also spent $120 million on advertising, to convince consumers that genetically engineered foods are safe — despite scientific evidence suggesting otherwise.

    Let’s send them a message loud and clear: We have the right to know what they put into our food!

    We’re Dropping the Money Bomb!

    About 20 years ago, the FDA decided to deny consumers the right to know whether their food was genetically altered or not. This shameful regulation was spearheaded by Michael Taylor, a former Monsanto lawyer who transferred into the offices of the FDA. Taylor is not the only ex-Monsanto employee who ended up in a position of power within the U.S. federal government and its regulatory agencies, and this is precisely why previous efforts to get genetically engineered foods labeled have been blocked.

    Not so this time!

    Ballot initiatives like the one in California are one way for citizens to take back control from compromised politicians and government officials and bypass them entirely. To sweeten the deal further, a group of “Right to Know” public interest organizations and organic companies has pledged to match the first $1 million raised in this nationwide “Drop the Money Bomb on Monsanto Campaign.” These “Right to Know” groups include:

    Can We Win?

    Yes, I believe we can! But we need to get the word out, which requires a strong campaign to educate the citizens of California to vote for the initiative on Nov. 6. According to Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association, we stand a good chance of winning in California because:

    • This time, we have far more scientific information and greater public awareness on our side. GE foods are now a mainstream media issue. Monsanto has become the most hated corporation in the world.
    • This time, we have overwhelming public support. Polls show that more than 8 out of 10 voters in California want mandatory GE labeling.
    • This time, we have built the strongest coalition of concerned food consumers in history, for the exclusive purpose of passing this law.

    The Time for Action Is Now!

    Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association states:

    Monsanto is one of the most powerful, arrogant and destructive companies in the world. For decades, they have controlled the world’s food supply by buying off politicians and regulatory agencies, intimidating small farmers, manipulating the outcome of scientific studies, lying to consumers — and threatening to sue states like Vermont if they dare to pass a GMO labeling law.

    We have the right to know if the food we buy has been genetically engineered. … It’s time to take back our food. Our farms. Our power. It’s time to show Monsanto what ordinary people like us can do when we come together. It’s time to drop the money bomb on Monsanto.”

    Hundreds of thousands of people can help the coalition behind this initiative run a dynamic, effective campaign to bring down Monsanto and the rest of the Biotech Bullies.


    click here to donate


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