Donate to the Occupy Monsanto Legal Defense Fund


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.



March Against Monsanto, May 24, 2014

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

MAM24 FLYER March Against Monsanto, May 24, 2014 USDA Tumors Protest Organize organic Notes Monsanto Protection Act Monsanto March Against Monsanto March infertility GMO Seeds GMO Labeling gmo Global Day of Action FDA EPA Demonstration Congress civil disobedience cancer Boycott birth defects Activism #OpMonsanto

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, March Against Monsanto in your community! Below is a spreadsheet export made on May 21, 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 URL
Bolivia Cochabamba Cochabamba http://on.fb.me/1lwxX2G
Argentina Buenos Aires La Plata http://on.fb.me/1gjB2a7
Australia Western Australia Perth http://on.fb.me/1fjgYUV
Australia New South Wales Sydney http://on.fb.me/1jEJz7q
Australia Victoria Torquay http://on.fb.me/1jwMIVg
Australia Victoria Melbourne http://on.fb.me/1m9iiwH
Australia South Australia Adelaide http://on.fb.me/1mNY6Q0
Australia Victoria Bendigo http://on.fb.me/1qVOEaT
Australia Queensland Brisbane http://on.fb.me/MJOrug
Australia New South Wales Newcastle http://on.fb.me/R2DDtX
Austria Vienna Vienna/Wien http://on.fb.me/1dPw24V
Austria Vorarlberg Bregenz http://on.fb.me/1gqPFsB
Austria Kärnten/Carinthia Klagenfurt http://on.fb.me/1knFfI6
Belgium Belgium Bruxelles http://on.fb.me/1ab8L2E
Bosnia-Herzegovina Banja Luka Banja Luka http://on.fb.me/1aol9oR
Brazil Rio De Janeiro Rio De Janeiro http://on.fb.me/1qrhuS4
Canada Québec Montréal http://on.fb.me/1979Own
Canada Ontario Hamilton http://on.fb.me/1asUcnA
Canada Nova Scotia Yarmouth http://on.fb.me/1cjqar6
Canada British Columbia Kelowna http://on.fb.me/1d0Veq2
Canada Alberta Cold Lake http://on.fb.me/1eELENo
Canada British Columbia Penticton http://on.fb.me/1emjxzP
Canada Saskatchewan Saskatoon http://on.fb.me/1flr5Wg
Canada Ontario London http://on.fb.me/1fXqE7C
Canada Nova Scotia Halifax http://on.fb.me/1g09cvr
Canada Alberta Edmonton http://on.fb.me/1gCOmBv
Canada British Columbia Chase http://on.fb.me/1gJWqAk
Canada Alberta Grande Prairie http://on.fb.me/1gPq9vh
Canada Ontario Oshawa http://on.fb.me/1gSgam9
Canada British Columbia Vancouver http://on.fb.me/1i06MvV
Canada Alberta Calgary http://on.fb.me/1iUNFHG
Canada British Columbia Dawson Creek http://on.fb.me/1iVAk1a
Canada Ontario Newmarket http://on.fb.me/1l8L3X7
Canada British Columbia Victoria http://on.fb.me/1la2VlM
Canada Ontario Blind River http://on.fb.me/1lIwEj6
Canada Manitoba Winnipeg http://on.fb.me/1maNQyt
Canada Prince Edward Island Charlottetown http://on.fb.me/1nGqOAB
Canada Alberta Lethbridge http://on.fb.me/1nqBWiG
Canada Ontario Windsor http://on.fb.me/1nX0WRA
Canada British Columbia Vernon http://on.fb.me/1oUK8tI
Canada Québec Québec City http://on.fb.me/1upvj6C
Canada Manitoba Brandon http://on.fb.me/K4ggfc
Canada Ontario Toronto http://on.fb.me/M9ib2Z
Canada Ontario Barrie http://on.fb.me/MRJI9G
Canada Ontario Ottawa http://on.fb.me/MxbtoP
Canada Ontario Sault Ste. Marie http://on.fb.me/Q12NIb
Canada Ontario Brantford http://on.fb.me/Q1GTVB
Canada New Brunswick Bathurst http://on.fb.me/Q1uoss
Canada Alberta Red Deer http://on.fb.me/RINpl9
Costa Rica San Jose San Jose http://on.fb.me/1iX6PKs
Croatia Zagreb Zagreb http://on.fb.me/1dyoipv
Cyprus Nicosia Nicosia http://on.fb.me/1dt0vG4
Czech Republic Prague Prague http://on.fb.me/1eyIkQZ
Denmark Copenhagen Copenhagen http://on.fb.me/1e66aZw
Denmark Fyn Svendborg http://on.fb.me/RE6iFx
France Strasbourg Strasbourg http://on.fb.me/19VZV7M
France Rhône-Alpes Lyon http://on.fb.me/1gO7hch
France Guingamp Guingamp http://on.fb.me/1ibLdb9
France Paris Paris http://on.fb.me/1k6tW7b
France Languedoc-Roussillon Montpellier http://on.fb.me/1kH3ul7
France Bretagne Brest http://on.fb.me/1nGxdv3
France Toulouse Toulouse http://on.fb.me/1nU63n9
France New Caledonia Island Nouméa http://on.fb.me/1vfQGrs
Germany Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart http://on.fb.me/1di0NnE
Germany Niedersachsen Hannover http://on.fb.me/1dzS4gV
Germany Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf http://on.fb.me/1ew585f
Germany Ostfriesland Leer http://on.fb.me/1gEaoW0
Germany Baden-Württemberg Mannheim http://on.fb.me/1gF2GZV
Germany Bayern München (Munich) http://on.fb.me/1i1q0RC
Germany Krefeld Krefeld http://on.fb.me/1iIUInU
Germany Ingolstadt Ingolstadt http://on.fb.me/1ivc2KF
Germany Berlin Berlin http://on.fb.me/1l6Qmb9
Germany Frankfurt/Main Frankfurt/Main http://on.fb.me/1lmtAw1
Germany Baden-Württemberg Freiburg im Breisgau http://on.fb.me/1mqEL4h
Germany Saarland Saarbrücken http://on.fb.me/1mt57Wi
Germany Hamburg Hamburg http://on.fb.me/PYVTUc
Ghana Accra Accra http://on.fb.me/PSukvV
Greece Athens Athens http://on.fb.me/1euAGeQ
Greece Thessaloniki Thessaloniki http://on.fb.me/1hGxIl1
India Tamil Nadu Trichy http://on.fb.me/1gFb8sk
India New Delhi New Delhi http://on.fb.me/1iJm4ot
India Tamil Nadu Madurai http://on.fb.me/1j4ew4i
India Tamil Nadu Erode http://on.fb.me/1miO6Na
India Tamil Nadu Chennai http://on.fb.me/1qgnKu3
Ireland Cork Cork http://on.fb.me/1fbMDHL
Ireland Dublin Dublin http://on.fb.me/1meI6Hj
Ireland Ulster Donegal http://on.fb.me/QKw0XV
Israel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv http://on.fb.me/1g1KpI3
Italy Emilia-Romagna Bologna http://on.fb.me/RMPufG
Mexico Guanajuato Leon http://on.fb.me/1rYOvUJ
México Guerrero Acapulco de Juárez http://on.fb.me/16wc3Jz
México Chiapas San Cristóbal de las Casas http://on.fb.me/1dDqHRc
México Distrito Federal Mexico City http://on.fb.me/1jBdRZx
México Ciudad de México Ciudad de México http://on.fb.me/1uuZVDR
Namibia Windhoek Windhoek http://on.fb.me/173SH15
Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam http://on.fb.me/1jkPx8m
Netherlands Den Haag Den Haag http://on.fb.me/1n2P7ud
Netherlands Zwolle Zwolle http://on.fb.me/HMaI7V
Netherlands Groningen Groningen http://on.fb.me/SZ6wbj
North Island Bay of Plenty Tauranga http://on.fb.me/1j83M4L
North Island Wellington Wellington http://on.fb.me/1o1mgVB
North Island Waikato Hamilton http://on.fb.me/PtxmWr
Norway Kristiansand Kristiansand http://on.fb.me/1nUs5GA
Norway Oslo Oslo http://on.fb.me/HNBBIQ
Norway Hordaland Bergen http://on.fb.me/RfIvv8
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon http://on.fb.me/1grOt1a
Portugal Porto Porto http://on.fb.me/1i5C3wZ
Puerto Rico San Juan San Juan http://on.fb.me/1vbOdOB
Romania Cluj Cluj-Napoca http://on.fb.me/1mRrkyJ
Serbia Novi Sad, Niš, Belgrade Novi Sad, Niš, Belgrade http://on.fb.me/18RXJYi
South Africa Western Cape Cape Town http://on.fb.me/16c3V2Y
South Africa Gauteng Johannesburg http://on.fb.me/1aqpEA0
South Africa Kwazulu-Natal Durban http://on.fb.me/1fU7s9x
South Africa Western Cape Khayelitsha http://on.fb.me/1mKwywd
South Africa Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth http://on.fb.me/GYW8dv
South Africa Mpumalanga Pilgrim’s Rest http://on.fb.me/RCMcv3
South Korea Seoul Seoul http://on.fb.me/1tOlf6O
Spain Spain Spain http://on.fb.me/1bWcReX
Spain Cataluña Barcelona http://on.fb.me/1iLuIY6
Sweden Skåne/Öresund Malmö http://on.fb.me/1izJvEJ
Sweden Värmland Molkom http://on.fb.me/1lgjJGJ
Sweden Göteborg Göteborg http://on.fb.me/1qZXUNa
Sweden Stockholm Stockholm http://on.fb.me/Lqs5xr
Sweden Halland Falkenberg http://on.fb.me/PgrfEZ
Switzerland Zürich Zürich http://on.fb.me/1gtw6Ji
Taiwan Northern Taiwan Taipei http://on.fb.me/1jAd0Cr
Taiwan Western Taiwan Taichung http://on.fb.me/RWKq8C
Turkey Istanbul Istanbul http://on.fb.me/1nNvveq
U.K England Southampton http://on.fb.me/18FysCd
U.K England Brighton http://on.fb.me/1bU3Nmt
U.K England London http://on.fb.me/1hMp048
U.K England Torquay http://on.fb.me/1r0uvjV
U.K England Nottingham http://on.fb.me/MarAYj
United States Missouri Kansas City http://on.fb.me/16c2zoI
United States North Carolina Charlotte http://on.fb.me/16fLZEL
United States Massachusetts Chicopee http://on.fb.me/16tO6Ow
United States California San Francisco http://on.fb.me/16WQpvb
United States Maryland Easton http://on.fb.me/175fPfu
United States Florida Jacksonville http://on.fb.me/17HL3d8
United States Pennsylvania West Chester http://on.fb.me/17QDy1u
United States California Alameda http://on.fb.me/17S9u24
United States Missouri Columbia http://on.fb.me/18Iu9ZI
United States South Carolina Charleston http://on.fb.me/18xsPZQ
United States Minnesota Duluth http://on.fb.me/18y9ioD
United States West Virginia Charleston http://on.fb.me/19lE5oh
United States Wisconsin Green Bay http://on.fb.me/19ojfbY
United States Illinois Chicago http://on.fb.me/19oxvgE
United States Florida Ft. Myers http://on.fb.me/19URGIU
United States Missouri St. Louis http://on.fb.me/1aAqQHl
United States Colorado Longmont http://on.fb.me/1ab9f93
United States Colorado Pueblo http://on.fb.me/1avLvvk
United States Florida Orlando http://on.fb.me/1avSbJM
United States Nevada Las Vegas http://on.fb.me/1b3fvcX
United States Tennessee Knoxville http://on.fb.me/1b5yt9b
United States Massachusetts Boston http://on.fb.me/1b6NphB
United States Georgia Atlanta http://on.fb.me/1b6PcTE
United States New Hampshire Concord http://on.fb.me/1bCIita
United States California Oxnard/Ventrua http://on.fb.me/1bjqt4s
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia http://on.fb.me/1bk8olL
United States California Laguna Beach/OC http://on.fb.me/1bS5Nvi
United States Florida West Palm Beach http://on.fb.me/1bShPJk
United States Arizona Tucson http://on.fb.me/1bXroGX
United States Michigan Ann Arbor http://on.fb.me/1c5kUkG
United States Wisconsin Fond du Lac http://on.fb.me/1c74SH4
United States Maryland Westminster http://on.fb.me/1c7hBts
United States Colorado Denver http://on.fb.me/1c7W5FO
United States Florida Kissimmee http://on.fb.me/1c8GXME
United States Florida Amelia Island http://on.fb.me/1caxeQH
United States Mississippi Starkville http://on.fb.me/1cJPHVS
United States Texas Houston http://on.fb.me/1cnUII2
United States Maine Portland http://on.fb.me/1cyDNCQ
United States Virgin Islands St Thomas USVI http://on.fb.me/1d2kekt
United States Colorado Colorado Springs http://on.fb.me/1d4IGn3
United States Texas Fort Worth http://on.fb.me/1dDHsdO
United States Pennsylvania Lancaster http://on.fb.me/1dFtwyj
United States Ohio Cincinnati http://on.fb.me/1djUOeu
United States Oregon Portland http://on.fb.me/1dSxecT
United States Massachusetts New Bedford http://on.fb.me/1dt286B
United States Kentucky Louisville http://on.fb.me/1dth99M
United States Michigan Traverse City http://on.fb.me/1dWALGP
United States California Ventura http://on.fb.me/1dyqLA7
United States New Jersey Atlantic City http://on.fb.me/1e8MuDd
United States Kansas Wichita http://on.fb.me/1eBwt7M
United States Texas Austin http://on.fb.me/1eCrc0t
United States Hawaii Oahu http://on.fb.me/1eGND0Y
United States New York Albany http://on.fb.me/1eVA9z3
United States Vermont Montpelier http://on.fb.me/1eVD4ba
United States Louisiana New Orleans http://on.fb.me/1evz0BO
United States Washington Seattle http://on.fb.me/1ezojNh
United States Florida Lee County http://on.fb.me/1falm3m
United States Alaska Anchorage http://on.fb.me/1fbxhwi
United States California Fresno http://on.fb.me/1fcqWXP
United States Ohio Maumee http://on.fb.me/1fEaIC0
United States Alaska Fairbanks http://on.fb.me/1fJYVX1
United States Montana Great Falls http://on.fb.me/1fO8wug
United States Michigan Port Austin http://on.fb.me/1fpIISr
United States Arkansas Mountain View http://on.fb.me/1fTy2LX
United States Mississippi Bay St. Louis http://on.fb.me/1g1POP8
United States New York New York City http://on.fb.me/1g231r5
United States Massachusetts Amherst http://on.fb.me/1g5l2TG
United States California Sacramento http://on.fb.me/1gbAfob
United States Maryland Ocean City http://on.fb.me/1gDja51
United States California Los Angeles http://on.fb.me/1gdxyWI
United States California Santa Cruz http://on.fb.me/1geiVRX
United States Washington Longview http://on.fb.me/1gf8gGJ
United States California Antelope Valley http://on.fb.me/1gh9WeN
United States New York Lake Grove http://on.fb.me/1gKpb2D
United States Florida Merritt Island http://on.fb.me/1gQYgy4
United States California San Luis Obispo http://on.fb.me/1gslDkn
United States Oregon Madras http://on.fb.me/1gTgXHD
United States California Riverside http://on.fb.me/1gTv2Qv
United States Ohio Columbus http://on.fb.me/1gXH0wj
United States Michigan Madison Heights http://on.fb.me/1gXyPuV
United States Florida Marathon http://on.fb.me/1h08xMP
United States Pennsylvania Easton http://on.fb.me/1h0J1Cq
United States Minnesota Twin Cities http://on.fb.me/1h61RNT
United States New York Long Island http://on.fb.me/1h9sPkd
United States California Eureka http://on.fb.me/1hDpCM1
United States Michigan Cheboygan http://on.fb.me/1heQ53b
United States Kentucky Florente http://on.fb.me/1hLPf9K
United States Michigan Mt. Pleasant http://on.fb.me/1hMGiCO
United States Hawaii Kailua-Kona http://on.fb.me/1hpgA2B
United States California Sonora http://on.fb.me/1iDC8sm
United States Florida Tampa http://on.fb.me/1iguX8x
United States California Nevada City http://on.fb.me/1iGwitz
United States Connecticut Mystic http://on.fb.me/1ii1IHN
United States Texas Temple http://on.fb.me/1iI1Kb3
United States Colorado Boulder http://on.fb.me/1iILrfr
United States Arkansas Fayetteville http://on.fb.me/1iiUKAT
United States Washington Spokane http://on.fb.me/1iMCbo9
United States Hawaii Waikiki http://on.fb.me/1iPIJ4a
United States Hawaii Kauai http://on.fb.me/1iToenc
United States Massachusetts Fitchburg http://on.fb.me/1j84wav
United States South Carolina Greenville http://on.fb.me/1j9qnws
United States California Rancho Cucamonga http://on.fb.me/1jbkMbR
United States Ohio Cleveland http://on.fb.me/1jCI2iG
United States New York Glens Falls http://on.fb.me/1jGr0Qs
United States Oregon Salem http://on.fb.me/1jHeFpK
United States Texas Aberdeen http://on.fb.me/1jk8X2y
United States Missouri Orrick http://on.fb.me/1jkbYjv
United States Missouri Springfield/Branson http://on.fb.me/1jkW4jl
United States Ohio Dayton http://on.fb.me/1jOkbdZ
United States California Sebastopol http://on.fb.me/1jUJ1KH
United States Wisconsin Kenosha http://on.fb.me/1jvouOf
United States Iowa Davenport http://on.fb.me/1jWzRLW
United States Colorado Vail Valley http://on.fb.me/1jzSxmf
United States Florida Melbourne http://on.fb.me/1k0v79m
United States Rhode Island Providence http://on.fb.me/1k2YOXf
United States Alabama Huntsville http://on.fb.me/1k320SB
United States South Carolina Regina http://on.fb.me/1k3xyZp
United States Nebraska Omaha http://on.fb.me/1kA2e2J
United States Indiana Evansville http://on.fb.me/1kAQlfl
United States Florida Hollywood/Ft Lauderdale http://on.fb.me/1kdknGQ
United States California Temecula http://on.fb.me/1klcP2i
United States Texas McAllen http://on.fb.me/1kMXQOM
United States Indiana Fort Wayne http://on.fb.me/1kqfPK0
United States Oregon Eugene http://on.fb.me/1kx4yXD
United States Oregon Coos Bay http://on.fb.me/1kz5HQ5
United States California South Lake Tahoe http://on.fb.me/1lBEe2O
United States Virginia Norfolk http://on.fb.me/1ljVYKl
United States California San Diego http://on.fb.me/1lk6eUY
United States Maine Rockland http://on.fb.me/1lqxViU
United States California Redding http://on.fb.me/1lrlFNH
United States Florida St. Petersburg http://on.fb.me/1lzCkiq
United States Michigan Detroit http://on.fb.me/1lZZcbg
United States Illinois Springfield http://on.fb.me/1m7RsnJ
United States Illinois Urbana http://on.fb.me/1mdCJFm
United States Arizona Phoenix http://on.fb.me/1mgp7fy
United States Massachusetts Hull http://on.fb.me/1mrGZo9
United States New York Buffalo http://on.fb.me/1msEvU9
United States Florida Cocoa Beach http://on.fb.me/1mu0QP8
United States Idaho Twin Falls http://on.fb.me/1mVr7dS
United States Utah Provo http://on.fb.me/1mvyzIy
United States Illinois Rockford http://on.fb.me/1mWGQJt
United States Texas Dallas http://on.fb.me/1mx0ef7
United States Idaho Boise http://on.fb.me/1mYi07M
United States West Virginia Martinsburg http://on.fb.me/1mZ8p0s
United States Kansas Pittsburg http://on.fb.me/1n1uUVI
United States Kansas Lawrence http://on.fb.me/1n6joZh
United States Colorado Loveland http://on.fb.me/1nA1aQf
United States Texas El Paso http://on.fb.me/1niitSN
United States Washington Bellingham http://on.fb.me/1nKgxCI
United States Michigan Petoskey http://on.fb.me/1nWuu0T
United States Florida Pensacola http://on.fb.me/1nxu7w9
United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh http://on.fb.me/1nzi16D
United States Michigan Kalamazoo http://on.fb.me/1nzvOH6
United States Washington Olympia http://on.fb.me/1o303q4
United States Tennessee Memphis http://on.fb.me/1okzehV
United States California Morgan Hill http://on.fb.me/1ovI3If
United States Maryland Hunt Valley http://on.fb.me/1p2CWNz
United States Florida Ormond Beach http://on.fb.me/1p2JeiR
United States Iowa Des Moines http://on.fb.me/1pasINH
United States California San Jose http://on.fb.me/1q1KWS7
United States California Monterey http://on.fb.me/1qcCImL
United States Georgia Savannah http://on.fb.me/1qEzOXY
United States Texas Lubbock http://on.fb.me/1qLIkIo
United States Florida Winter Haven http://on.fb.me/1qlqSGO
United States Washington Spokane http://on.fb.me/1qQ31gS
United States Florida Tampa http://on.fb.me/1qrzbit
United States Florida North Port http://on.fb.me/1qskhbU
United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. http://on.fb.me/1rQ3dx8
United States Washington Vancouver http://on.fb.me/1rvp9jM
United States California Los Angeles http://on.fb.me/1tfL2EG
United States California Victorville http://on.fb.me/1uWhkp5
United States Michigan Gwinn http://on.fb.me/1vl194M
United States North Carolina Fayetteville http://on.fb.me/HDHsAQ
United States Indiana Indianapolis http://on.fb.me/HTzjbJ
United States Missouri Jefferson City http://on.fb.me/HuzN7R
United States North Carolina Asheville http://on.fb.me/HWnYIf
United States Michigan Eastpoint http://on.fb.me/I1ZgoT
United States Montana Bozeman http://on.fb.me/I2010Y
United States Utah Salt Lake City http://on.fb.me/I351mv
United States South Carolina Columbia http://on.fb.me/J8CnBu
United States Oklahoma Oklahoma City http://on.fb.me/J8CRaO
United States Wisconsin Appleton http://on.fb.me/LBRpjD
United States Oklahoma Tulsa http://on.fb.me/Lg0tKO
United States California Van Nuys http://on.fb.me/LWKi66
United States Montana Missoula http://on.fb.me/LXvzb6
United States Montana Kalispell http://on.fb.me/MxqTc3
United States Virginia Richmond http://on.fb.me/MxrvhQ
United States Washington Bremerton http://on.fb.me/Nx0YRN
United States Texas San Antonio http://on.fb.me/OkcCRq
United States California Long Beach http://on.fb.me/PtwwZI
United States Florida Springhill http://on.fb.me/Q8GlOe
United States Florida Miami http://on.fb.me/Qi0Rvl
United States Alabama Birmingham http://on.fb.me/QpOsFF
United States Florida Naples http://on.fb.me/QsvC0E
United States Georgia Athens http://on.fb.me/RBRhVi
United States California Beaumont http://on.fb.me/RGCPL5
United States New Mexico Silver City http://on.fb.me/RIR81Y
United States New York Rochester http://on.fb.me/TcqgIG
United States California Atwater http://on.fb.me/TcrWlz
United States New Mexico Albuquerque http://tinyurl.com/lnjjvqn

SOURCE: March Against Monsanto — May 21, 2014

Label The FDA – Photos & Video

Posted: January 11th, 2014 | Filed under: Events, Incident Reports, Photos, Press, Video | Tags: , , , , , |
DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG




LABELtheFDA5 Label The FDA   Photos & Video Protest Label the FDA GMO Labeling FDA Demonstration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition


(more…)

Monsanto Rejects GMO Labeling Shareholder Proposal in SEC Proxy Statement

Posted: December 9th, 2013 | Filed under: Genetic Crimes, Research, Resources | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Proxy Item No. 4: Shareowner Proposal One

This proposal was submitted by Adam Eidinger, Washington, D.C. As of July 30, 2013, Mr. Eidinger indicated that he held 75 shares of Monsanto common stock. The proposal has been carefully considered by the board of directors, which has concluded that its adoption would not be in the best interests of the company or its shareowners. For the reasons stated after the proposal, the board recommends a vote “Against” the shareowner proposal.

The proposal and supporting statement are presented as received from the shareowner proponent in accordance with the rules of the SEC, and the board of directors and the company disclaim any responsibility for its content. We will furnish, orally or in writing as requested, the address of the proponent of this shareowner proposal promptly upon written or oral request directed to the company’s Secretary.

Information regarding the inclusion of proposals in Monsanto’s proxy statement can be found on page 82 under Shareowner Proposals for 2015 Annual Meeting.


Shareowner Statement
WHEREAS:

  • Genetic engineering is the direct manipulation of an organism’s genome using biotechnology.
  • For thousands of years, mankind has modified plants through grafting, artificial selection, and without the use of genetic engineering.
  • Transgenic DNA produced through modern genetic engineering is not found in natural foods and was not in the food supply of previous generations of mankind.
  • Americans have the right to know what they are eating.
  • U.S. law does not require the labeling of patented biotechnology in foods sold in grocery stores.
  • Company stands by its products and believes they are safe.
  • Due to the uncertainty regarding the potential negative side effects of genetic engineering on humans, animals, and the environment, it is imperative that the Company be transparent with customers concerning our labeling efforts.
  • The Company’s Pledge [1] says that we will ensure that “information is available, accessible, and understandable.”
  • Transparency provides consumers the power to decide what kind of foods are grown on farms and served on dinner tables.
  • Over 60 countries around the world have regulations concerning the labeling of foods produced using genetic engineering.
  • In 2002, the Company said “Food Labeling. It has Monsanto’s Full Backing” in regards to the labeling of genetically engineered foods in the United Kingdom.
  • In 2013, there was legislation introduced in over two dozen U.S. state legislatures concerning the labeling of foods created using genetic engineering.
  • The state legislatures of Connecticut and Maine have passed legislation requiring foods sold in those states to be labeled if they were produced using genetic engineering, but only 4 or more other New England states pass similar legislation.
  • The Company spent $8,112,866.55 in 2012 to prevent California residents from voting to increase transparency in their state’s food labels.
  • As of July 2013, the Company has spent $242,156.25 to prevent Washington state residents from voting to increase transparency in their state’s food labels.
  • The money spent by the Company to prevent legislation that discloses whether food produced using genetic engineering dilutes shareowners earnings per share.
  • The Company believes that nationwide regulations are needed to prevent 56 different state & territory food labeling laws.

RESOLVED: The Monsanto Board shall prepare a report, at reasonable expense and omitting proprietary information, assessing any material financial risks or operational potential impacts on the Company in order to:

  • Work with the FDA to develop food labeling guidelines for American consumers that discloses whether genetic engineering was used to produce the food;
  • Work with the FDA to develop standard threshold of 0.9% or higher for foods created with genetic engineering
  • Analyze the inclusion of U.S. patent numbers on American food labels where patented biotechnology was used to produce the food;

The report shall be available by July 1, 2014 and be posted online on our Company’s website. In order to ensure that our Company upholds its pledge of transparency, we urge a vote FOR this resolution.
[1] “Our Pledge” – Transparency: http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/Pages/monsanto-pledge.aspx


THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE “AGAINST” THE FOREGOING PROPOSAL FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

Food is one of the most important and significant facets of our world. It is a critically important issue to everyone and is the focus of debates and dialogues from the halls of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, to the grocery store aisles in Buenos Aires, to the open markets in Cairo. There are diverse points of views on everything from food security, to subsidies, to sustainable intensification, to loss and waste, to distribution systems and even to labeling. It matters to people where food comes from, how it is produced, and how food safety is ensured. As a seed company that participates in the agriculture food value chain, we are actively listening to and participating with others in this dialogue about food. In addition:

  • Our work in agriculture represents just one component of a broad and diverse food value chain that involves many parties. The proponent is seeking a report about the impact of the company’s working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to effect a change in labeling on consumer food products. These are not Monsanto products nor are they manufactured, controlled, packaged or labeled by our company. We sell seed to farmers, who often sell their crop harvest to a grain processor, who sells grain or ingredients to a food company, who may further process the ingredients, then manufacture the food item, which it then sells to a retailer, who ultimately sells the finished product to a consumer. As a company that is focused on agricultural productivity and which sells products to farmers our position in the chain does not afford us the expertise that would inform an assessment of consumer food packaging information.
  • Genetically modified (GM) crops are but one important tool that farmers may choose in engaging in sustainable agriculture. Farmers, whether they adopt conventional, GM or organic seeds, employ a variety of production practices to control weeds and pests and improve the yield of their crops. In order to reduce the need for topical controls or other practices, millions of farmers around the world choose to control weeds and pests, and protect their crops’ yield, through GM seeds, which incorporate a new gene in the seed, such as a protein from a bacterium that is commonly applied over the top of conventional and organic crops to control pests.
  • We support current FDA guidance on food labeling which is based on the attributes of the food itself. In the United States, the FDA regulates the safety and labeling of foods and food products derived from crops (conventional, GM, and organic), and all must meet the same safety requirements. FDA guidance requires labeling of food products containing ingredients derived from GM crops if there is a meaningful difference in composition, nutrition or safety between that food and its counterpart derived from conventional crops. In the absence of such a difference, the FDA has determined that mandatory labeling is not required. The American Medical Association (AMA) supports the FDA’s approach and approved a formal statement asserting that there is no scientific justification for special labeling of foods containing GM ingredients. FDA guidance does not require labeling of production practices used by farmers employing conventional or organic methods to control weeds and pests and improve their yields.
  • We support voluntary labeling to support consumer choice, provided the label is truthful and not misleading. We recognize that some consumers may prefer to avoid foods that contain GM ingredients. Food companies recognize this as well, and are providing these customers the choices they prefer through organic offerings or by voluntarily labeling their products “non-GM”. People who prefer to purchase non-GM foods can easily find such products. The FDA allows food manufacturers to label their products voluntarily to indicate certain attributes or production methods (e.g., organic, conventional or GM), provided the label is truthful and not misleading. We support this approach and are pleased to sell our seed products to farmers employing any of these production methods. For more information about our views on consumer choice and proposals that would mandate labeling of food products containing GM ingredients, please visit http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/Pages/food-labeling.aspx.
  • We believe that mandatory labeling of GM ingredients where there is no meaningful difference in nutrition or safety could confuse and mislead consumers. Demands for mandatory labeling of GM ingredients as a matter of consumer choice may instead lead to a reduction in consumer choice by misleading consumers into thinking products bearing such a label are not safe, are less nutritious or are otherwise inferior to similar products without the label. Indeed, the pejorative connotation of a mandatory label could result in consumers viewing it as a warning statement that could scare them about the foods they have come to like and trust. The suggestion advanced in the proposal is that the company should advocate for the proponent’s preference for labeling consumer food products, which is contrary to the position we have stated publicly and contrary to the views of our customers and the food value chain.
  • We support transparency and dialogue about biotechnology and our products, both with our customers and with consumers. In the United States, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, of which the company is a member, recognizes that some consumers may have questions about GM production methods and food ingredients and is providing information through a dedicated website, http://factsaboutgmos.org/. This site informs readers that if the ingredient label on a food or beverage in the U.S. indicates that the product contains corn or soy, the product most likely contains ingredients derived from GM seeds because a very high percentage of corn and soy in the United States is grown from GM seed products. In addition, www.monsanto.com, provides extensive information about biotechnology benefits and safety, generally, and Monsanto’s genetically modified seed products, specifically. Recently, Monsanto has worked with other seed companies to make additional information about agricultural biotechnology available to interested consumers. The website GMOanswers (http://www.gmoanswers.com) invites consumers to ask questions about agricultural biotechnology. General safety and benefits questions are addressed by independent experts; company-specific questions are addressed by company representatives.
  • Assessing the inclusion of U.S. patent numbers related to biotechnology on American food labels is unrelated to our business and such labeling would likely be disruptive to the food supply chain. The consumer food product labels that the proposal suggests analyzing are unrelated to our business of selling seed products to farmers. The proposed assessment would provide no meaningful information to shareowners. The proposal appears to suggest that the inclusion of patent numbers on product labels might serve as indicia that a product contains ingredients derived from GM seeds. The food manufacturer would then be burdened with significant compliance challenges if required to specifically identify the variety of seeds that produced grain that was ultimately processed in the food. Given the extensive pre-commercial food safety assessment and regulatory reviews by government officials, the U.S. food system operates effectively and efficiently in managing commodity crops, such as corn, soy and cotton. A separate program would be required to harvest, crush, store, transport and process by particular seed varieties, in order to enable labeling to that level of specificity, and would undermine the system.


THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS
A VOTE “AGAINST”
THIS SHAREOWNER PROPOSAL
AND YOUR PROXY WILL BE SO VOTED IF THE PROPOSAL IS PRESENTED
UNLESS YOU SPECIFY OTHERWISE


SOURCE: Page 76, Monsanto Company Proxy Statement, Securities and Exchange Commission

Label The FDA

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

label the FDA flyer WEB Label The FDA Vigil Protest Projection Michael Taylor GMO Labeling gmo Food labels Food and Drug Administration FDA Demonstration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition


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.


WHAT TO BRING
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.


GETTING TO THE FDA
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!

label the fda web3 Label The FDA Vigil Protest Projection Michael Taylor GMO Labeling gmo Food labels Food and Drug Administration FDA Demonstration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

March Against Monsanto – Worldwide, October 12, 2013

Posted: September 16th, 2013 | Filed under: Events, Resources | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Occupy Monsanto proudly supports the March Against Monsanto.

Below is the most recent listing of the 404 confirmed events:

Country State/Province City Facebook Event
Argentina Buenos Aires Buenos Aires http://on.fb.me/1dLjOgy
Argentina Espírito Santo Vitória http://on.fb.me/GOdI3G
Australia South Australia Adelaide http://on.fb.me/18PwkMx
Australia New South Wales Bellingen http://on.fb.me/18PvRtT
Australia Queensland Brisbane http://on.fb.me/12HdWjh
Australia New South Wales Byron Bay http://on.fb.me/15ok0Ai
Australia Queensland Cairns http://on.fb.me/15QxIhi
Australia AustralianCapitalTerritory Canberra http://on.fb.me/18fELxV
Australia Queensland Gold Coast http://on.fb.me/1dCTqGp
Australia Tasmania Hobart http://on.fb.me/1dDYae4
Australia Western Australia Margaret River http://on.fb.me/18gsJ7w
Australia Victoria Melbourne http://on.fb.me/1fbZ45N
Australia New South Wales Newcastle http://on.fb.me/1djyXoX
Australia Western Australia Perth http://on.fb.me/1fupo8F
Australia Queensland Redcliffe http://on.fb.me/15PhnI1
Australia New South Wales Sydney http://on.fb.me/18l7K3Z
Austria Vorarlberg Bregenz http://on.fb.me/1ceh5y1
Austria Tirol Innsbruck http://on.fb.me/19pz55
Austria Kärnten/Carinthia Klagenfurt http://on.fb.me/1eXynBH
Austria Vienna Vienna/Wien http://on.fb.me/18ymigY
Belgium Belgium Antwerp http://on.fb.me/1h4cmgk
Belgium Belgium Bruxelles http://on.fb.me/14GmXOi
Bosnia-Herzegovina Banja Luka Banja Luka http://on.fb.me/1aZdGjy
Brazil Rio De Janeiro Rio De Janeiro http://on.fb.me/18tHEKm
Brazil Sao Paulo Sao Paulo http://on.fb.me/1eCUMmC
Canada British Columbia Abbotsford http://on.fb.me/1fSjXhg
Canada Ontario Brantford http://on.fb.me/16tNDA2
Canada Alberta Calgary http://on.fb.me/14K2iDG
Canada British Columbia Castelgar http://on.fb.me/1fGJBed
Canada British Columbia Comox Valley http://on.fb.me/GzFLDe
Canada British Columbia Creston http://on.fb.me/1fX1tfH
Canada British Columbia Dawson Creek http://on.fb.me/19tOq2W
Canada Alberta Drayton Valley http://on.fb.me/15mkXLs
Canada Alberta Edmonton http://on.fb.me/15InJsV
Canada Alberta Grande Prairie http://on.fb.me/14weRCl
Canada Ontario Guelph http://on.fb.me/19xxqrs
Canada Nova Scotia Halifax http://on.fb.me/YvVw5I
Canada Ontario Hamilton http://on.fb.me/1dYMq5W
Canada British Columbia Kelowna http://on.fb.me/15PlwM6
Canada Newfoundland Labrador http://on.fb.me/15hSvrW
Canada Ontario London http://on.fb.me/1fuxnCS
Canada British Columbia Mission http://on.fb.me/19C1jsA
Canada Québec Montréal http://on.fb.me/14bFcZr
Canada Alberta Morinville http://on.fb.me/17T5QFx
Canada British Columbia Nanaimo http://on.fb.me/1aRJk5Z
Canada Ontario Newmarket http://on.fb.me/19gnTnU
Canada Ontario Oshawa http://on.fb.me/14UY7YM
Canada Ontario Oshawa http://on.fb.me/19jwCYY
Canada Ontario Ottawa http://on.fb.me/19xmwBV
Canada Ontario Peterborough http://on.fb.me/16r7IHV
Canada British Columbia Powell River http://on.fb.me/19C1jsA
Canada British Columbia Prince George http://on.fb.me/XjmM5B
Canada Québec Québec City http://on.fb.me/1fAeYXM
Canada Alberta Red Deer http://on.fb.me/1eCcWVJ
Canada Saskatchewan Regina http://on.fb.me/14C0Xn0
Canada Saskatchewan Saskatoon http://on.fb.me/19tQxUm
Canada British Columbia Sechelt http://on.fb.me/17zuX1Z
Canada Ontario St. Catharines http://on.fb.me/17c8g3e
Canada Ontario Sudbury http://on.fb.me/YxwLBF
Canada Ontario Thunder Bay http://on.fb.me/1dw1iw0
Canada Ontario Timmins http://on.fb.me/18LT8sW
Canada Ontario Toronto http://on.fb.me/1fuxIoX
Canada British Columbia Vancouver http://on.fb.me/YWq7dW
Canada British Columbia Victoria http://on.fb.me/16UoNJT
Canada Ontario Windsor http://on.fb.me/1fc9Dpo
Canada Manitoba Winnipeg http://on.fb.me/YYBwY0
Chile Santiago de Chile Providencia http://on.fb.me/18hzKBE
Chile Valdivia Valdivia http://on.fb.me/1b8V9kj
Colombia Bogotá Bogotá http://on.fb.me/1aehThI
Colombia Cali Cali http://on.fb.me/14x8EZX
Colombia Sucre Ovejas http://on.fb.me/1bbNP7x
Colombia Pereira Pereira http://on.fb.me/15PUx2S
Colombia Cauca Popayan http://tinyurl.com/m3tea82
Costa Rica San Jose San Jose http://on.fb.me/14Xo5uA
Croatia Split Split http://on.fb.me/14AsFic
Croatia Zagreb Zagreb http://on.fb.me/12U6Qsz
Cyprus Nicosia Nicosia http://on.fb.me/16BOawX
Denmark København København http://on.fb.me/1aNwHI9
Ecuador Azuay Province Cuenca http://on.fb.me/14ANF8D
Ecuador Guayas Guayaquil http://on.fb.me/19yiitW
Ecuador Picnincha Quito http://on.fb.me/ZTN5z6
Ecuador Chimborazo Province Riobamba http://on.fb.me/18lDnus
Ecuador Loja Vilcabamba http://on.fb.me/15nipwD
Finland Auvergne Clermont-Ferrand http://on.fb.me/1fAgMjv
Finland Helsinki Helsinki http://on.fb.me/19oZ235
Finland Oulo Oulo http://on.fb.me/14zXkfE
Finland Turku Turku http://on.fb.me/18PxvM6
Finland Vaasa Vaasa http://on.fb.me/150UN0s
France Franche-Comté Besançon http://on.fb.me/1bLEHrb
France Bretagne Brest http://on.fb.me/1gT2RQU
France Lille Lille http://on.fb.me/1bu2sq4
France Rhône-Alpes Lyon http://on.fb.me/GD9iMS
France Marseille Marseille http://on.fb.me/16tAUt8
France Languedoc-Roussillon Montpellier http://on.fb.me/1ar7waY
France Paris Paris [Sit-In] http://on.fb.me/15l4NQA
France Réunion Island St Pierre http://on.fb.me/19jCEGm
France Strasbourg Strasbourg http://on.fb.me/16m5UlD
France Haute-Garonne Touluse http://on.fb.me/16NkW47
France Indre-et-Loire Tours http://on.fb.me/1972OQN
Germany Berlin Berlin http://on.fb.me/10ytLFa
Germany Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf http://on.fb.me/17n4xkq
Germany Frankfurt/Main Frankfurt/Main http://on.fb.me/14hDXpp
Germany Baden-Württemberg Freiburg im Breisgau http://on.fb.me/18loiHf
Germany Hamburg Hamburg http://on.fb.me/18FLv8u
Germany Ostfriesland Leer http://on.fb.me/1a2niM5
Germany Baden-Württemberg Mannheim http://on.fb.me/19tyITL
Germany Bayern München (Munich) http://on.fb.me/18pYKXm
Germany Saarbrücken Saarbrücken http://on.fb.me/1hCmJs0
Ghana Accra Accra http://on.fb.me/GGr6H1
Ghana Accra Accra http://on.fb.me/GGr6H1
Greece Athens Athens http://on.fb.me/1aQgnTZ
Guatemala Guatemala Ciudad Guatemala Ciudad http://on.fb.me/15mMtbD
Guatemala Quetzaltenango Quetzaltenango http://on.fb.me/16sB70A
Hungary Budapest Budapest http://on.fb.me/15lb3aH
India Tamil Nadu Chennai http://on.fb.me/1ar2X0q
India Maharashtra Mumba http://on.fb.me/GOHS6g
India New Delhi New Delhi http://on.fb.me/19xq4US
India Kerala Trivandrum http://on.fb.me/1a8Ejjk
Ireland Cork Cork http://on.fb.me/11evr7d
Ireland Dublin Dublin http://on.fb.me/ZIx5Nt
Italy Rome Rome http://on.fb.me/17c8SWF
Kenya Nairobi Nairobi http://on.fb.me/1aUAXqi
Latva Riga Riga http://tinyurl.com/m6jg3h5
Lesser Antilles Martinique Martinique http://on.fb.me/19MxpkB
Luxemburg Luxembourg City Luxembourg City http://on.fb.me/18a6obI
Macedonia Skopje Skopje http://on.fb.me/16tBSFI
Namibia Windhoek Windhoek http://on.fb.me/1dLI3NX
Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam http://on.fb.me/18l9UAD
Netherlands Bergschenhoek Bergschenhoek http://on.fb.me/16yyTQv
New Zealand Auckland Auckland http://on.fb.me/1dEwXKK
New Zealand Dunedin Dunedin http://on.fb.me/10T4yuB
New Zealand Rotorua Rotorua http://on.fb.me/140opGj
New Zealand Wellington Wellington http://on.fb.me/1643YMa
North Island Waikato Hamilton http://on.fb.me/17XlRIB
North Island Waikato Thames http://on.fb.me/1fxTZj1
Norway Oslo Oslo http://on.fb.me/14IFKrJ
Romania Bucharest Bucharest http://on.fb.me/19tM9ol
Russia Central Federal District Moscow http://on.fb.me/19n4cwU
Serbia Novi Sad Novi Sad http://on.fb.me/18RXJYi
Slovakia Bratislava Bratislava http://on.fb.me/18lp8E4
Slovakia Trnava Region Piešťany http://on.fb.me/1a47Nif
South Africa Western Cape Cape Town http://on.fb.me/1gSYCVE
South Africa Kwazulu-Natal Durban http://on.fb.me/1bBvpAz
South Africa Western Cape George http://on.fb.me/18RSEiT
South Africa Gauteng Johannesburg http://on.fb.me/16UhZMm
South Africa Mpumalanga Pilgrim’s Rest http://on.fb.me/150mRRB
South Africa Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth http://on.fb.me/17Xcz2L
South Africa Gauteng Pretoria http://on.fb.me/1eyJErL
South Korea Seoul Seoul http://on.fb.me/191Jz9u
Spain Madrid Atocha – Sol http://on.fb.me/1ezkOr2
Spain Barcelona Barcelona http://on.fb.me/1fFgUOE
Spain Spain Spain http://on.fb.me/1aZlmCy
St Maarten Netherlands Antilles Curaçao http://on.fb.me/1bjpaB5
Suriname Lelydorp Lelydorp http://on.fb.me/18kszfY
Sweden Scania Malmö http://on.fb.me/17s7D2z
Sweden Stockholm Stockholm http://on.fb.me/1aisDwe
Switzerland Zürich Zürich http://on.fb.me/1dE1kOT
Taiwan Taipei City Taipei City http://on.fb.me/1fEGT97
U.K England Bristol http://on.fb.me/19A7hHP
U.K Isle Of Man Douglas http://on.fb.me/1eCcAOE
U.K Scotland Edinburgh http://on.fb.me/176S7Ml
U.K Scotland Glasgow http://on.fb.me/1cE7uy4
U.K England London http://on.fb.me/159AmJf
U.K England Norwich http://on.fb.me/14bmmSd
U.K England Torquay http://on.fb.me/158sIlV
United States Ohio Akron http://on.fb.me/193XRXh
United States New York Albany http://on.fb.me/177RylS
United States New Mexico Albuquerque http://on.fb.me/19u2cm8
United States Alaska Anchorage http://on.fb.me/Ypjkr1
United States Michigan Ann Arbor http://on.fb.me/15PvLQy
United States Maryland Annapolis http://on.fb.me/1bJtdH3
United States California Antelope Valley http://on.fb.me/146K7Yv
United States Wisconsin Appleton http://on.fb.me/10n6YO5
United States North Carolina Asheville http://on.fb.me/1970wzE
United States Georgia Athens http://on.fb.me/19Y74RA
United States Georgia Atlanta http://on.fb.me/10rrzka
United States New Jersey Atlantic City http://on.fb.me/182JvFt
United States Texas Austin http://on.fb.me/1eCrc0t
United States Maryland Baltimore Area http://on.fb.me/1eZKTQc
United States Maine Bangor http://on.fb.me/1fcnUlP
United States Louisiana Baton Rouge http://on.fb.me/1fcn9t7
United States Washington Bellingham http://on.fb.me/18lnuUQ
United States Oregon Bend http://on.fb.me/181h3G6
United States Pennsylvania Bethlehem http://on.fb.me/15QYGTA
United States Mississippi Biloxi http://on.fb.me/19t7IJK
United States Idaho Boise http://on.fb.me/17NysBo
United States Massachusetts Boston http://on.fb.me/15PvxJ8
United States Colorado Boulder http://on.fb.me/13JF98S
United States Ohio Bowling Green http://on.fb.me/13680lo
United States Washington Bremerton http://on.fb.me/16CcM8P
United States Maine Brownville http://on.fb.me/XuSyyR
United States New York Buffalo http://on.fb.me/195sXgV
United States Arizona Bullhead City http://on.fb.me/1552JxK
United States Ohio Calcutta/East Liverpool http://on.fb.me/14ItRkC
United States Utah Cedar City http://on.fb.me/YumyWC
United States South Carolina Charleston http://on.fb.me/1fcB1DP
United States North Carolina Charlotte http://on.fb.me/1bBLI0g
United States Tennessee Chatanooga http://on.fb.me/1aZDSdS
United States Illinois Chicago http://on.fb.me/1aiBNsw
United States California Chico http://on.fb.me/18hfTlS
United States Massachusetts Chicopee http://on.fb.me/16tO6Ow
United States Georgia Cleveland http://on.fb.me/1b7d9zM
United States Ohio Cleveland http://on.fb.me/1fcyTfd
United States Florida Cocoa Beach http://on.fb.me/185jsxm
United States Wyoming Cody http://on.fb.me/18LJ7xC
United States Colorado Colorado Springs http://on.fb.me/16tJCHV
United States South Carolina Columbia http://on.fb.me/1fcBghZ
United States Ohio Columbus http://on.fb.me/1dsfpCu
United States Washington Colville http://on.fb.me/1fuctAU
United States New Hampshire Concord http://on.fb.me/1eHBq0J
United States Oregon Coos Bay http://on.fb.me/15mGdAw
United States Texas Corpus Christi http://on.fb.me/YMxjqk
United States Oregon Dallas http://on.fb.me/1bFMJoT
United States Texas Dallas http://on.fb.me/YWmFQw
United States Ohio Dayton http://on.fb.me/1drNp0T
United States Colorado Denver http://on.fb.me/17fXzKS
United States Iowa Des Moines http://on.fb.me/1gTjWKt
United States Michigan Detroit http://on.fb.me/14kMDue
United States Minnesota Duluth http://on.fb.me/17St7rv
United States Colorado Durango http://on.fb.me/18QyN7x
United States Michigan Eastpoint http://on.fb.me/19u0dOF
United States Wisconsin Eau Claire http://on.fb.me/17chWv0
United States Texas El Paso http://on.fb.me/1bBPaYB
United States Oregon Eugene http://on.fb.me/10N8737
United States California Eureka http://on.fb.me/1aivDZy
United States Alaska Fairbanks http://on.fb.me/1bv9v2A
United States Arkansas Fayetteville http://on.fb.me/YSlyzd
United States Arizona Flagstaff http://on.fb.me/19YmJjF
United States Michigan Flint http://on.fb.me/1ecyjLA
United States Oregon Florence http://on.fb.me/18sJqgP
United States California Fort Bragg http://on.fb.me/1aDdWIg
United States California Fresno http://on.fb.me/18Bmk4a
United States Florida Ft Walton Beach http://on.fb.me/15macIQ
United States Florida Ft. Myers http://on.fb.me/1dUFCpT
United States Alabama Gadsden http://on.fb.me/125mIXj
United States Florida Gainesville http://on.fb.me/1aizZjf
United States New York Glenn Falls http://on.fb.me/15mE8Vd
United States Colorado Glenwood Springs http://on.fb.me/1fuERpg
United States Colorado Grand Junction http://on.fb.me/GzMpJC
United States Michigan Grand Rapids http://on.fb.me/Z3JXgL
United States Wisconsin Green Bay http://on.fb.me/1aZcVcX
United States North Carolina Greensboro http://on.fb.me/16mlmhz
United States South Carolina Greenville http://on.fb.me/1d2E8JW
United States South Carolina Greenwood http://on.fb.me/1bO0xu8
United States Michigan Gwinn http://on.fb.me/19GnVHI
United States Maryland Hagerstown http://on.fb.me/1aZwak8
United States Pennsylvania Harrisburg http://on.fb.me/YMxxh4
United States Connecticut Hartford – The March http://on.fb.me/14A90iE
United States Montana Helena http://on.fb.me/17XOokF
United States Florida Hollywood http://on.fb.me/1aALgw9
United States Texas Houston http://on.fb.me/12RnsC1
United States Pennsylvania Indiana http://on.fb.me/19If5I7
United States Indiana Indianapolis http://on.fb.me/170D8R9
United States New York Ithaca http://on.fb.me/1dEgovY
United States Michigan Jackson http://on.fb.me/19fxp0t
United States Florida Jacksonville http://on.fb.me/1a5FNwy
United States Missouri Jefferson City http://on.fb.me/13fjbdb
United States Hawaii Kailua-Kona http://on.fb.me/1bBEucy
United States Montana Kalispell http://on.fb.me/191Sk70
United States West Virginia Kanawha City http://on.fb.me/1c1xKVr
United States Illinois Kankakee http://on.fb.me/1ggO425
United States Missouri Kansas City http://on.fb.me/16mhOMt
United States Hawaii Kauai http://on.fb.me/188hBXz
United States Wisconsin Kenosha http://on.fb.me/15svkxu
United States Florida Key West http://on.fb.me/19xEgNG
United States Tennessee Knoxville http://on.fb.me/15PBYMq
United States Wisconsin La Crosse http://on.fb.me/17zkVvV
United States Oregon La Grande http://on.fb.me/1bOdWCt
United States Louisiana Lafayette http://on.fb.me/1eCkxnh
United States California Laguna Beach/Orange County http://on.fb.me/1aivKV3
United States Louisiana Lake Charles http://on.fb.me/16f9blW
United States Pennsylvania Lancaster http://on.fb.me/1f2Li2S
United States Michigan Lansing http://on.fb.me/17egaGe
United States New Mexico Las Cruces http://on.fb.me/1fuOYdR
United States Nevada Las Vegas http://on.fb.me/182OLcl
United States Kansas Lawrence http://on.fb.me/15BHHAq
United States Kentucky Lexington http://on.fb.me/15nsUui
United States Nebraska Lincoln http://on.fb.me/18lisYs
United States California Long Beach http://on.fb.me/1gUtSDy
United States New York Long Island http://on.fb.me/16UE6lK
United States Colorado Longmont http://on.fb.me/1fAfbua
United States California Los Angeles http://on.fb.me/1eRd8RT
United States Kentucky Louisville http://on.fb.me/15DrcFx
United States Wisconsin Madison http://on.fb.me/XRq6Sz
United States Michigan Marquette http://on.fb.me/XrsIvn
United States Hawaii Maui http://on.fb.me/12f0X7n
United States Ohio Maumee http://on.fb.me/15mFFLc
United States Texas McAllen http://on.fb.me/16oiWt4
United States Tennessee McMinnville http://on.fb.me/15su8u3
United States Oregon Medford http://on.fb.me/1cukDd5
United States Tennessee Memphis http://on.fb.me/18JfqKf
United States Wisconsin Menomonie http://on.fb.me/18RQYWs
United States Florida Miami http://on.fb.me/1eCxsWe
United States Wisconsin Milwaukee http://on.fb.me/15Fsvm1
United States Utah Moab http://on.fb.me/1bBPnuS
United States Alabama Mobile http://on.fb.me/YUHvdl
United States Illinois Moline http://on.fb.me/18lva7v
United States California Monterey http://on.fb.me/15w9vwK
United States Vermont Montpelier http://on.fb.me/15hVmRT
United States California Morgan Hill http://on.fb.me/1gTbc75
United States West Virginia Morgantown http://on.fb.me/165HWE8
United States Michigan Mt. Pleasant http://on.fb.me/11gdYNl
United States South Carolina Myrtle Beach http://on.fb.me/1bBO27w
United States California Napa http://on.fb.me/1b78xtj
United States Florida Naples http://on.fb.me/1ggP1rp
United States Tennessee Nashville http://on.fb.me/YUHN3G
United States California Nevada City http://on.fb.me/1eckNaE
United States Louisiana New Orleans http://on.fb.me/16unRrn
United States New York New Paltz http://on.fb.me/15kWK6S
United States Ohio New Philadelphia http://on.fb.me/14kLwe8
United States Virginia New River Valley http://on.fb.me/Yui5mM
United States New York New York City http://on.fb.me/18l5XMm
United States New Jersey Newark http://on.fb.me/16xosZw
United States Indiana Noblesville http://on.fb.me/19tY7hK
United States Colorado Oak Creek http://on.fb.me/15PrFrr
United States Florida Ocala http://on.fb.me/17z0G0i
United States Oklahoma Oklahoma City http://on.fb.me/15dtJEI
United States Washington Olympia http://on.fb.me/15PDm1j
United States Nebraska Omaha http://on.fb.me/1dYaNDo
United States Florida Orlando http://on.fb.me/12udplp
United States Florida Ormond Beach http://on.fb.me/19IUdm3
United States California Oxnard/Ventrua http://on.fb.me/16LfWqE
United States Florida Pensacola http://on.fb.me/1axSmFe
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia http://on.fb.me/YUIA4T
United States Arizona Phoenix http://on.fb.me/GCD0RT
United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh http://on.fb.me/161grCx
United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh (after party) http://on.fb.me/17ur66O
United States Massachusetts Pittsfield http://on.fb.me/18QiUuB
United States California Placerville http://on.fb.me/1aZcFur
United States Idaho Pocatello http://on.fb.me/14bGnYH
United States Florida Port St. Lucie http://on.fb.me/14zvdM5
United States Maine Portland http://on.fb.me/15Pv4H0
United States Oregon Portland http://on.fb.me/1eCBGNv
United States New Hampshire Portsmouth http://on.fb.me/1aWZ3gP
United States New Jersey Princeton http://on.fb.me/1eCmKii
United States Rhode Island Providence http://on.fb.me/ZhGv97
United States Colorado Pueblo http://on.fb.me/1gJRr1M
United States North Carolina Raleigh http://on.fb.me/16GAuRg
United States Washington Raymond http://on.fb.me/19uelaJ
United States Washington Raymond http://on.fb.me/19uelaJ
United States California Redding http://on.fb.me/16mfNJ3
United States Oregon Redmond http://on.fb.me/1dEi5te
United States Indiana Rensselaer http://on.fb.me/16uoCRb
United States Kentucky Richmond http://on.fb.me/1aMzEFV
United States California Riverside http://on.fb.me/18rwMwD
United States New York Rochester http://on.fb.me/16tSnSd
United States Illinois Rockford http://on.fb.me/11pSAFh
United States California Sacramento http://on.fb.me/18S45Hf
United States Minnesota Saint Cloud http://on.fb.me/17gXTvO
United States Ohio Salem http://on.fb.me/16twJxl
United States Oregon Salem http://on.fb.me/1csMixO
United States Utah Salt Lake City http://on.fb.me/18PXu61
United States California San Anselmo http://on.fb.me/158sTgZ
United States Texas San Antonio http://on.fb.me/12dnMMB
United States California San Diego http://on.fb.me/14A6Pvq
United States California San Francisco http://on.fb.me/17Xn4TJ
United States California San Jose http://on.fb.me/1dYMYZH
United States California San Luis Obispo http://on.fb.me/14WLXAU
United States California Santa Cruz http://on.fb.me/18S5UE3
United States New Mexico Santa Fe http://on.fb.me/18SfqqN
United States California Santa Rosa http://on.fb.me/16BXEZ3
United States Florida Sarasota http://on.fb.me/18PJIAf
United States Georgia Savannah http://on.fb.me/18p7Wgq
United States Washington Seattle http://on.fb.me/GAck4g
United States South Dakota Sioux Falls http://on.fb.me/1aOoNPR
United States Alaska Sitka http://on.fb.me/16PfeYn
United States California Sonora http://on.fb.me/15mpUOM
United States California South Lake Tahoe http://on.fb.me/1fdD5eM
United States Washington Spokane http://on.fb.me/1eCsxEP
United States Illinois Springfield http://on.fb.me/17rNdtG
United States Missouri Springfield/Branson http://on.fb.me/1fa88qF
United States Florida Springhill http://on.fb.me/15NebZF
United States Wisconsin St. Croix Falls http://on.fb.me/15aMUmG
United States Missouri St. Louis http://on.fb.me/18Segvo
United States Florida St. Petersburg http://on.fb.me/1gThB2n
United States Colorado Steam Boat http://on.fb.me/18GSQ7Q
United States Michigan Sterling Heights http://on.fb.me/19kxvhr
United States Pennsylvania Stroudsburg http://on.fb.me/13Xw5xy
United States New York Syracuse http://on.fb.me/19u7cHx
United States Florida Tallahassee http://on.fb.me/19xF6dj
United States Florida Tampa http://on.fb.me/1dE9cQo
United States California Temecula http://on.fb.me/18tmU5z
United States Arizona Tempe http://on.fb.me/15p3ag6
United States New Mexico Toas http://on.fb.me/GK0rt9
United States Michigan Traverse City http://on.fb.me/1aZwZJA
United States Georgia Trenton http://on.fb.me/13ORPt5
United States Ohio Troy http://on.fb.me/18iDEwg
United States Arizona Tucson http://on.fb.me/1b7zM78
United States Oklahoma Tulsa http://on.fb.me/16C9C4N
United States Minnesota Twin Cities http://on.fb.me/1980KWq
United States Colorado Vail Valley http://on.fb.me/185Mgps
United States Indiana Valparaiso http://on.fb.me/1eF5Kq5
United States Virginia Virginia Beach http://on.fb.me/1bjW5Xa
United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. http://on.fb.me/17TIx0E
United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. http://on.fb.me/1fcGQ3Y
United States Florida West Palm Beach http://on.fb.me/1gTiqId
United States Montana West Yellowstone http://on.fb.me/17VX3UH
United States West Virginia Wheeling http://on.fb.me/19xVASv
United States North Carolina Wilmington http://on.fb.me/177Ufnr
United States Washington Yakima http://on.fb.me/GGrN3i
United States South Dakota Yankton http://on.fb.me/1a5vtod
United States California Yucaipa http://on.fb.me/18ONOXF
United States Arizona Yuma http://on.fb.me/1a1MYVO
US Territory Guam Sinajan http://on.fb.me/191M4MA

This list was last updated on October 11, 2013 and will not be updated again until after the March. If you would like to add an event to the list, please find MAM on facebook or email mam.newmexico(at)gmail.com

march against monsanto clockwork orange March Against Monsanto   Worldwide, October 12, 2013 World Food Day USDA Tumors Protest Organize organic October Notes Monsanto Protection Act Monsanto March Against Monsanto March infertility GMO Seeds GMO Labeling gmo Global Day of Action FDA EPA Demonstration Congress civil disobedience cancer Boycott birth defects Activism #OpMonsanto

CNN: Millions protest genetically modified food, Monsanto, organizers say

Posted: May 28th, 2013 | Filed under: Press, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Millions protest genetically modified food, Monsanto, organizers say

Two million people in more than 50 countries marched over the weekend in protest against a company called Monsanto, organizers claimed. CNN could not independently verify those numbers.

Monsanto is a giant, $58 billion multinational corporation with field offices in 60 countries. It was founded more than 100 years ago – and is best known for producing the chemical known as Agent Orange that scorched thousands of miles of earth during the Vietnam war.

Monsanto currently produces pesticides designed to deliver a death blow to living things, and also produces seeds designed to resist those lethal chemicals.

Now the company, with a history of questionable ethics practices and close ties to the government, may have received protection from future trouble. Slipped into a bill signed by President Barack Obama back in March is something called the “Monsanto Protection Act,” which would shield Monsanto seeds and other genetically modified crops approved by the Agriculture Department to be grown – even if there is action in the courts against them.

The weekend protest was focused on genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. GMOs are plants, bacteria, and animals whose genetic makeup has been scientifically altered.

Some opponents want GMOs banned, others say foods whose DNA has been changed needs to at least be labeled.

Monsanto is a leading producer of genetically modified seeds and herbicides. In the last quarter alone it sold seed – much of it modified – worth more than $4 billion. The company said their business helps to feed the planet.

“It’s a vision that strives to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population,” said a Monsanto ad.

Some of the outrage was sparked by shocking photos showing massive tumors that developed on rats that ate genetically modified corn over a lifetime.

The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Caen, France. It has been criticized by many in the scientific community, and by the European food safety authority, who said it is simply not up to scientific standards.

Even so, the disturbing tumor photos lead many to question their own standards about what exactly they are eating.

But consumers have no way of knowing if they are eating genetically modified food, or feeding it to their family.

Last week, U.S. senators debated whether states could require food labeling for products with genetically engineered ingredients. The legislation, introduced by Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, failed.

“When you take on very powerful biotech companies like Monsanto and large food corporations, who, in many ways, would prefer that people not know what is in the food that they produce, they’re very powerful,” said Sanders. “They were able to gather a whole lot of support in the Senate.”

On its website, Monsanto states, “plant biotechnology has been in use for over 15 years, without documented evidence of adverse effects on human or animal health or the environment.”

Legislators who sided with Monsanto say the company is improving on nature.

“I think it would more accurately be called a modern science to feed a very troubled and hungry world,” Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts said on the Senate floor last week.

But Sanders said the company, and others like it, need to be more transparent, and that slipping protection for Monsanto into that March bill was wrong.

“People have a right to know what is in the food they’re eating,” said Sanders.

“You have deregulated the GMO industry from court oversight, which is really not what America is about. You should not be putting riders that people aren’t familiar with, in a major piece of legislation,” said Sanders.

Law or no law, grocery giant Whole Foods said they will start labeling all genetically modified food by 2018.

“The fact is there are no studies, as yet, linking GMO to health problems,”said Michael Moss, New York Times investigative reporter and author of “Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.”

The flip side, said Moss, is there are few scientists doing that kind of research, and the agency in charge of GMOs is “the FDA, which has a real spotty record on food safety, which concerns people.”

At the moment, the issue appears to be evolving into a matter of disclosure.

“People care about what they’re putting into their bodies, and they want to know what is in the products that they’re eating, so they can make that decision,” said Moore.


Source: Senator Sanders Youtube + CNN

Scan of the Response Letter from the FDA

Posted: May 9th, 2013 | Filed under: Research | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Approximately a week and a half after we sent our follow-up letter to the FDA Commissioner, we received this reply indicating our meeting request is being reviewed.


FDA Occupy Monsanto Reply Scan Scan of the Response Letter from the FDA  Response Meeting Margaret Hamburg letter GMO Labeling gmo FDA Commissioner

We anticipate another letter within the next few weeks. If we don’t receive one, we plan on contacting the FDA again…. to be continued…


Page 1 of 812345...Last »