March Against Monsanto, May 24, 2014

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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.

March Against Monsanto, May 24, 2014

Posted: April 24th, 2014 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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On Saturday, May 24, 2014, March Against Monsanto in your community! Below is a spreadsheet export made on April 24, 2014 that lists all of the upcoming marches with Facebook Event invites. For the latest spreadsheet of planned marches, check out the official listing on the March Against Monsanto website..

Country State/Province City Facebook Event; RSVP
Australia New South Wales Newcastle
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Australia Queensland Brisbane
Australia South Australia Adelaide
Australia Victoria Bendigo
Australia Victoria Torquay
Austria Kärnten/Carinthia Klagenfurt
Austria Vienna Vienna/Wien
Austria Vorarlberg Bregenz
Belgium Belgium Bruxelles
Bosnia-Herzegovina Banja Luka Banja Luka
Brazil Rio De Janeiro Rio De Janeiro
Canada Alberta Cold Lake
Canada Alberta Edmonton
Canada Alberta Grande Prairie
Canada Alberta Lethbridge
Canada British Columbia Dawson Creek
Canada British Columbia Kelowna
Canada British Columbia Penticton
Canada British Columbia Vancouver
Canada British Columbia Victoria
Canada Manitoba Brandon
Canada Manitoba Winnipeg
Canada Nova Scotia Halifax
Canada Nova Scotia Yarmouth
Canada Ontario Barrie
Canada Ontario Blind River
Canada Ontario Brantford
Canada Ontario Hamilton
Canada Ontario London
Canada Ontario Newmarket
Canada Ontario Oshawa
Canada Ontario Ottawa
Canada Ontario Sault Ste. Marie
Canada Ontario Toronto
Canada Ontario Windsor
Canada Québec Montréal
Canada Saskatchewan Saskatoon
Costa Rica San Jose San Jose
Croatia Zagreb Zagreb
Cyprus Nicosia Nicosia
Czech Republic Prague Prague
Denmark Copenhagen Copenhagen
France Bretagne Brest
France Paris Paris
France Strasbourg Strasbourg
Germany Baden-Württemberg Freiburg im Breisgau
Germany Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart
Germany Bayern München (Munich)
Germany Berlin Berlin
Germany Frankfurt/Main Frankfurt/Main
Germany Hamburg Hamburg
Germany Ingolstadt Ingolstadt
Germany Krefeld Krefeld
Germany Niedersachsen Hannover
Germany Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf
Germany Ostfriesland Leer
Germany Saarland Saarbrücken
Ghana Accra Accra
Greece Athens Athens
Greece Thessaloniki Thessaloniki
India Tamil Nadu Chennai
Ireland Dublin Dublin
Israel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv
México Chiapas San Cristóbal de las Casas
México Guerrero
Namibia Windhoek Windhoek
Netherlands Den Haag Den Haag
Netherlands Zwolle Zwolle
North Island Waikato Hamilton
Norway Oslo Oslo
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon
Portugal Porto Porto
South Africa Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth
South Africa Gauteng Johannesburg
South Africa Kwazulu-Natal Durban
South Africa Western Cape Cape Town
South Africa Western Cape Khayelitsha
Spain Spain Spain
Sweden Göteborg Göteborg
Sweden Halland Falkenberg
Sweden Skåne/Öresund Malmö
Sweden Stockholm Stockholm
Switzerland Zürich Zürich
U.K England Brighton
U.K England Nottingham
U.K England Southampton
U.K England Torquay
United States Alabama Birmingham
United States Alaska Anchorage
United States Alaska Fairbanks
United States Arizona Phoenix
United States Arizona Tucson
United States Arkansas Fayetteville
United States California Alameda
United States California Antelope Valley
United States California Eureka
United States California Fresno
United States California Laguna Beach/OC
United States California Long Beach
United States California Los Angeles
United States California Los Angeles
United States California Monterey
United States California Morgan Hill
United States California Nevada City
United States California Oxnard/Ventrua
United States California Redding
United States California Sacramento
United States California San Diego
United States California San Francisco
United States California San Luis Obispo
United States California Santa Cruz
United States California Sonora
United States California South Lake Tahoe
United States California Temecula
United States California Van Nuys
United States California Ventura
United States Colorado Boulder
United States Colorado Colorado Springs
United States Colorado Denver
United States Colorado Longmont
United States Colorado Pueblo
United States Connecticut Hartford
United States Florida Amelia Island
United States Florida Ft. Myers
United States Florida Hollywood/Ft Lauderdale
United States Florida Jacksonville
United States Florida Kissimmee
United States Florida Lee County
United States Florida Marathon
United States Florida Merritt Island
United States Florida Miami
United States Florida Naples
United States Florida North Port
United States Florida Orlando
United States Florida Ormond Beach
United States Florida Springhill
United States Florida St. Petersburg
United States Florida Tampa
United States Florida Tampa
United States Florida West Palm Beach
United States Florida Winter Haven
United States Georgia Athens
United States Georgia Atlanta
United States Georgia Savannah
United States Hawaii Kauai
United States Hawaii Oahu
United States Hawaii Waikiki
United States Illinois Chicago
United States Illinois Rockford
United States Illinois Springfield
United States Illinois Urbana
United States Indiana Evansville
United States Indiana Fort Wayne
United States Indiana Indianapolis
United States Iowa Davenport
United States Iowa Des Moines
United States Kansas Lawrence
United States Kansas Pittsburg
United States Kansas Wichita
United States Kentucky Florente
United States Kentucky Louisville
United States Louisiana New Orleans
United States Maine Portland
United States Maine Rockland
United States Maryland Easton
United States Maryland Hunt Valley
United States Maryland Westminster
United States Massachusetts Boston
United States Massachusetts Chicopee
United States Massachusetts New Bedford
United States Michigan Ann Arbor
United States Michigan Cheboygan
United States Michigan Detroit
United States Michigan Eastpoint
United States Michigan Madison Heights
United States Michigan Mt. Pleasant
United States Michigan Petoskey
United States Michigan Port Austin
United States Michigan Traverse City
United States Minnesota Duluth
United States Minnesota Twin Cities
United States Mississippi Bay St. Louis
United States Mississippi Starkville
United States Missouri Columbia
United States Missouri Jefferson City
United States Missouri Kansas City
United States Missouri Orrick
United States Missouri St. Louis
United States Montana Bozeman
United States Montana Great Falls
United States Montana Kalispell
United States Montana Missoula
United States Nebraska Omaha
United States Nevada Las Vegas
United States New Hampshire Concord
United States New Jersey Atlantic City
United States New York Albany
United States New York Glens Falls
United States New York Lake Grove
United States New York Long Island
United States New York New York City
United States North Carolina Asheville
United States North Carolina Charlotte
United States North Carolina Fayetteville
United States Ohio Cincinnati
United States Ohio Cleveland
United States Ohio Columbus
United States Ohio Dayton
United States Oklahoma Oklahoma City
United States Oklahoma Tulsa
United States Oregon Coos Bay
United States Oregon Eugene
United States Oregon Madras
United States Oregon Portland
United States Pennsylvania Easton
United States Pennsylvania Lancaster
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia
United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
United States Pennsylvania West Chester
United States South Carolina Charleston
United States South Carolina Columbia
United States South Carolina Greenville
United States Tennessee Knoxville
United States Tennessee Memphis
United States Texas Aberdeen
United States Texas Austin
United States Texas Dallas
United States Texas El Paso
United States Texas Fort Worth
United States Texas Houston
United States Texas McAllen
United States Texas San Antonio
United States Texas Temple
United States Utah Provo
United States Utah Salt Lake City
United States Vermont Montpelier
United States Virgin Islands St Thomas USVI
United States Virginia Richmond
United States Washington Bremerton
United States Washington Longview
United States Washington Seattle
United States Washington Spokane
United States Washington Spokane
United States Washington Vancouver
United States West Virginia Charleston
United States Wisconsin Appleton
United States Wisconsin Fond du Lac
United States Wisconsin Green Bay
United States Wisconsin Kenosha
United States Wisconsin Madison
United States Wisconsin Milwaukee
United States Wyoming Cody

SOURCE: March Against Monsanto — April 24, 2014

TV Coverage of the Protest Outside of the Monsanto Annual Shareholder Meeting

Posted: January 29th, 2014 | Filed under: Press, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

All of the television stations in St. Louis, Missouri covered the protests:



UStream Footage from the Protest Outside of the Monsanto Annual Shareholder Meeting

Posted: January 29th, 2014 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , |


Label The FDA – Photos & Video

Posted: January 11th, 2014 | Filed under: Events, Incident Reports, Photos, Press, Video | Tags: , , , , , |

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Label The FDA

Posted: November 14th, 2013 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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From sunset Friday, January 10 until at least 2am, January 11, 2014, safe food activists will be holding a nighttime vigil outside of the FDA’s Center For Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (5100 Paint Branch Pkwy College Park, MD 20740) to demand the FDA require mandatory labels for foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. Throughout the evening activists will be projecting crowdsourced food labels, photos, and videos submitted by concerned citizens from around the world on to the side of the FDA building.

This demonstration will be taking place at night in the middle of the winter and we anticipate COLD weather. Organizers will bring outdoor heaters and some blankets, but it is advised to bring hand & toe warmers, a warm winter jacket, wool socks, long underwear, blankets, folding chairs, flashlights, a tent & sleeping bag (if you plan on staying overnight), thermos of coffee or tea, signs, and the desire to get the FDA to require mandatory labels.

The FDA’s Center For Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is located at 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy College Park, MD 20740. The building is conveniently located across the street from the College Park Metro Station on the Green Line. We recommend using a SmarTrip card (available for purchase at any station, except Dulles & BWI airports) to bypass the $1 surcharge on paper tickets.

  • If coming by car, there is street parking available near the building as well as a parking garage at the College Park Metro Station ($4.50 per day, credit card only)
  • If coming by Bus or Train, take the Red Line from Union Station in the direction of Shady Grove to the Gallery Place Station, change trains to the Green Line (on the lower level) in the direction of Greenbelt, and get off at the College Park Station.
  • If flying into Reagan National Airport, take the Yellow Line train in the direction of Fort Totten to the Gallery Place Station, change trains to the Green Line (on the lower level) in the direction of Greenbelt, and get off at the College Park Station.
  • If flying into Dulles International Airport, take 5A Bus ($6 exact fare – pickup located at Curb 2E) to the L’Enfant Metro Station, take the Green Line in the direction of Greenbelt, and get off at the College Park Station.
  • If flying into BWI Airport, take the B30 Bus ($6 exact fare – pickups located at Concorse A and E. Follow the signs that say “Public Transit”) to the Greenbelt Metro Station, take the Metro one stop and get off at the College Park Station.

The Washington Metro runs until around 2am and restarts at 7am on Saturday morning.

We know that it may be difficult for many of you to attend in person, but you can still participate by submitting your photos, videos, and mock gmo food labels (upload form below). If you can’t attend in person, please select “Maybe” on the Facebook event page and invite all your friends. If you can come, please select “Going” and invite your friends!

Some questions to ponder:

  • What does GMO labeling mean to you? What would a GMO label look like?
  • How would you like to label the FDA? Do you have video of your March Against Monsanto you’d like to share?
  • Do you have photos from your city’s March Against Monsanto you think would look nice projected on to the building?

Think it over!

In order to prepare the multimedia for projection on Friday, January 10, the window to upload graphics ended on Wednesday, January 8. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed!

Check out the Photos & Videos from our last visit to the FDA’s Center For Food Safety and Applied Nutrition last April!

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Delivery of Monsanto’s Minions Awards and Money Drop

Posted: October 10th, 2013 | Filed under: Photos, Press, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |


Anti-GMO Activists Block Entrance to Congressional Offices to Stop Corporate Lobbying During the Shutdown

Posted: October 9th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |
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Anti-GMO Activists Block Entrance to Congressional Offices to Stop Corporate Lobbying During the Shutdown

Action Follows Delivery of Monsanto’s Minions Awards

WASHINGTON, DC – Activists posing as biotechnology industry lobbyists and processed food industry insiders are on Capitol Hill today delivering “Monsanto’s Minions Awards” to the members of Congress who have worked the hardest to keep their constituents in the dark about the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in America’s food supply.

The activists are representing the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and Occupy Monsanto

Following the awards deliveries to Congressional offices, the anti-GMO activists, posing as the Biotechnology Industry Awards Committee (BIAC), will attempt to shut down entrances to the Congressional office buildings to stop corporate lobbying during the shutdown.

Today’s action, modeled on the one Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies did at the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in 1967, involves dumping out briefcases of cash on the X-ray machines at the entrances where lobbyists are waiting in line to go through the metal detectors and enter the Congressional office buildings. The corporate lobbyists are expected to lunge for the fluttering bills just as the stock traders did, creating a melee that will shut down the entrance.

Lobbyists scurrying to grab dollar bills is an apt metaphor for what’s happening during the shutdown. They are here meeting with the Congresspersons they supported financially during the elections to create or protect federal laws that boost their profits.

“The legislative pressure-cooker created by self-inflicted deadlines and crises like the fiscal cliff, the shutdown and the debt limit are the worst way to write legislation. Corporate lobbyists are here to take advantage of the situation. That’s how we got the Monsanto Protection Act in March. We’re here to try to stop that kind of thing from happening again,” said Alexis Baden-Mayer, political director of the Organic Consumers Association, dressed for the day as Jennetta Kontamy-Nashun, Biotechnology Industry Awards Committee lobbyist.

Monsanto, the target of the anti-GMO activists’ ire, is a company that spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on campaign donations in each election cycle and millions of dollars every year lobbying. In exchange, Congress subsidizes its genetically engineered food and makes sure it isn’t labeled or safety-tested. Monsanto’s minions in Congress are also available to do special favors for the company when the opportunity arises. This is what happened in March when, in order to avert a government shutdown, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) allowed Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to attach a rider to the continuing resolution that took away the power of the judiciary to halt the planting of potentially dangerous new genetically engineered crops.

“Now, it’s the King Amendment. If the Farm Bill gets wrapped up in a budget deal to end the shutdown and raise the debt limit, the House and Senate won’t go to through the normal conference committee process and that will make it harder to keep the King Amendment out. Everything will be dealt with through backroom deals negotiated by the parties’ leadership and the President. It’s so undemocratic! The voters get shut out, while Monsanto and the rest of the big-money agribusiness lobbyists maintain their access,” said Adam Eidinger of Occupy Monsanto, posing as Haywood U. LaBallette, BIAC lobbyist.

The King Amendment to the House version of the Farm Bill was offered by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) in an attempt to block the implementation of a law passed by overwhelmingly by California voters that says farm animals need to be given enough space to spread their limbs and turn around. The King Amendment is so broadly written that it could take away states’ rights to regulate food and farming. The anti-GMO activists are concerned that the King Amendment, or future modifications to it, could be used to take away states’ rights to label genetically engineered food, a proposal that has the support of 93% of the public.

“Congress needs to go back to business as usual and do its work of appropriations and reauthorizations through the normal process. As long as Congress continues to legislate from crisis to crisis, democracy is on hold and corporations have the upper hand. We’re anti-GMO activists, but we’re forced to be pro-democracy activists,” said Gene Crimes of Occupy Monsanto, stepping out of character, as BIAC’s Ralph Alover.

The activists support Rep. David Cicilline’s (D-R.I.) proposal to ban all lobbyists from Capitol Hill during the government shutdown. They want to see Citizens United overturned and the American Anti-Corruption Act passed. They fear that if we don’t get money out of politics, we’ll never be able to pass the laws that the majority of Americans support.

“The only way we can potentially win what Americans already want is by taking our cause directly to the voters at the state level, but Congress could take that away from us, too. We’re really worried that if Initiative 522 passes in Washington State, Monsanto will use one of these crises as an opportunity to slip language into some thousand-page bill to overturn it,” said Ariel Vegosen of Occupy Monsanto, taking a break from her role as BIAC’s Olive Lotta Pestasydes.

Initiative 522 is a Washington State voter initiative on the ballot on November 5 that would label genetically engineered food. The biotech and processed food industries led by Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) are spending more than $17 million to trick voters into defeating the initiative. If they don’t succeed, they’ll turn to Congress. They have many allies, including progressives like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) who have championed Monsanto and the GMA’s proposal for voluntary rather than mandatory labels.

Monsanto’s Minions Awards Vote Results


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