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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.

Rally for States’ Rights to Label GMOs!

Posted: December 5th, 2014 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The following Call to Action is from the Organic Consumers Association:

The battle for the right to know if your food contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could come to a screeching halt with the signing of one bill in Congress.

We need to stop that bill in its tracks.

H.R. 4432—the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) ACT—was introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) at the bidding of Monsanto, Big Food and the Koch Brothers.  If passed, H.R. 4432 will strip your state of the right to pass a GMO labeling law.

The DARK ACT will have its first hearing on Capitol Hill, on December 10. If we don’t turn out in numbers to protest this bill, our voice could be silenced.

The Organic Consumers Association, with help from Friends of the Earth, Credo, Cornucopia Institute,  Maine Sierra Club, Weston Price Foundation, Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund, Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association, Green America, and other groups, is organizing busloads of people to attend the hearing, followed by a rally and an organic lunch. But if we want to have an impact, if we want to attract the attention of Congress and the media, we need a minimum of 1000 people to be there.

Here’s how you can help. 

  • Organize a bus from your area. OCA will help pay for a bus from your state to Washington D.C., if you can fill the bus. Call us at 218-226-4164 or email if you want to organize a bus.
  • Get on one of the buses that have already been organized. We have bus captains trying to fill buses in in Pennsylvania (one in Lancaster, one in Philadelphia), Boston, Central New Jersey, Detroit, Chicago, Indiana, West Virginia, New York City, Maine, Florida, S. Carolina, N. Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. If you live in one of those areas, please use the links below to find bus schedules and reserve seats.

Here’s what will happen on December 10.
  • 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. The hearing on Pompeo’s DARK ACT is scheduled to take place at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW. We will gather there, with signs and banners, beginning around 8 a.m. As many people as can possibly fit into the hearing will attend.
  • 10:15 a.m. When the hearing begins, everyone who didn’t get into the Rayburn Building will move to our permitted rally spot on the Capitol grounds, at the corner of Independence and 1st St. SE. There we will have a number of speakers who will address the crowd and the media.
  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. After we wrap up the rally and speakers, we’ll move to the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 4th St. SE (4th and Independence Ave, SE).

If you can attend, please read:

  • Bring a black and red blindfold, to symbolize being kept in the dark. Red and black will tie in with our Stop Monsanto’s Attack on Democracy/Stop Sign image.
  • Please try to schedule (in advance) a meeting with the staff of your state representative or senator. Download this flyer, fill in the name of your state, and leave it behind with the staff to deliver to your member of Congress. (Find your senator;  Find your representative.)
  • Please make a hand-made sign that says: [NAME OF YOUR STATE] Against Monsanto’s Attack on Democracy! We want to show Congress and the media that people have come from all around the country to protest this bill.

If you can’t attend:

  • Sign our petition asking Congress to reject Pompeo’s DARK ACT here.
  •  Help flood the phone lines on Capitol Hill on December 10. We’re asking everyone who can’t be there in person to call their Congress members on December 10, beginning at 9 a.m. When you are connected with a staff person, you can say: “Hello, my name is [FIRST NAME, LAST NAME] and I live in [CITY, STATE]. I couldn’t attend today’s protest against H.R. 4432, a bill that would preempt states’ rights to label GMOs, but I am calling to ask [NAME OF CONGRESS PERSON] to reject H.R. 4432 and to support states’ rights to pass mandatory GMO labeling laws. Thank you.”
  • Make a donation to help offset the cost of buses, speakers, the press conference and organic lunch.

States that are already organizing buses:

Additional buses may yet be organized, so please check back. If you want to organize a bus, please email, or call OCA at 218-226-4164.

This could be the most important action you’ve taken yet to protect your right to know about GMOs. Come to Washington D.C. on December 10. Meet other activists! Hear some great speakers! And help us send a clear message to Congress that states should have the right to pass GMO labeling laws!

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir Confront Corporate Giant Monsanto on Thanksgiving Day at Its World Headquarters in St. Louis

Posted: November 21st, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

November 19, 2014

CONTACT: Stefanie Spear 216-387-1609

St. Louis, MO — On Thursday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. EST, Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir will enjoy an organic Thanksgiving meal on the lawn of the world’s largest biotechnology seed company—Monsanto.

After a banner year of bringing attention to big corporations’ role in climate disruption, Reverend Billy will conclude 2014 by confronting the company that is responsible for Agent Orange, PCBs, GMOs, Bovine Growth Hormone, Glyphosate and more.

Known by millions as the most environmentally destructive corporation on the planet, Monsanto, for nearly two decades, has been controlling political campaigns and affecting the regulatory process of agricultural systems all over the world. In the U.S. alone, more than 90 percent of soybeans and 80 percent of corn are grown with seeds containing Monsanto-patented genetics.

“Monsanto must be stopped,” said award-winning Reverend Billy, who has been jailed more than 50 times protesting social and environmental injustices. “Monsanto is the devil and what better day than Thanksgiving to remind the world that eating local, organic food is one way to stop this profit-mongering, biodiversity-destroying monopoly.”

Industrial agriculture and the entire globalized food system, which is becoming more large-scale and centralized every day, destroys biodiversity, soils and local food systems, and is responsible for accelerating climate change by contributing more than 40 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir will premier their new show, Monsanto Is the Devil, with the Not Buying It Band on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Joe’s Pub at The Public in New York City. Then the troupe will travel by bus to St. Louis, meet at a local park on Nov. 27 and march one mile to Monsanto’s world headquarters to have a festive organic Thanksgiving day meal where they will perform songs from their new show. The choir will be dressed in stylish Pilgrim and honey bee costumes.

This event is organized in collaboration with Organic Consumers Association, GMO Free Midwest, Gateway Garlic Farms and The Greenhorns.

“Despite its various marketing incarnations over the years, Monsanto is a chemical company that got its start selling saccharin to Coca-Cola, then Agent Orange to the U.S. military, and, in recent years, seeds genetically engineered to contain and withstand massive amounts of Monsanto herbicides and pesticides,” said Ronnie Cummins, executive director of Organic Consumers Association. “Monsanto has become synonymous with the corporatization and industrialization of our food supply.”

In addition to the Thanksgiving day meal, an online campaign has been launched encouraging people to take a pledge to cook an organic and local meal on Thanksgiving.

Monsanto’s world headquarters is located at 800 North Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63167.

Follow #NoMonsanto hashtag for updates.


2015 Monsanto Shareholder Resolution

Posted: August 14th, 2014 | Filed under: Research, Resources | Tags: , , , , , , |

Unfortunately, the shareholder resolution was withdrawn in October 2014 and will not be voted on at the 2015 Annual Shareholder Meeting. More details of the demise of the shareholder resolution can be viewed here [PDF].

On August 11, 2014, the following shareholder resolution was submitted to the Monsanto Company:

Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide and its key active ingredient, glyphosate, have been linked to various health problems, including chronic kidney disease, autism, birth defects, mammary tumors and pre-mature death, breast cancer, blood cancer, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), Parkinson’s, and celiac disease and gluten intolerance.

Roundup has never been tested or assessed for long-term safety for regulatory purposes. However, independent studies show it is highly toxic to animals and humans. Glyphosate alone is toxic, and some of the added ingredients (adjuvants) in Roundup are, on their own, toxic. In addition, some of these adjuvants increase the toxicity of glyphosate by enabling it to penetrate plant and animal cells more easily.

Roundup is toxic to beneficial gut bacteria but non-toxic to pathogenic bacteria.

Roundup depletes the body of macro and micronutrients.

Roundup interferes with CYP enzymes, disrupts the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids by gut bacteria, and impairs serum sulfate transport. The consequences include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

People exposed to the spraying of Roundup suffer increased incidence of infertility, birth defects, miscarriages, cancers, genetic damage (which can lead to cancer and birth defects), toxic liver disease, neurological developmental problems, kidney failure, respiratory problems, and allergies.

In 2014 in Brazil, the Federal Public Prosecutor requested the Justice Department suspend the use of glyphosate herbicides, and ordered the National Health Surveillance Agency to re-evaluate the toxicity of glyphosate.

Herbicide-tolerant Roundup Ready crops increased herbicide use in the U.S. by an estimated 527 million pounds between 1996 and 2011.

Roundup is commonly found in streams, rain and air in agricultural areas of the US.

Roundup has been found in the blood, urine, and breast milk of city dwellers.

Parents and pediatricians who have monitored children’s exposure to Roundup, have found that health improves when the herbicide is removed from their systems through an organic diet.

Shareholders request that the Board establish an independent panel, controlling for conflict of interest, to publish by July 2015, at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, a report analyzing the extent to which Monsanto’s Roundup/glyphosate may cause the above health problems, and describing public policy initiatives, and Monsanto policies and activities, to phase out or restrict uses of Roundup/glyphosate that increase human exposure.

Supporting Statement: Proponents believe the report should include all evidence linking Roundup, glyphosate, or Roundup’s inert ingredients or adjuvants, to the above health problems.

Read the 2014 Shareholder Resolution

Support the Occupy Monsanto Legal Defense Fund

Posted: June 20th, 2014 | Filed under: Genetic Crimes | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We need your help to pay for the Occupy Monsanto activists legal bills. Can you donate some money to help them out?

Back on September 12, 2012, Occupy Monsanto activists conducted a bold direct action on Monsanto’s Oxnard, California facility. Nine activists shut down California’s largest GMO seed distribution facility for a full day and were ultimately arrested. You can watch the inspiring video of the action here:

Fast forward a year and a half, the city of Oxnard, California is figuratively throwing the book at these intrepid activists and charging them with over $8,300 in restitution & fines! This means they are being forced to pay Monsanto & the city of Oxnard or they’ll be arrested & forced to go jail! We can’t let this happen!

This direct action made international news and helped inspire countless activists to begin their crusade against the evils of the Monsanto Corporation. Now these courageous activists need your help. Please donate as much as you can to help keep them out of jail.

Photo taken on the evening of September 12, 2012 after the Occupy Monsanto activists were released from jail:

March Against Monsanto, May 24, 2014

Posted: April 24th, 2014 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, March Against Monsanto in your community! Below is a spreadsheet export made on May 21, 2014 that lists all of the upcoming marches with Facebook Event invites. For the latest spreadsheet of planned marches, check out the official listing on the March Against Monsanto website.

Country State/Province City Facebook Event URL
Bolivia Cochabamba Cochabamba
Argentina Buenos Aires La Plata
Australia Western Australia Perth
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Australia Victoria Torquay
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Australia South Australia Adelaide
Australia Victoria Bendigo
Australia Queensland Brisbane
Australia New South Wales Newcastle
Austria Vienna Vienna/Wien
Austria Vorarlberg Bregenz
Austria Kärnten/Carinthia Klagenfurt
Belgium Belgium Bruxelles
Bosnia-Herzegovina Banja Luka Banja Luka
Brazil Rio De Janeiro Rio De Janeiro
Canada Québec Montréal
Canada Ontario Hamilton
Canada Nova Scotia Yarmouth
Canada British Columbia Kelowna
Canada Alberta Cold Lake
Canada British Columbia Penticton
Canada Saskatchewan Saskatoon
Canada Ontario London
Canada Nova Scotia Halifax
Canada Alberta Edmonton
Canada British Columbia Chase
Canada Alberta Grande Prairie
Canada Ontario Oshawa
Canada British Columbia Vancouver
Canada Alberta Calgary
Canada British Columbia Dawson Creek
Canada Ontario Newmarket
Canada British Columbia Victoria
Canada Ontario Blind River
Canada Manitoba Winnipeg
Canada Prince Edward Island Charlottetown
Canada Alberta Lethbridge
Canada Ontario Windsor
Canada British Columbia Vernon
Canada Québec Québec City
Canada Manitoba Brandon
Canada Ontario Toronto
Canada Ontario Barrie
Canada Ontario Ottawa
Canada Ontario Sault Ste. Marie
Canada Ontario Brantford
Canada New Brunswick Bathurst
Canada Alberta Red Deer
Costa Rica San Jose San Jose
Croatia Zagreb Zagreb
Cyprus Nicosia Nicosia
Czech Republic Prague Prague
Denmark Copenhagen Copenhagen
Denmark Fyn Svendborg
France Strasbourg Strasbourg
France Rhône-Alpes Lyon
France Guingamp Guingamp
France Paris Paris
France Languedoc-Roussillon Montpellier
France Bretagne Brest
France Toulouse Toulouse
France New Caledonia Island Nouméa
Germany Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart
Germany Niedersachsen Hannover
Germany Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf
Germany Ostfriesland Leer
Germany Baden-Württemberg Mannheim
Germany Bayern München (Munich)
Germany Krefeld Krefeld
Germany Ingolstadt Ingolstadt
Germany Berlin Berlin
Germany Frankfurt/Main Frankfurt/Main
Germany Baden-Württemberg Freiburg im Breisgau
Germany Saarland Saarbrücken
Germany Hamburg Hamburg
Ghana Accra Accra
Greece Athens Athens
Greece Thessaloniki Thessaloniki
India Tamil Nadu Trichy
India New Delhi New Delhi
India Tamil Nadu Madurai
India Tamil Nadu Erode
India Tamil Nadu Chennai
Ireland Cork Cork
Ireland Dublin Dublin
Ireland Ulster Donegal
Israel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv
Italy Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Mexico Guanajuato Leon
México Guerrero Acapulco de Juárez
México Chiapas San Cristóbal de las Casas
México Distrito Federal Mexico City
México Ciudad de México Ciudad de México
Namibia Windhoek Windhoek
Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam
Netherlands Den Haag Den Haag
Netherlands Zwolle Zwolle
Netherlands Groningen Groningen
North Island Bay of Plenty Tauranga
North Island Wellington Wellington
North Island Waikato Hamilton
Norway Kristiansand Kristiansand
Norway Oslo Oslo
Norway Hordaland Bergen
Portugal Lisbon Lisbon
Portugal Porto Porto
Puerto Rico San Juan San Juan
Romania Cluj Cluj-Napoca
Serbia Novi Sad, Niš, Belgrade Novi Sad, Niš, Belgrade
South Africa Western Cape Cape Town
South Africa Gauteng Johannesburg
South Africa Kwazulu-Natal Durban
South Africa Western Cape Khayelitsha
South Africa Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth
South Africa Mpumalanga Pilgrim’s Rest
South Korea Seoul Seoul
Spain Spain Spain
Spain Cataluña Barcelona
Sweden Skåne/Öresund Malmö
Sweden Värmland Molkom
Sweden Göteborg Göteborg
Sweden Stockholm Stockholm
Sweden Halland Falkenberg
Switzerland Zürich Zürich
Taiwan Northern Taiwan Taipei
Taiwan Western Taiwan Taichung
Turkey Istanbul Istanbul
U.K England Southampton
U.K England Brighton
U.K England London
U.K England Torquay
U.K England Nottingham
United States Missouri Kansas City
United States North Carolina Charlotte
United States Massachusetts Chicopee
United States California San Francisco
United States Maryland Easton
United States Florida Jacksonville
United States Pennsylvania West Chester
United States California Alameda
United States Missouri Columbia
United States South Carolina Charleston
United States Minnesota Duluth
United States West Virginia Charleston
United States Wisconsin Green Bay
United States Illinois Chicago
United States Florida Ft. Myers
United States Missouri St. Louis
United States Colorado Longmont
United States Colorado Pueblo
United States Florida Orlando
United States Nevada Las Vegas
United States Tennessee Knoxville
United States Massachusetts Boston
United States Georgia Atlanta
United States New Hampshire Concord
United States California Oxnard/Ventrua
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia
United States California Laguna Beach/OC
United States Florida West Palm Beach
United States Arizona Tucson
United States Michigan Ann Arbor
United States Wisconsin Fond du Lac
United States Maryland Westminster
United States Colorado Denver
United States Florida Kissimmee
United States Florida Amelia Island
United States Mississippi Starkville
United States Texas Houston
United States Maine Portland
United States Virgin Islands St Thomas USVI
United States Colorado Colorado Springs
United States Texas Fort Worth
United States Pennsylvania Lancaster
United States Ohio Cincinnati
United States Oregon Portland
United States Massachusetts New Bedford
United States Kentucky Louisville
United States Michigan Traverse City
United States California Ventura
United States New Jersey Atlantic City
United States Kansas Wichita
United States Texas Austin
United States Hawaii Oahu
United States New York Albany
United States Vermont Montpelier
United States Louisiana New Orleans
United States Washington Seattle
United States Florida Lee County
United States Alaska Anchorage
United States California Fresno
United States Ohio Maumee
United States Alaska Fairbanks
United States Montana Great Falls
United States Michigan Port Austin
United States Arkansas Mountain View
United States Mississippi Bay St. Louis
United States New York New York City
United States Massachusetts Amherst
United States California Sacramento
United States Maryland Ocean City
United States California Los Angeles
United States California Santa Cruz
United States Washington Longview
United States California Antelope Valley
United States New York Lake Grove
United States Florida Merritt Island
United States California San Luis Obispo
United States Oregon Madras
United States California Riverside
United States Ohio Columbus
United States Michigan Madison Heights
United States Florida Marathon
United States Pennsylvania Easton
United States Minnesota Twin Cities
United States New York Long Island
United States California Eureka
United States Michigan Cheboygan
United States Kentucky Florente
United States Michigan Mt. Pleasant
United States Hawaii Kailua-Kona
United States California Sonora
United States Florida Tampa
United States California Nevada City
United States Connecticut Mystic
United States Texas Temple
United States Colorado Boulder
United States Arkansas Fayetteville
United States Washington Spokane
United States Hawaii Waikiki
United States Hawaii Kauai
United States Massachusetts Fitchburg
United States South Carolina Greenville
United States California Rancho Cucamonga
United States Ohio Cleveland
United States New York Glens Falls
United States Oregon Salem
United States Texas Aberdeen
United States Missouri Orrick
United States Missouri Springfield/Branson
United States Ohio Dayton
United States California Sebastopol
United States Wisconsin Kenosha
United States Iowa Davenport
United States Colorado Vail Valley
United States Florida Melbourne
United States Rhode Island Providence
United States Alabama Huntsville
United States South Carolina Regina
United States Nebraska Omaha
United States Indiana Evansville
United States Florida Hollywood/Ft Lauderdale
United States California Temecula
United States Texas McAllen
United States Indiana Fort Wayne
United States Oregon Eugene
United States Oregon Coos Bay
United States California South Lake Tahoe
United States Virginia Norfolk
United States California San Diego
United States Maine Rockland
United States California Redding
United States Florida St. Petersburg
United States Michigan Detroit
United States Illinois Springfield
United States Illinois Urbana
United States Arizona Phoenix
United States Massachusetts Hull
United States New York Buffalo
United States Florida Cocoa Beach
United States Idaho Twin Falls
United States Utah Provo
United States Illinois Rockford
United States Texas Dallas
United States Idaho Boise
United States West Virginia Martinsburg
United States Kansas Pittsburg
United States Kansas Lawrence
United States Colorado Loveland
United States Texas El Paso
United States Washington Bellingham
United States Michigan Petoskey
United States Florida Pensacola
United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
United States Michigan Kalamazoo
United States Washington Olympia
United States Tennessee Memphis
United States California Morgan Hill
United States Maryland Hunt Valley
United States Florida Ormond Beach
United States Iowa Des Moines
United States California San Jose
United States California Monterey
United States Georgia Savannah
United States Texas Lubbock
United States Florida Winter Haven
United States Washington Spokane
United States Florida Tampa
United States Florida North Port
United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.
United States Washington Vancouver
United States California Los Angeles
United States California Victorville
United States Michigan Gwinn
United States North Carolina Fayetteville
United States Indiana Indianapolis
United States Missouri Jefferson City
United States North Carolina Asheville
United States Michigan Eastpoint
United States Montana Bozeman
United States Utah Salt Lake City
United States South Carolina Columbia
United States Oklahoma Oklahoma City
United States Wisconsin Appleton
United States Oklahoma Tulsa
United States California Van Nuys
United States Montana Missoula
United States Montana Kalispell
United States Virginia Richmond
United States Washington Bremerton
United States Texas San Antonio
United States California Long Beach
United States Florida Springhill
United States Florida Miami
United States Alabama Birmingham
United States Florida Naples
United States Georgia Athens
United States California Beaumont
United States New Mexico Silver City
United States New York Rochester
United States California Atwater
United States New Mexico Albuquerque

SOURCE: March Against Monsanto — May 21, 2014

Operation: Monsanto Stock Plunge and Panic

Posted: April 8th, 2014 | Filed under: Events, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Music by Caught A Ghost

March on Fidelity, Vanguard & State Street – May 9th at 3PM

Divestment Instructions:
Here are three ways to boycott the mutual funds that own Monsanto

1. Close your account.

2. Tell your advisor to sell your funds that own Monsanto stock and hold your money in either a money market or as cash.

3. Tell your advisor to sell your funds that own Monsanto stock and opt for funds that do not invest in Monsanto.

If your company has a 401K plan that you cannot opt out of, call your advisor and tell them you will only invest in funds without Monsanto.

Source: Organic Spies

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