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Press Release for the Occupy Monsanto Global Week of Action

Posted: September 17th, 2012 | Filed under: Press Releases | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2012

GCU Media Liaison: Adam Eidinger 202-744-2671
GMO@Occupy-Monsanto.com

Over 75 Protests to Target Makers of Genetically Engineered Foods on Anniversary of Occupy Movement

WORLDWIDE – An expanding network of concerned individuals known as Occupy Monsanto has emerged over the past 9 months staging numerous protests at companies connected to the global trade of genetically engineered foods, also known as GMOs. The network announced today that on September 17, 2012 protests will begin for an entire week in St. Louis, home of the Monsanto Corporation, and across the US including California where voters will decide if they will label GMOs this election and worldwide in Argentina, Canada, Germany, India, Spain, Philippines, Paraguay and other countries where concern over GMO impact on the environment and human health is growing.

The protests will vary in size and nature but are unified in pushing back GMO food into the lab from which it came. An interactive map with times, dates and locations of the 75+ protests can be found at http://occupy-monsanto.com/genetic-crimes-unit/ .

Occupy Monsanto means to confront the industrial agriculture system head-on. Some protests could result in widespread arrests of people who choose to engage in non-violent civil disobedience. Despite the peaceful nature of these planned protests, organizers are concerned about surveillance of Occupy-Monsanto.com by the US Department of Homeland Security and law enforcement agencies worldwide. Nevertheless Occupy Monsanto protests will feature costumes made of bio-hazmat protective gear that can also protect against pepper spray from police who have routinely attacked occupy protests in the past year.

“There is something wrong when a chemical manufacturer, the same company who made Agent Orange, controls the US food supply,” says Jaye Crawford, a member of the Genetic Crimes Unit in Atlanta, Georgia that has planned a week of events. Info: http://occupy-monsanto.com/atlanta-gcu-schedule-of-events/ .

“Wall Street and the American political elite have underestimated and even ignored our potential to effect rational policy change on GMOs which would include labeling for GMOs and restrictions on GMO cultivation,” says Gene Etic an anti-GMO campaigner based in Washington, DC. “If Occupy Monsanto’s anti-GMO actions are successful, after September 17 the media and increasingly more voters will ask tough questions about these experimental GMO crops especially within the context of the Presidential election, as that office holds the power to determine American food policy,” says Etic.

“People are stirred by the evidence that GMO foods compromise human health,” says Rica Madrid, a member of the Genetic Crime Unit of Occupy Monsanto. “Politicians and their sponsoring corporations ignore public outcry over GMOs to protect huge profits over health. Since GMOs’ introduction to the food supply in the mid 1990’s, food allergies have expanded according to Center for Disease Control data,” says Madrid.

“By purchasing influence via massive campaign donations, Monsanto ensures the essential duties of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are neglected. One example of this corporate coup is President Obama’s appointment of Michael Taylor, former Monsanto Vice-President and legal council for the chemical company, to head the FDA’s food safety efforts despite his obvious conflict of interest,” says Ariel Vegosen, a member of the Genetic Crimes Unit. She adds, “Monsanto is the biggest maker of genetically engineered crops so it must be stopped before it is too late to shift to healthy organic agriculture practices as a result of widespread genetic contamination by GMOs. ‘Coexistence’ as defined by the USDA of Organic and GMO crops is a myth.”

“At the US State Department it’s apparent Monsanto has duped leaders in Africa to ask the US for foreign aid in the form of GMO technology and equipment,” says Monsanto shareholder Adam Eidinger who last year walked from New York to the White House in Washington, DC with hundreds of other food activists to demand labeling of GMO foods. “The generous use of US tax dollars, endorsed by the likes of rock-star Bono and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a former legal council for Monsanto, is actually another taxpayer funded subsidy for Monsanto’s pesticide and herbicide hungry crops.”

Occupy Monsanto will be heard at the offices and facilities linked in the GMO food system. In St. Louis a major anti-GMO conference will take place in the same location as the ‘12th International Symposium on GMO Safety.’ A lead organizer of the conference is Barbara Chicherio who believes, “’Monsanto’s push to control agriculture and what people are eating poses a great threat not only to consumers in the US, but to farmers and communities throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia.” Info on the conference is at http://gmofreemidwest.org/ .

Media may arrange interviews with Occupy-Monsanto.com by contacting Adam Eidinger at 202-744-2671 or write to gmo@Occupy-Monsanto.com Visit http://Occupy-Monsanto.com for more information and to see video and photos of protests from earlier this year. All images and video are available for free and unrestricted use by members of the media.

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Get Your Free Genetic Crimes Unit Action Kit

Posted: May 21st, 2012 | Filed under: Resources | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

*** This offer expired August 17, 2012 ***


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In an effort to expose Monsanto’s greed and hold the Company accountable for their crimes, we are making Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU) Action Kits available for free to the first 100 groups who commit to Occupy Monsanto during the week of September 17th, 2012.

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Each GCU Action kit contains:

  • Hooded White Coverall (size: Medium or Large)
  • Goggles
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Respirator
  • Genetic Crimes Unit Badge
  • 50 Occupy Monsanto Bracelets
  • Stickers
  • Biohazard Crime Scene Tape
  • Occupy Monsanto Hazmat Manual

Please fill out our handy-dandy form below with your mailing address, email address, coverall size (Medium or Large), and basic information (date, time, and location) about your Occupy Monsanto plans for the week of September 17th.

We have created a GCU map, similar to the one on our Facilities page, showing global GCU locations. When visitors click on these locations on the map, anonymous contact information for your GCU will appear. You will be added to our GCU email newsletter so we can send you periodic updates. At this time, we cannot use @aol.com e-mail addresses for anonymous GCU contacts. If you have any problems, please email GCU@occupy-monsanto.com.


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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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