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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.




Students, Alumni, & Families to protest Monsanto at Washington University in St. Louis Graduation Ceremony

Posted: May 18th, 2012 | Filed under: Video | Tags: , , , , , , |

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – “Richard Mahoney will get an honorary degree. He is the former CEO of Monsanto. But not everyone will be happy to see him receive this degree. A group emailed FOX 2 saying over 100 students and alumni will join their families in wearing buttons protesting the relationship between the company and the University. Washington University has several buildings named after Monsanto and the corporation funds several fellowships.”


UPDATE – Reporter Kim Hudson interviews a graduating student on why she is wearing anti-Monsanto button:

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]
  • Photos of the Genetic Crimes Unit Protesting Michael Taylor at the 2012 Food Safety Summit

    Posted: April 20th, 2012 | Filed under: Photos | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |
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    Check out the photos from DC Direct Action News. Also, you should read more about why the GCU demands that FDA “Food Czar” Michael Taylor resign. Please send photos of genetic crimes to incident@occupy-monsanto.com

    Genetic Crimes Unit to Protest Michael Taylor at the Food Safety Summit

    Posted: April 12th, 2012 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    food safety summit Genetic Crimes Unit to Protest Michael Taylor at the Food Safety Summit Washington Convention Center Washington USDA town hall Revolving Door resign Regulatory Capture rBGH Protest Michael Taylor King & Spalding Food Safety Summit Food Safety Czar FDA DC bovine growth hormone biohazmat

    There is nothing safe about toxic pesticides & unlabeled genetically engineered foods. On April 19, 2012 the Occupy Monsanto Genetic Crimes Unit will protest outside of the Food Safety Summit at the Washington Convention Center. Food safety activists will meet at 11:00am at the Mount Vernon Square / 7th Street / Convention Center Metro station (Yellow & Green Line at the corner of M Street & 7th Street, NW) and will call on FDA Commissioner Michael Taylor to resign.

    At 11:30am, former Monsanto executive, “Food Safety Czar” Michael Taylor will be answering questions at the Food Safety Summit “Town Hall” forum. The GCU is calling for Taylor’s immediate resignation because a former Monsanto lobbyist, who profits from the increased use of pesticides & genetically engineered foods, should not be determining food safety & labeling standards in America.

    The Town Hall, as the forum is being called, is NOT open to the general public. Food Safety Summit attendees have paid at least $350 to attend. Occupy Monsanto’s 99%ers will take to the sidewalks dressed in Genetic Crimes Unit bio-hazmat uniforms to highlight the grave implications of chemical and genetic contamination in America’s food supply.

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    For over 30 years, Michael Taylor has been a part of the toxic revolving door between the public sector & the private sector. Starting 1976, Taylor became a staff attorney for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he was executive assistant to the Commissioner. In 1981, he went into private practice at King & Spalding, a law firm representing chemical company Monsanto, where he established and led the firm’s “food and drug law” practice. A decade later, on July 17, 1991, Taylor left King & Spalding, returning to the FDA to fill the newly created post of Deputy Commissioner for Policy. While at the FDA, he also oversaw the policy regarding Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rbGH/rbST), which is injected into cows to increase milk production. Taylor asserted that milk from injected cows did not require any special labeling and wrote the white paper suggesting that if companies have the audacity to label their products as not using rbGH, they should also include a disclaimer stating that, according to the FDA, there is no difference between milk from treated and untreated cows. Between 1994 and 1996 he moved to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), where he was Administrator of the Food Safety & Inspection Service and was influential in the approval of unlabeled genetically modified foods entering the American food supply. After briefly returning to King & Spalding, he then returned to Monsanto to become Vice President for Public Policy from 1998 to 2001. Taylor has been a professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine and in 2007 he became a Research Professor of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. On July 7, 2009, Taylor once again returned to government as “senior advisor” to the FDA Commissioner and on January 13, 2010, he was appointed to another newly created post at the FDA, this time as Deputy Commissioner for Foods, which makes him the second highest-ranking official at the FDA. Under his current tenure at the FDA, he’s been involved in the approval of genetically engineered alfalfa and is currently in support of genetically engineered salmon. Since August of last year, two on-line petitions, which call for President Obama to rescind his appointment of Taylor to the FDA, have gathered over 500,000 signatures.


    UPDATE (4/20/2012) – Photos from the genetic crime scene outside of the Food Safety Summit are now on-line:
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    Why We are Protesting Monsanto – Anonymous Genetic Crime Unit Speaks

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


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