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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: Genetic Contamination Found in St. Louis Grocery Stores

Posted: December 15th, 2012 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Photos | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Genetic Crime Unit (GCU) visited 5 Supermarkets in the St. Louis area and found evidence of food contaminated by GMOs in every one that they entered. Reliable sources state that Wal-Mart is selling Genetically Modified Sweet Corn in their produce section. The GCU displays the evidence:
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The Dierberg’s grocery store Manager confronts the GCU but does not kick them out, states that photos and videos are forbidden.
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GCU finding foods that are contaminated with GMOs!
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Schnucks denied the GCU entry, threatened to arrest them if they did not leave.
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A GCU spokesperson said, “Are they afraid an investigation might discover dangerous gentetic contamination in the foods they are selling?”
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Trader Joes likewise did not allow us to enter the store. This supermarket, posing as a purveyor of “natural foods” is also suspected of selling genetically contaminated foods.

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The GCU distributed these warning flyers at this site and others:

IS YOUR GROCER SELLING GENETICALLY CONTAMINATED FOODS?

Over 90% of soy, corn, and canola contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). GMOs are created when a gene from a bacteria, animal or a plant is inserted into another plant or animal. Scientific tests have raised questions about whether these foods are safe for humans to consume. Foods containing GMOs are not labeled, so people cannot tell if they are in the foods you buy at the supermarket.

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WHY THE FISHYCORN CAR?

The Fishycorn Car dedicates its life to promote education around Genetically Modified foods, the environmental and social impact of the massive increase in chemicals used to grow them and the importance of GMO labeling in the USA. It is in St. Louis as part of a cross country tour. You can follow the FishyCorn Car on its facebook page.

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WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Let us know that you told the management at your grocery store that all foods containing GMOs should be be labeled. Support local and organic farms that do not grow GMOs.

Learn more about these Frankenfoods their dangers:
+ www.OrganicConsumers.org
+ Safe Food Action St. Louis
+ Gateway-Greens.org


Join us Wednesday, February 6, 2013 7pm for the video:
Genetic Roulette: How Genetically Engineered Foods Harm You and Your Family (by Jeffrey Smith)
Where: Legacy Books and Cafe’ 5249 Delmar (near Union)

Jan. 31: Action at Monsanto World Headquarters. Watch our Facebook page for details!
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Source: Safe Food Action St. Louis

Photos of Occupy Monsanto Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s in Atlanta, Georgia

Posted: July 31st, 2012 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Photos | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |
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On Saturday, July 28, 2012, members of the Atlanta Genetic Crimes Unit and the Food Supply Rescue Coalition descended on the Trader Joe’s store located at 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA to shop for some truth.

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Photos of Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s in Portland, Maine

Posted: July 31st, 2012 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Photos | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |
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We participated in “Shopping for Truth” at Trader Joe’s yesterday in Portland, ME with The Conscious Caravan and our family and kids in tow. We didn’t dress up in hazmat suits, nor did we bring caution tape, but we were on an Educational Mission to ask them to verify their Non-GMO claim on their Trader Joe’s brand. I started off telling the kids we were going on a treasure hunt to find foods that were safe to eat, and to look for either Non-GMO Project Verified, or USDA Certified Organic. They could all pick out a snack and then we would find out what was safe and what was not. Simple enough, right? Educating our next generation on what is in our foods. They gravitated to the fruit at first, and we sorted over mostly conventionally grown produce, only to realize there was only one lone island with Organics, limited selection indeed. Then, they went for the dried fruit and granola and crackers. Normal everyday healthy fare for kids, right? So it seemed.

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Video of Occupy Monsanto Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s in Washington, DC

Posted: July 30th, 2012 | Filed under: Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Sunday, July 29, 2012, members of the Genetic Crimes Unit descended on the Trader Joe’s store located in the West End neighborhood of Washington, DC to shop for some truth. This video by Mike Flugennock documents the day’s action.


If your GCU has video from Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s please send link to Incident@Occupy-Monsanto.com with a short paragraph describing the content of the video.


Also check out:
+ Photos of Occupy Monsanto Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s in Washington, DC
+ Photos of Occupy Monsanto Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s in Atlanta, Georgia
+ Read about EcoWomb Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s in Portland, Maine
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Photos of Occupy Monsanto Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s in Washington, DC

Posted: July 30th, 2012 | Filed under: Photos | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |
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On Sunday, July 29, 2012, members of the Genetic Crimes Unit descended on the Trader Joe’s store located in the West End neighborhood of Washington, DC to shop for some truth. The group photograph above shows the GCU throwing suspect corn chips into the air. Below are some of the other photos taken outside of the Trader Joe’s:

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July 29, 2012 – Occupy Monsanto to Shop for Truth at Trader Joe’s

Posted: July 26th, 2012 | Filed under: Press Releases | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2012

GCU Media Liaison: Gene Etic 202-744-2671
GMO@Occupy-Monsanto.com

Occupy Monsanto to Shop for
Truth at Trader Joe’s

Food Activists Demand Trader Joe’s Provide Proof Foods Sold in Stores are not Contaminated by Monsanto

WASHINGTON, DC– On Sunday, July 29, 2012, Occupy Monsanto’s agents of change with the Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU), a group designed to protect America from genetically modified foods, will ‘Shop for Truth’ at Trader Joe’s during a nationwide weekend of activism targeting the chain grocer. The DC-area GCU will gather in hazmat suits at noon outside the Trader Joe’s location at 1101 25th St. NW, Washington, DC to demand that the Monrovia, California-based Trader Joe’s provide proof that the foods sold in their stores under their own brands are free of Monsanto’s patented genes.

According to the Trader Joe’s website, the grocer sources all ingredients for its private label brands from non-genetically engineered crops, but provides no proof of this claim, nor does the grocer work with any known 3rd party verification services. The GCU believes that Trader Joe’s may be genetically contaminated by Monsanto’s gastronomical experiments and will be joining other GCUs from San Francisco, California to Portland, Maine over the weekend to demand that Trader Joe’s go beyond mere assurances and provide its customers with proof of their claims.

“If Trader Joe’s takes pride in the food they sell, why do they hide the truth from their customers?” asks GCU Agent Stacey Sanchez, “We don’t trust corporations like Trader Joe’s that have a profit motive, so the burden of proof lies in the corporate offices of Trader Joe’s.” The DC-area GCU has reason to believe that Trader Joe’s non-private label foods, which are not certified USDA Organic and contain corn, soy, canola, or sugar beets, are likely to be contaminated with genetically engineered ingredients.

“We will not spend thousands of dollars to send Trader Joe’s foods to laboratories for testing, instead we want Trader Joe’s to come clean,” says GCU Agent Richard Smith, “Trader Joe’s could easily become America’s first certified GMO-free grocery chain, but they won’t as long as they’re selling so called non-GMO foods without proof.”

WHO: Occupy Monsanto’s Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU) & Concerned Citizens
WHAT: Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s, Protest and Street Theater
WHEN: Sunday, July 29, Noon
WHERE: Trader Joe’s, 1101 25th St. NW, Washington, DC 20037

For the week of September 17, 2012 Occupy Monsanto’s GCU Agents have organized more than 40 global actions targeting Monsanto, the biotechnology industry, and points of genetically engineered food distribution. More details at: http://www.Occupy-Monsanto.com

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INCIDENT REPORT: Trader Joe’s Hostile to CA Right To Know Signature Gatherers

Posted: July 16th, 2012 | Filed under: Incident Reports | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We were sent this Incident Report by Jeanne Blackwell from California. She loves Trader Joe’s and even wrote a letter called “I love Trader Joe’s” but like thousands of TJ’s customers, she wants proof that their products do not contain genetically engineered ingredients.

Below she explains that TJ’s was hostile toward signature gatherers for the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act ballot initiative:

I was the San Luis Obispo county volunteer signature gather coordinator here in California. Our job was to gather 527,000 statewide signatures for the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act ballot initiative. We did it and with flying colors — we collected almost a million signatures statewide. In San Luis Obispo county we collected 8,000 signatures in less than a month.

Trader Joe’s was particularly ugly about allowing our signature gatherers in front of their store. They went so far as to put a sign in front whenever we were there. The employees harassed and belittled an 83-year-old volunteer by shouting in his face “You are not welcomed here.” I really tried to talk to our local managers and then I contacted the corporate office. Local managers were downright hostile and corporate never responded. I wrote a letter and sent it out to the label GMO campaign and local media.

When I saw that they carry GMO products like Barbara’s Go Lean I asked them to explain. They said more than once, and as a recently as last week, “Our store brands are NOT GMOs.” I followed up by asking about their Trader Joe corn tortillas. They assured me the corn was NOT GMO.

I would very much like to expose Trader Joe’s. I am pissed. The store does an extraordinary business and is built on the principle that their products are safe and non-GMO. People are trying to do the right thing and be responsible shoppers. They trust TJ’s. If TJ’s is lying there is going to be hell to pay.

Perhaps Trader Joe’s is so hostile because some of the food they sell contains genetically engineered ingredients. That’s why we plan to go Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s during the last weekend of July.


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