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March 20, 2012 — GCU Deploys 13 Banners in St. Louis

Posted: March 20th, 2012 | Filed under: Press Releases | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2012

GCU Media Liaison: Ray Valentine 202-557-5164
GMO@occupy-monsanto.com

The 99% Slams Genetically Modified Foods on Monsanto Company’s Home Turf

ST. LOUIS, MO – Occupy Monsanto’s agents of change with the Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU) hung 13 large banners over highways throughout St. Louis this morning calling out Monsanto for their genetic crimes and highlighting the danger of genetically modified foods (GMOs). The GCU opposes Monsanto’s bid to increase spraying of food with toxic weed killers like 2,4 D (the main ingredient in Agent Orange). Occupy Monsanto is also alarmed that one company has control of nearly 90% of the US seed supply, giving it undue influence over what food people get to eat. GCU Agents know Monsanto has successfully lobbied against the creation of public policy that would otherwise be in place to inform consumers about GMOs they are eating daily.

The banners hung today come after Occupy Monsanto banners began popping up across the Midwest last weekend over Interstate 70 in Ohio and Indiana. The banners hung today have messages including, ‘FDA is Genetically Contaminated by Monsanto’, ‘Genetic Biohazard: Defend Yourself,’ ‘The 99% VS. Mon$anto,’ and ‘Monsanto CEO = Millionaire; Monsanto Consumer = Lab Rat,’ amongst others. Each banner urges people to take part in Occupy Monsanto’s international call to protest on September 17, 2012, which is the one-year-anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Along with banners being hung on overpasses, one large banner stating ‘Mr. President Label GMO Foods Love Michelle‘ was staked onto the front lawn of Monsanto’s global headquarters.

Photographs and more specific locations of banners on the overpasses will be posted at Occupy-Monsanto.com as well as info on the worldwide day of action in September. Members of the media are free to use these images compliments of the 99%.

“Today’s action is part of a larger movement to stop genetically modified foods. Last Friday protests of Monsanto were held in over 30 cities throughout the US and in places all over the globe including Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and Canada. In Davis, California 150 people shut down a Monsanto facility and today Monsanto has felt the first impact of the Occupy Monsanto movement in their home city of St. Louis.

“We deserve to know what we are eating. Virtually every major country requires labeling of GMOs in foods so their citizens can make informed choices, including all of Europe, Japan and even China,“ said one GCU Agent. “By being in St. Louis, we are taking our message right to the source – we are telling Monsanto we will not tolerate GMOs and we are giving them a warning for what’s to come on September 17.”

To date more than 990,000 people have signed onto the www.JustLabelit.org citizens’ petition to the Food and Drug Administration for GMO labeling (the most to sign an FDA petition ever). Last fall over 100 people marched in the Right2Know March from New York to the White House to demand President Obama keep his campaign promise to label GMO foods. Video of the promise can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqaaB6NE1TI In California Monsanto faces a 2012 ballot proposition on GMO labeling. Today Monsanto was given a warning; on Sept. 17, 2012 Monsanto will be occupied in hundreds of locations internationally. Visit occupy-monsanto.com for more information.

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Occupy Monsanto Activists Shut Down Monsanto Office in Davis, California

Posted: March 17th, 2012 | Filed under: Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Photos of the GCU at the U.S. Capitol

Posted: March 16th, 2012 | Filed under: Photos | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Today Genetic Crime Unit Field Agents descended upon the U.S. Capitol to visit a genetically modified Congress.

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Do you have photos from today’s global action against Monsanto? Please send them to GCU@occupy-monsanto.com!

March 15, 2012 — GCU to Visit Congress

Posted: March 14th, 2012 | Filed under: Press Releases | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2012

GCU Media Liaison: Ray Valentine 202-557-5164
GMO@occupy-monsanto.com

Occupy-Monsanto to Wear Bio-Hazmat Suits as they Protest a Genetically Modified Congress

WASHINGTON DC – On Friday, March 16, 2012, Occupy Monsanto’s agents of change with the Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU), a group designed to protect America from genetically modified foods, will wear bio-hazmat suits when they visit Congress. The group will gather at Capitol South Metro station at noon on March 16 to highlight how chemical company Monsanto is contaminating our political process. The GCU opposes Monsanto’s bid to increase spraying of food with toxic weed killers like 2,4 D (the main ingredient in Agent Orange), genetic contamination of the organic food supply, and other risks associated with genetically modified food (GMOs).

The GCU will arrive at the metro station wearing bio-hazmat suits to assess whether Members of Congress and their staff have been victims of genetic crimes. The GCU will hold a banner that reads, “Congress is Genetically Modified,” as they circulate on Capitol Hill sidewalks. This day of action is part of a larger international call to ‘Occupy Monsanto’ taking place all over the globe including Spain, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and at least 28 cities throughout the US.

“In the name of Wall Street profits, chemical corporations such as Monsanto genetically engineer crops to withstand high doses of their toxic weed killers that contaminate our food and water, and have not been proven safe. We deserve to know what we are eating. Virtually every major country requires labeling of GMOs in foods so their citizens can make informed choices, including all of Europe, Japan and even China,” said GCU’s Angela Johnson. “Monsanto’s lobbying dollars are pouring into politicians so its clear we have a GMO contaminated US Congress that threatens our health and the health of the planet,” says Vegosen.

WHO: Occupy Monsanto’s Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU)
WHAT: ID’ing Victims of Monsanto’s Genetic Crimes by GCU Agents in Bio-Hazmat Suits
WHEN: Friday, March 16, Noon
WHERE: Cannon Building: Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC, 20540, corner NJ Ave

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has introduced three bills addressing concerns with GMOs. In addition, more than 900,000 people have signed onto the JustLabelit.org citizens’ petition to the Food and Drug Administration for GMO labeling (the most to sign an FDA petition ever). Last fall about 100 people marched in the Right2Know March from New York to the White House to demand President Obama keep his campaign promise to label GMO foods. Video of the promise can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqaaB6NE1TI In California Monsanto faces a 2012 ballot proposition on GMO labeling. Finally, on September 17, 2012 Occupy Monsanto is calling for hundreds of actions internationally, www.occupy-monsanto.com

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Global Actions Against Monsanto 3/2012

Posted: March 8th, 2012 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Shut Down Monsanto and the Anti-Monsanto Project are calling for global days of action to shut down Monsanto on Friday and Saturday March 16 & 17. Click here to view the Global Call to Action.


Here’s the updated list of actions:

Saint Louis, MO – March 10 & March 16
Stuttgart, AR
Yuma, AZ
Anaheim, CA (March 9)
Davis, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Oxnard, CA
Salinas, CA
Stockton, CA
Mystic, CT
Homestead, FL
Hilo, HI
Kihei, HI
Bloomington, IL
Wichita, KS
Luling, LA
Galena, MD
Bozeman, MT
Mt. Olive, NC
Kannapolis, NC
Toledo, OH (Findlay)
Greenville, OH
Easton, PA (March 18)
Hartsville, SC
College Station, TX (March 19)
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
Othello, WA
Madison, WI
Middleton, WI
Washington, DC – March 16 & March 30
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Winnepeg, Ontario, Canada
Africa
Asia
Japan
Australia and New Zealand
Brisbane
Norway
Düsseldorf, Germany
Brondby, Denmark
Spain
Romania
Latin America
Argentina


Click here to find the Monsanto location nearest to you!

If you can’t make it to the protests in March, stay tuned for Occupy Monsanto, September 17, 2012.


It is time for consumers to take a stand, to make their voices be heard, not in the streets, but at the gates of evil. On Friday March 16th and 17th, consumers will go to the Monsanto location nearest to them and let their voices be heard. Make it hard for the employees of the monster trying to control our food to get to work, pay the migrant and student workers they exploit to turn away from work for a day shutting down the machine’s source of cheap labor. We can act, we can control, tell them we are here and we know where the monster lives. …continue reading the Global Call to Action


source: A Global Day of Action – Shut Down Monsanto! & Organic Consumers Association

“Monsanto Go Away!”

Posted: February 6th, 2012 | Filed under: Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Human says “While on Maui we were asked to sing our now famous anti-GMO, anti-Monsanto anthem “Monsanto (GO AWAY!)” as part of a week long Occupy Maui camp outside the Monsanto headquarters in Kihei. I was amazed to learn that Maui’s current highest-valued export is GMO Corn seed which is then brought to the US mainland and bred with organic corn seed and sold to farmers. Of course the US government subsidizes all of this, multiple government officials, including heads of the FDA, are former Monsanto board members, which my explain why the USDA decided to fund the construction of a new district police depart right outside of Monsanto’s gates. Wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it in my own eyes. Here’s a video by Ian MacKenzie who is producing a video called Occupy Love. To support us on our quest to rid the food system of poison you can download the single here.”


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