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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.




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: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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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



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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.


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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.


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GMO – The Food Fight of our Lives

Posted: May 1st, 2012 | Filed under: Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Alexis Baden-Mayer, political director of the Organic Consumers Association, was recently on RT’s The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann. Take a moment to watch this segment & share it with your Genetic Crimes Unit.

Anonymous Chinese Activist Fighting Ministry of Agriculture & Health with Inspiring Video

Posted: April 24th, 2012 | Filed under: Video | Tags: , , , , , |
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Click to watch video on YouKu

Over the weekend we received this letter:

Hello, Good Guys.

I fully understand how you feel about GMO. A great job you are doing, yet “occupy monsanto” is far from enough. Removal of officials favoring GMO is another key action. If you Good Guys can destroy GMO in its origin, it will save the world from genocide second just to Hitler!

I have introduced your action of “Global Occupy Monsanto” to China and it caused some big concerns. One person even made a video of the pictures. I think it works much better than just look at motionless pictures. If possible, please take it as a reference and make your own attractive and striking video. Here are the links:

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzc4OTg3ODMy.html

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzgzMTE3Njk2.html

In case you cannot open the link, I hereby attach the video.

As you may know, China is now one of the biggest growers of GMOs and this has caused many human and natural disasters. We have been fighting a bitter hard war against the GMO cheats and dirty politicians for the past 3 years. Though we have made a little progress, your victory will be a big help for us as the GMO cheats here always cite GMO examples in USA as their legal reasons to promote and grow GMOs nationwide.

Clearly GMO cheats are enmimies of the whole mankind. In order to fight, defeat and bury this big devil, Good Guys of the wolrd really need to communicate and unit and work together. So I’d like to propose some new and different ideas to name GMOs. Instead of just say the same term as the GMO cheats, we can say these to make a difference to draw people’s attention and to make it easily understood, remembered and then prompt them to take the necessary action.

1. Definition. Instead of following the GMO cheats’s so called scientific definition, we may say to people, based on technical facts: GMO is a technical process to transfer the toxic genes from bacteria into seeds or plants. As the gens have life, they grow with the seeds or plants so the whole plants become toxic and can kill pests or diseases. Or simply, GMO is a way to change outer use of pesticides or herbicides to the inner use of living bio-pesticides or bio-herbides. As GMO plants and seeds can kill pests, rats, animals, etc., they are certainly tocix and harmful to people.

2. Name of GMO specialists and companies. Cheats, criminals, terrorists, etc. are bettrer names for them.

3. Name of GMOs. Toxic GMOs, poisonous GMOs, genocidal GMOs, killer GMOs, terrorist GMOs, etc. should be better names to make a striking difference.

Above are just some of my own thoughts for your reference. My major is liturature and language and not a specilist in science. It would be a big help to share your ideas.

Good luck to you all!


Please send all photos & videos to incident@occupy-monsanto.com

Why We are Protesting Monsanto – Anonymous Genetic Crime Unit Speaks

Posted: April 4th, 2012 | Filed under: Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Help NationOfChange Stand Up Against Monsanto!

Posted: March 30th, 2012 | Filed under: Genetic Crimes | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The multinational biotech giant Monsanto is the world’s leading producer of genetically modified seeds and crops, responsible for 90 percent of the genetically engineered seed on the United States market. Researchers found that consumption of GMO corn or soybeans may lead to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice-particularly in the liver and kidneys.

Monsanto, the company that brought the world Agent Orange, is also the creator of the best-selling herbicide Roundup, which has spawned over 120 million hectares of herbicide-resistant super weeds while damaging massive amounts of soil.

Monsanto has created several varieties of “superbugs”. Monsanto engineered genetically modified crops containing Bt, a toxin incorporated in GMO crops which has spawned insect populations which are resistant to bio pesticide. Insect populations have and are mutating to resist the bio pesticide. So far, at least 8 insect populations have developed resistance, with 2 populations resistant to Bt sprays and at least 6 species resistant to Bt crop as a whole. Farmers are therefore forced to use even more pesticides to combat the resistant bugs.

Monsanto may be destroying the planet’s soil. Certain bacteria essential as “food starters” such as L cremoris, used in raw and fermented dairy products have begun to disappear in certain geographic regions. The case has been found to be an element of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, glyphosate that is destroying and/or altering the microbial biodiversity of the soil, jeopardizing the fertility of the entire biosphere.

Monsanto has been caught running “slave-like” rings, holding off pay, and forcing undocumented workers to buy their food only from the Monsanto company store. The company not only “hired” all of the workers illegally, but also prevented them from leaving the farm premises and withheld their salaries.

Monsanto effectively owns most US diplomats, and is currently using this political capital to start “Trade Wars” against nations opposed to Monsanto’s destructive policies. France, Hungary, and Peru are a few of the countries that have decided to stand up to Monsanto, going as far as destroying 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with GMOs.

Peru has passed a monumental 10-year ban on modified foods and French legislatures are planning to launch new restrictions regarding the use of Monsanto’s 810 maize on French soil.

Monsanto poses one of the greatest threats on the planet to human health and the environment. NationofChange is teaming up with activists across the country for an ongoing campaign to fight back against one of the worst corporations in the world.

The first step: raise awareness about Monsanto’s crimes against human health and the environment.

This month, we are raising $6,200 for an educational and enlightening billboard campaign targeted in Monsanto’s home county of St. Louis Missouri.


Source: Nation Of Change


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