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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.




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]