At 8:00AM Occupy Monsanto GCU Field Agents descended upon Monsanto’s Washington, DC office.
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.
About 100 Occupy protesters blocked off the parking lot to Monsanto Corporation in Davis in an effort to shut down the chemical giant.
Members of the Occupy movement said they planned to mark the first year of the movement with more demonstration.
The protest, organized by Occupy Sacramento, Woodland and Davis groups, is one of nearly 100 demonstrations planned across the world in protest of the chemicals and mass pollution. It also marks one year of the movement.
Protesters carried signs, wore bio-hazard suits, and chanted “No GMO’s”, referring to genetically modified organisms.
Occupy held a similar protest at Monsanto in March.
The demonstration remained peaceful.
Davis police said they have brought in additional officers and have a contingency plan in place in case the protest escalates.
Source: Mae Fesai, KCRA
DAVIS About 60 Occupy Sacramento, Woodland and Davis protesters gathered at the Monsanto Davis plant Monday morning to protest against the company exactly one year after the Occupy Movement began.
Monsanto is the leading producer of genetically engineered seeds and the protesters hope to let executives know they strongly oppose genetically modified food. They also hope to show support for Proposition 37, an initiative on the November 6th ballot that would require genetically modified foods to be labeled.
Davis Police are not saying if they will arrest people if Monsanto files a complaint, but say they will assess the situation and bring out more officers if necessary.
Protester Jonny Goh says he’s willing to be arrested. Goh says it is “part of being American.”
Approximately 200 people are expected to show up Monday at Monsanto located at 1920 5th Street.
Source: KTXL Sacramento
It’s time to expose Trader Joe’s GMOs!
The fact is no supermarket in America is immune to genetic contamination. Some grocers & natural food stores work with their customers to prevent this ghastly invasion of our food supply. Trader Joe’s simply says "Be assured."
You’ve probably heard that before from Monsanto’s minions in the form of "Trust us," and you’ve probably learned that trust & assurances are earned. According to Trader Joe’s website, we should just blindly be assured that there are no unlabeled GMOs on their shelves:
Our customers can be assured that all products in Trader Joe’s private label are sourced from non-genetically modified ingredients. Our efforts began in 2001, when we determined that, given a choice, our customers would prefer to eat foods and beverages made without the use of genetically engineered ingredients. Our process has been to identify any product containing ingredients that could potentially be derived from genetically engineered crops and work with our suppliers to replace offending ingredients with acceptable alternatives.
So what assurances do we really have?
According to Fortune’s "Inside the secret world of Trader Joe’s" article from 2010, Trader GMOs private label brands are made by companies who regularly use GMOs in their products. We also know that TJ’s parent company, Aldi, uses GMO ingredients in their low-cost food products throughout America.
Trader Joe’s does not have any sort of standard or system in place, nor does it perform any testing for GMOs.
Unless Trader Joe’s can provide proof that their private label brands are free of Monsanto’s GMOs, the genetic contamination at their stores will be exposed by local Genetic Crimes Units throughout America during the last weekend in July.
Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s will take place on Saturday & Sunday, July 28 & 29, 2012 at Trader Joe’s stores throughout the United States of America.
If your Genetic Crimes Unit is interested in taking part please email incident@Occupy-Monsanto.com with the Time, Date, & Location and we’ll add it to the listing. This is a great opportunity to recruit members for your Genetic Crimes Unit and inform people in your community about the global week action against Monsanto in September. Be sure to take photos & video while you shop for the truth.
The methods of exposing Monsanto’s mutilated genetics will vary. Some stores may get the Label It Yourself treatment, other stores will see genetic crime scene tape unfurled in front of the store. Some stores will be enlivened with scenes of street theater and flash mob dance crews. How to shop for the truth is up to you & your GCU.
Trader Joe’s has hundreds of locations throughout the United States to choose from, but if there isn’t one nearby, consider making a visit to your nearest chain grocery store.
We’re heading to the Trader Joe’s located at 1101 25th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037 and we’re going to be shopping for some truth. We hope you’ll join us.
87 Marginal Way, Portland, ME
Sunday, July 29 from 2pm to 4pm
252 North Lee Boulevard, Prescott, AZ
Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 9:30 AM
San Francisco, CA
3 Masonic Ave, San Francisco, CA
Saturday, July 28th at 10 am
1885 University Ave., Berkley, CA
Sunday, July 29th from 10-11AM
1101 25th St. NW, Washington, DC
Sunday, July 29 at 12 noon
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UPDATE – 7/31/12
+ Photos of Occupy Monsanto Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s in Washington, DC
+ Video 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
+ Photos of EcoWomb Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s in Portland, Maine
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Check out some of the photos that were taken on Monday at the Sidewalk Session outside of the BIO International Conference in Boston, Massachusetts: