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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.




DARK Act Money Drop!

Posted: July 6th, 2016 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Video | Tags: , , , , , , |

Today activists from Occupy Monsanto and the Organic Consumers Association did an epic money drop in the Senate gallery to highlight the fact that so many Senators have been funded by the biotechnology industry. Unfortunately, the Senate voted to continue debate on the DARK Act. These activists will be in court on August 4.


Roll Call: Protesters Shower Dollar Bills on Senate
Common Dreams: Activists Throw Money on Senators Voting on GMO Labeling Bill (Video)
The Hill: Group drops $2,000 on Senate floor to protest GMO bill
Mother Jones: Congress Just Passed a Bill to Nix GMO Labeling
RT: Money tossed on Senate floor as Vermont’s Sanders and Leahy protest federal GMO bill
Washington Examiner: Protesters litter Senate floor with cash during GMO vote

Natural News: Whole Foods caught in GMO marketing deception, false advertising – here’s the proof:

Posted: October 8th, 2012 | Filed under: Genetic Crimes, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |


(NaturalNews) A bombshell investigative video just released by Infowars.com has exposed what can only be called false and misleading advertising by Whole Foods. It all began when InfoWars reporters Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton visited Whole Foods last week to try to find out what customers thought about Whole Foods stores selling so many unlabeled genetically modified foods. That fact was recently admitted by Whole Foods in its own blog post.

As you can see in the video, some customers were shocked to discover that Whole Foods sells GMOs in their store. The majority of Whole Foods customers, it turned out, had no idea the company was selling GMO.
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KPLR St. Louis, Missouri: Jacology – Some Folks Really Hate Monsanto

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

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Millions of people worldwide hate St. Louis’s own Monsanto. I don’t mean dislike, I don’t mean disagree with, I mean hate. To activists worldwide Monsanto is somewhere between Al Qaeda and Satan himself in the pantheon of evil.

The reason is that Monsanto is the world’s leading purveyor of GMO’S. That stands for genetically modified organisims. The folks at Monsanto say their genetic engineering and gene splicing has produced corn and wheat and rice and vegetables that are resistant to drought and disease and insects. They say that will help feed tens of millions of starving people worldwide whose food supplies are held hostage to bad weather, insects and poor soil.

But Monsanto’s opponents say Monsanto is bad for two reasons: One, health & two, money.

They say the main thing Monsanto’s genetic modification is working on is to make crops resistant to damage from pesticides like Monsanto’s own Roundup. They say that leads to more pesticide spraying. They also say some genetically-altered foods like soybeans produce previously unknown allergic reactuiions in humans.

As to the money. Monsanto and other companies patent the crops they modify. So farmers can’t use those seeds without paying a fee. This leads, they say, to a genetic monopoly. Especially since the vast majority of both corn and wheat now grown in the United States is genetically modified.

Today protestors have been marching on Monsanto here in St. Louis and worldwide. In California voters will soon decide whether all genetically modified crops should be labeled. Monsanto, ironically, says geneticvally modified foods are completely safe, but they’ve spent over four million dollars so far in California to stop those foods from being labeled.

I’m Charles Jaco and that’s Jacology.


Source: KPLR St. Louis, Missouri

Why Senator Bernie Sanders’ GMO Labeling Amendment to the Farm Bill Failed: Monsanto’s GMO Money

Posted: June 27th, 2012 | Filed under: Research | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |
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Last week corporate cash killed Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) GMO Labeling amendment to the Senate Farm Bill (S. 3240). The Genetic Crime Unit of Occupy Monsanto decided to cross-reference the Amendment’s vote tally with the last 10 years of Monsanto’s PAC contributions to U.S. Senators.

It’s not surprising that of the 73 Senators who voted against (‘Nay’) the amendment, 37 Senators, or over 50%, received a combined total of $237,500 in campaign contributions from Monsanto’s PAC. Only 2 Senators, Senator Inouye from Hawaii & Senator Leahy from Vermont, who received a combined total of $8,000 from Monsanto’s PAC, voted in support (‘Yea’) of the GMO labeling amendment.

Monsanto’s GMO Money is rampant in the halls of Congress and the corporation’s patented genes are becoming a biohazard to the health of American democracy. With nearly half of American U.S. Senators becoming genetically mutated, we must take action to remove Monsanto’s GMO Money from the currency supply. Do you have plans for the third week of September? Yea.


State Last Name Vote Monsanto’s GMO Money
MO Blunt Nay $36,000.00
GA Chambliss Nay $21,500.00
MO McCaskill Nay $15,000.00
IA Grassley Nay $14,000.00
IA Harkin Nay $13,000.00
NE Nelson Nay $13,000.00
MT Baucus Nay $11,500.00
ID Crapo Nay $11,000.00
KS Roberts Nay $9,000.00
IN Lugar Nay $8,000.00
UT Hatch Nay $7,000.00
MS Wicker Nay $6,000.00
LA Vitter Nay $6,000.00
ID Risch Nay $5,500.00
ND Hoeven Nay $5,000.00
OH Portman Nay $5,000.00
KY McConnell Nay $5,000.00
NC Burr Nay $5,000.00
IL Durbin Nay $5,000.00
KS Moran Nay $5,000.00
OK Coburn Nay $4,000.00
NE Johanns Nay $3,000.00
MI Stabenow Nay $3,000.00
SD Thune Nay $2,500.00
LA Landrieu Nay $2,000.00
MS Cochran Nay $2,000.00
AL Sessions Nay $2,000.00
AR Pryor Nay $2,000.00
NY Gillibrand Nay $2,000.00
PA Casey Nay $1,500.00
MN Klobuchar Nay $1,000.00
AZ Kyl Nay $1,000.00
GA Isakson Nay $1,000.00
ND Conrad Nay $1,000.00
DE Carper Nay $1,000.00
WY Enzi Nay $1,000.00
NC Hagan Nay $1,000.00
NM Bingaman Nay $0.00
KY Paul Nay $0.00
WY Barrasso Nay $0.00
NV Reid Nay $0.00
FL Rubio Nay $0.00
TN Alexander Nay $0.00
NH Ayotte Nay $0.00
CO Udall Nay $0.00
VA Webb Nay $0.00
VA Warner Nay $0.00
PA Toomey Nay $0.00
NH Shaheen Nay $0.00
NY Schumer Nay $0.00
ME Snowe Nay $0.00
AL Shelby Nay $0.00
SC Graham Nay $0.00
MN Franken Nay $0.00
DE Coons Nay $0.00
TX Hutchison Nay $0.00
NV Heller Nay $0.00
OH Brown Nay $0.00
ME Collins Nay $0.00
IN Coats Nay $0.00
SC DeMint Nay $0.00
TX Cornyn Nay $0.00
TN Corker Nay $0.00
AZ McCain Nay $0.00
MA Brown Nay $0.00
MI Levin Nay $0.00
FL Nelson Nay $0.00
NJ Menendez Nay $0.00
WI Kohl Nay $0.00
WI Johnson Nay $0.00
OK Inhofe Nay $0.00
AR Boozman Nay $0.00
UT Lee Nay $0.00
IL Kirk Not Voting $0.00
HI Inouye Yea $7,000.00
VT Leahy Yea $1,000.00
OR Merkley Yea $0.00
OR Wyden Yea $0.00
MD Mikulski Yea $0.00
AK Murkowski Yea $0.00
CT Lieberman Yea $0.00
WV Manchin Yea $0.00
MT Tester Yea $0.00
NM Udall Yea $0.00
RI Whitehouse Yea $0.00
WA Murray Yea $0.00
RI Reed Yea $0.00
VT Sanders Yea $0.00
CT Blumenthal Yea $0.00
CA Boxer Yea $0.00
WA Cantwell Yea $0.00
HI Akaka Yea $0.00
AK Begich Yea $0.00
SD Johnson Yea $0.00
MA Kerry Yea $0.00
NJ Lautenberg Yea $0.00
CO Bennet Yea $0.00
CA Feinstein Yea $0.00
MD Cardin Yea $0.00
WV Rockefeller Yea $0.00

Note: These figures are only from Monsanto’s PAC. Congress receives millions of dollars from the biotech industry as a whole, undoubtedly influencing their vote against the people’s right to know if they are eating GMOs.

Monsanto’s Lobbying Expenses 2002-2012

Posted: May 16th, 2012 | Filed under: Research | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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Throwing around a few grand here & few grand there to buy off politicians is really nickels & dimes compared to the vast amount of money Monsanto has spent lobbying Congress.

Over the last 10 years Monsanto has spent over $52 million dollars making sure they get the most favorable legislation possible. Of that $52 million, nearly $11 million was paid to outside lobbying firms (listed below) to lobby on behalf of Monsanto, while the rest of the total (over $40 million) was spent on Monsanto’s staff lobbyists.

The results? More pesticides, more GMOs, and more of why we will Occupy Monsanto this fall!


monsanto lobbying 2002 2012 Monsantos Lobbying Expenses 2002 2012 Senate Money Lobbyist Lobbying Firm Lobbying Legislation House of Representatives Government Affairs Center for Responsive Politics Bribes Bills

Grand total spent by Monsanto: $52,499,730
Total spent on Monsanto’s own lobbyists: $41,786,230
Total paid to lobbying firms: $10,713,500
Recipient Total
Russell Group
(formerly Lesher & Russell &
Russell & Barron, Inc)
$1920000
Washington Tax Group
(formerly Angus & Nickerson)
$1050000
Sidley, Austin et al $930000
Bockorny Group
(formerly with Bockorny Petrizzo Inc)
$900000
Nickles Group $853500
Akin, Gump et al
(formerly with Parven, Pomper & Schuyler)
$780000
Crawford, Quilty & Mauro $750000
TCH Group
(formerly with Tongour, Simpson et al)
$690000
Ogilvy Government Relations $640000
Troutman Sanders $470000
Bergner, Bockorny et al $460000
Mayer, Brown et al $270000
American Continental Group $250000
Arent Fox LLP $240000
Noble Strategies $220000
Bryan Cave LLP
(formerly with Powell, Goldstein et al)
$200000
Baker, Donelson et al $60000
Barbour, Griffith & Rogers $20000
Gallatin Public Affairs $10000

Source: Center for Responsive Politics (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Note #1: When compiling this list it was shown that many of the lobbying firms no longer exist because many of the lobbyists merged their firms together. When a firm was found to have merged with another, the dirty money Monsanto paid them was added together in the table above.
Note #2: In 2000 Monsanto merged with Pharmacia & Upjohn and was later spun off into the “New Monsanto.” However, the data for 2002 includes Pharmacia as Monsanto’s parent company and show that there was lobbying money spent on the pharmaceutical industry. For the table above, only the lobbying money spent on Agricultural Services & Products was included.

Monsanto’s PAC Contributions to Members of Congress 2002-2012

Posted: May 11th, 2012 | Filed under: Research | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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When you’ve got billions of dollars in your coffers, you can afford to pay off political candidates & members of Congress. The tables below from the Center for Responsive Politics show donations to U.S. politicians from Monsanto’s Political Action Committee known as Monsanto Citizenship Fund between 2002 and the first quarter of 2012. If your Senator or Representative is on this list, contact them and say that you don’t support Monsanto’s efforts to genetically contaminate the world’s food supply. Combine the totals below with the $50 million dollars Monsanto spent on lobbying and it’s easy to see why Monsanto deserves to be occupied this fall.


House
Total to Democrats: $237,202
Total to Republicans: $364,000
Total Recipient
$22499 Peterson, Collin C (D-MN)
$22000 Thompson, Bennie G (D-MS)
$22000 Carnahan, Russ (D-MO)
$20000 Lucas, Frank D (R-OK)
$20000 Graves, Sam (R-MO)
$19500 Clay, William L Jr (D-MO)
$18500 Boehner, John (R-OH)
$17000 Simpson, Mike (R-ID)
$16000 Hastert, Dennis (R-IL)
$16000 Blunt, Roy (R-MO)
$15500 Cantor, Eric (R-VA)
$14500 Camp, Dave (R-MI)
$12500 Goodlatte, Bob (R-VA)
$12000 Akin, Todd (R-MO)
$11000 Smith, Adrian (R-NE)
$11000 Luetkemeyer, Blaine (R-MO)
$10500 King, Steven A (R-IA)
$10500 Barrow, John (D-GA)
$10000 Fincher, Steve (R-TN)
$9750 Berry, Marion (D-AR)
$9000 Hayes, Robin (R-NC)
$8500 Hulshof, Kenny (R-MO)
$8000 Hare, Phil (D-IL)
$7500 Latham, Tom (R-IA)
$7000 Shimkus, John M (R-IL)
$7000 Boswell, Leonard L (D-IA)
$6500 Rogers, Hal (R-KY)
$6000 Loebsack, David (D-IA)
$6000 Courtney, Joe (D-CT)
$5500 Schock, Aaron (R-IL)
$5500 Cleaver, Emanuel (D-MO)
$5500 Braley, Bruce (D-IA)
$5000 Minnick, Walt (D-ID)
$5000 Hirono, Mazie K (D-HI)
$5000 Bright, Bobby (D-AL)
$4500 McCrery, Jim (R-LA)
$4500 Kingston, Jack (R-GA)
$4500 Gardner, Cory (R-CO)
$4500 Boyd, Allen (D-FL)
$4000 Stutzman, Marlin (R-IN)
$4000 Skelton, Ike (D-MO)
$4000 Michaud, Mike (D-ME)
$4000 Melancon, Charles (D-LA)
$4000 McIntyre, Mike (D-NC)
$4000 Kissell, Larry (D-NC)
$4000 Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie (D-SD)
$3500 Stenholm, Charles W (D-TX)
$3500 Ross, Mike (D-AR)
$3500 Long, Billy (R-MO)
$3500 Landry, Jeff (R-LA)
$3500 Kinzinger, Adam (R-IL)
$3500 Jenkins, Lynn (R-KS)
$3500 Huelskamp, Tim (R-KS)
$3000 Schilling, Bobby (R-IL)
$3000 Salazar, John (D-CO)
$3000 Ryan, Paul (R-WI)
$3000 Rush, Bobby L (D-IL)
$3000 Johnson, Timothy (R-IL)
$3000 Herger, Wally (R-CA)
$3000 Hanabusa, Colleen (D-HI)
$3000 Goode, Virgil H Jr (R-VA)
$3000 Chabot, Steve (R-OH)
$3000 Bruun, Scott (R-OR)
$3000 Bonilla, Henry (R-TX)
$3000 Berg, Rick (R-ND)
$2500 Rokita, Todd (R-IN)
$2500 Nunes, Devin Gerald (R-CA)
$2500 Hoyer, Steny H (D-MD)
$2500 Etheridge, Bob (D-NC)
$2500 Causey, Chad (D-AR)
$2500 Case, Ed (D-HI)
$2500 Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)
$2000 Pombo, Richard W (R-CA)
$2000 Hartzler, Vicky (R-MO)
$2000 Halvorson, Deborah (D-IL)
$2000 Gard, John (R-WI)
$2000 Foster, Bill (D-IL)
$2000 Ellsworth, Brad (D-IN)
$2000 Dooley, Cal (D-CA)
$2000 Donnelly, Joe (D-IN)
$2000 Childers, Travis W (D-MS)
$2000 Boucher, Rick (D-VA)
$2000 Boehlert, Sherwood (R-NY)
$1500 Walden, Greg (R-OR)
$1500 Tauzin, Billy III (R-LA)
$1500 Pickering, Charles (Chip) Jr (R-MS)
$1500 Holden, Tim (D-PA)
$1500 Dingell, John D (D-MI)
$1500 Costa, Jim (D-CA)
$1250 Tanner, John (D-TN)
$1000 Tiberi, Patrick J (R-OH)
$1000 Thompson, Stan (R-IA)
$1000 Thompson, Glenn (R-PA)
$1000 Tauzin, Billy (R-LA)
$1000 Sensenbrenner, F James Jr (R-WI)
$1000 Paulsen, Erik (R-MN)
$1000 Noem, Kristi (R-SD)
$1000 Neugebauer, Randy (R-TX)
$1000 Musgrave, Marilyn (R-CO)
$1000 Murphy, Scott (D-NY)
$1000 Lamberti, Jeffrey (R-IA)
$1000 Labrador, Raul (R-ID)
$1000 Kennedy, Mark (R-MN)
$1000 Hultgren, Randy (R-IL)
$1000 Hill, Baron (D-IN)
$1000 Guthrie, Steven Brett (R-KY)
$1000 Emerson, Jo Ann (R-MO)
$1000 Diedrich, Larry William (R-SD)
$1000 Crawford, Rick (R-AR)
$1000 Conyers, John Jr (D-MI)
$1000 Conaway, Mike (R-TX)
$1000 Clyburn, James E (D-SC)
$1000 Cardoza, Dennis (D-CA)
$1000 Cannon, Chris (R-UT)
$500 Putnam, Adam H (R-FL)
$500 McMorris Rodgers, Cathy (R-WA)
$500 LaHood, Ray (R-IL)
$500 Coble, Howard (R-NC)
$500 Callahan, Sonny (R-AL)
$500 Alexander, Rodney (R-LA)
$250 Ford, Harold E Jr (D-TN)
$100 McVey, Brose (R-IN)
Senate
Total to Democrats: $106,953
Total to Republicans: $201,100
Total Recipient
$21500 Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA)
$20000 Blunt, Roy (R-MO)
$20000 Bond, Christopher “Kit” (R-MO)
$17000 Lincoln, Blanche (D-AR)
$15000 McCaskill, Claire (D-MO)
$15000 Talent, James M (R-MO)
$14000 Grassley, Chuck (R-IA)
$13000 Harkin, Tom (D-IA)
$13000 Nelson, Ben (D-NE)
$11500 Baucus, Max (D-MT)
$11000 Crapo, Mike (R-ID)
$9000 Roberts, Pat (R-KS)
$8000 Lugar, Richard G (R-IN)
$7000 Bennett, Robert F (R-UT)
$7000 Coleman, Norm (R-MN)
$7000 Hatch, Orrin G (R-UT)
$7000 Inouye, Daniel K (D-HI)
$6000 Vitter, David (R-LA)
$6000 Wicker, Roger (R-MS)
$5500 Risch, James E (R-ID)
$5000 Allard, Wayne (R-CO)
$5000 Burr, Richard (R-NC)
$5000 Durbin, Dick (D-IL)
$5000 Hoeven, John (R-ND)
$5000 McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)
$5000 Moran, Jerry (R-KS)
$5000 Portman, Rob (R-OH)
$4500 Melancon, Charles (D-LA)
$4000 Coburn, Tom (R-OK)
$3500 Akin, Todd (R-MO)
$3000 Hutchinson, Tim (R-AR)
$3000 Johanns, Michael O (R-NE)
$3000 Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI)
$2500 Thune, John (R-SD)
$2000 Cochran, Thad (R-MS)
$2000 Dole, Elizabeth (R-NC)
$2000 Gillibrand, Kirsten (D-NY)
$2000 Landrieu, Mary L (D-LA)
$2000 Pryor, Mark (D-AR)
$2000 Sessions, Jeff (R-AL)
$2000 Smith, Gordon H (R-OR)
$2000 Specter, Arlen (R-PA)
$2000 Sununu, John E (R-NH)
$1500 Casey, Bob (D-PA)
$1000 Bayh, Evan (D-IN)
$1000 Bunning, Jim (R-KY)
$1000 Burns, Conrad (R-MT)
$1000 Campbell, Ben Nighthorse (R-CO)
$1000 Carper, Tom (D-DE)
$1000 Conrad, Kent (D-ND)
$1000 Craig, Larry (R-ID)
$1000 Daschle, Tom (D-SD)
$1000 Dodd, Chris (D-CT)
$1000 Ellsworth, Brad (D-IN)
$1000 Enzi, Mike (R-WY)
$1000 Hagan, Kay R (D-NC)
$1000 Hagel, Chuck (R-NE)
$1000 Hirono, Mazie K (D-HI)
$1000 Isakson, Johnny (R-GA)
$1000 Jones, Bill (R-CA)
$1000 Klobuchar, Amy (D-MN)
$1000 Kyl, Jon (R-AZ)
$1000 Leahy, Patrick (D-VT)
$1000 Thomas, Craig (R-WY)
$500 Welch, Bob (R-WI)

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Source: Center for Responsive Politics (2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002)