This is a Call to Action for a
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.
Posted: April 12th, 2012 | Filed under: Events | Tags: biohazmat, bovine growth hormone, DC, FDA, Food Safety Czar, Food Safety Summit, King & Spalding, Michael Taylor, Protest, rBGH, Regulatory Capture, resign, Revolving Door, town hall, USDA, Washington, Washington Convention Center |
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.
ABOUT MICHAEL TAYLOR
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.
Posted: March 8th, 2012 | Filed under: Events | Tags: Anti-Monsanto Project, Day of Action, Facilities, GCU, Global, Global Call to Action, gmo, Protest, Shut down Monsanto |
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
Anaheim, CA (March 9)
Los Angeles, CA
Mt. Olive, NC
Toledo, OH (Findlay)
Easton, PA (March 18)
College Station, TX (March 19)
Washington, DC – March 16 & March 30
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Winnepeg, Ontario, Canada
Australia and New Zealand
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
Posted: February 26th, 2012 | Filed under: Events | Tags: Artists, Atomic Cowboy, costume contest, dance party, DJ, EDM, Electronic Dance Music, gmo, Missouri, mutant beats, party, rave, St. Louis, Techno, tomato |
OPEN CASTING CALL TO ALL PERFORMANCE ARTISTS / Musicians / DANCERS / PAINTERS to get INVOLVED and HELP this event make a difference!
IF YOU WANT TO EXPRESS YOURSELF ARTISTICALLY and HELP RAISE AWARENESS that the EARTH’s biological system and food supply is being POISONED by a Corporate Death Machine
THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW!!!! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!!
will feature disc jockeys:
EASY (NOAH + DVDN)
EVER SINCE NOW (Luxxter + SaintYork)
Gabriel Z. Master of Unholy Ceremonies (subversion stl)
Eva Lucien – FIRE dancer
Crazee Clark – Costume Contest Host
other special GUESTS T.B.A.
ARTISTS will be added to line-up
This event is FREE however we would appreciate any donation ($5) and your help spreading the word!
MUTANT COSTUME CONTEST at midnight
10pm – 3am 21 and up
taking place inside
The FOX HOLE at ATOMIC COWBOY
( 4140 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO )
PARTY with a PURPOSE
HELP SAVE THE PLANET and OUR FOOD SUPPLY!
RSVP on Facebook!
Posted: January 26th, 2012 | Filed under: Events | Tags: Activism, Freedom, gmo, Hawaii, Maui, Monsanto, Occupy Maui, Protest |
Appears some haven’t got the memo: it’s a whole new ballgame, and we’re playing for the marbles, for this beautiful marbled jewel: this world is in the balance.
Their balances are in the red. Spreadsheets tell them there is not time. Now we must act in the shared interests of all the planet’s occupants. Yet still it seems there are some speaking for the few; morally bankrupt few, whose unthinkable plans they continue to tout.
Please take a sec to take action to save our Freedoms!
Find out what their new ACTA is all about.
And watch out for SOPA/PIPA’s Big Brother’s local, little Braddah’s HB.2286 & SB.2530
Put Hawai’ian Representatives on notice: tell them the whole world is watching!!!
And all this is lest to forget we have asked the World to join us in Occupying Monsanto all this week, and what a week it’s been already.
Wish we could say more other than stay tuned. Watch like an Egyptian (Tahir Square among others have been picking up and broadcasting our “Occupy Wall Street Maui” livestream)! Stay tuned. Turn on Maui and the world to the planet’s plague that is Monsanto. Drop into our facebook sites regularly… daily updates and big news forthcoming.
source: https://occupymaui.com & https://www.facebook.com/OccupyMaui