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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.




INCIDENT REPORT: Video from Mullumbimby, Australia

Posted: September 17th, 2012 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Video | Tags: , , , , |

Mullumbimby has joined the global movement “Occupy Monsanto” with a week of fantastic events, films and a massive street parade so people can learn about the dangers of GM crops and speak out against the company’s poisonous 40-year legacy.

On Saturday 15th People marched in a street parade from Santos Health food shop in Mullumbimby to the Mullumbimby Community Gardens. They called for an end to the use of glyphosate hebicide (roundup) and a halt to the use of genetically modified seeds. Occupy Monsanto!!!!


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The Nation: Occupy Monsanto

Posted: September 5th, 2012 | Filed under: Press | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Occupy Monsanto

Peter Rothberg, September 5, 2012 – 4:02 PM ET

One of the most important legacies of the Occupy movement has been the sustained, focused campaigns that have emerged from the broad, diffuse protests that captured the world’s attention last fall. Occupy the SEC has kept up the pressure for the Volcker Rule, while Occupy Colleges is determined to end the student debt crisis.

Another powerful example is the expanding network known as Occupy Monsanto, which has emerged over the past eight months staging numerous protests at companies connected to the global trade of genetically engineered foods, known as GMOs.

(GMO foods are organisms which have had specific changes introduced to their DNA using genetic engineering techniques. The plants produced by Monsanto’s seeds are designed to be treated with toxic herbicides and pesticides, chemicals which have been suspected to increase allergies and have been linked to decreased fertility, asthma, organ failure and even, possibly, cancer. The jury is still out, but Occupy Monsanto sensibly argues that vegetables are fine the way nature intended them, and that Monsanto is devoting far more research to the financial metrics of GMOs than to the health implications.)

Trying to sustain its focus, Occupy Monsanto recently announced that it will organize a full week of protests in St. Louis, home of the Monsanto Corporation, on the anniversary of OWS, September 17, 2012. The protests based on the idea that Monsanto’s push to control agriculture poses a great threat not only to consumers in the United States but to farmers and communities throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia, will call on US legislators to mandate the labeling of GMO food, so consumers can decide whether to ingest these products or not.

Occupy Monsanto aims to aggressively confront and expose the industrial agriculture system head-on. “There is something wrong when a chemical manufacturer, the same company who made Agent Orange, controls the US food supply,” said activist Jaye Crawford.

“Wall Street and the American political elite have underestimated and even ignored our potential to effect rational policy change on GMOs which would include labeling for GMOs and restrictions on GMO cultivation,” says Gene Etic an anti-GMO campaigner based in Washington, DC. “If Occupy Monsanto’s anti-GMO actions are successful, after September 17 the media and increasingly more voters will ask tough questions about these experimental GMO crops especially within the context of the presidential election, as that office holds the power to determine American food policy,” says Etic.

The protests will vary in size and nature but are unified in rejecting the legitimacy of GMO food. Check out this interactive map with times, dates and locations of the more than sixty protests organized so far.


Source: The Nation

Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s – July 28 & 29, 2012

Posted: July 9th, 2012 | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |
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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:


Trader Joe’s Customer Updates:

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.



Confirmed Actions:

Atlanta, GA
Trader Joe’s Midtown
931 Monroe Drive. Atlanta, GA
Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 12:00 noon – 2:00 PM
+ RSVP on Facebook
+ Watch Live

Portland, ME
Trader Joe’s
87 Marginal Way, Portland, ME
Sunday, July 29 from 2pm to 4pm

Prescott, AZ
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

Berkley, CA
1885 University Ave., Berkley, CA
Sunday, July 29th from 10-11AM

Washington, DC
1101 25th St. NW, Washington, DC
Sunday, July 29 at 12 noon
+ RSVP on Facebook



UPDATE – 7/31/12

Check out:
+ 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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RT America: Occupy Monsanto vs Genetically Modified Congress

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

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America’s Congress has been contaminated, but don’t worry — someone is already on it. Members of Occupy Monsanto, a protest group opposed to the biotech giant, are dispatching aid to the nation’s capital.

Dressed in hazmat suits, members of Occupy Monsanto protested in Washington, DC on Friday over what they say are corrupt ties between American lawmakers and the country’s agriculture architect, Monsanto. Based in the American Midwest, the Monsanto corporation is believed to be aiding in the bankrupting of small-time farms across the country by chemically engineering genetically modified seeds that are not just unnatural, but near impossible to compete with. Concerned over the toxic make-up of their man-made crops, as well as their corrupt connection with the US Congress, the Occupy Monsanto group is in Washington this weekend to make their voices heard.

“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,” explains Occupy Monsanto’s Ariel Vegosen in a statement made this week. In addition to participating in the protest group, Vegosen is a member of the Genetic Crimes Unit, or GCU, an offshoot of the Occupy clan considered to be their “agents of change” that take to the streets to rally for awareness of the actions regularly engaged by Monsanto.

In addition to buying out small-time farms that can’t compete with the billion-dollar biotech corp, Monsanto is also being accused of buying off Congress to let the company get away with feeding America genetically modified foods, or GMOs. As RT reported earlier this week, Monsanto was recently awarded federal approval to test out a lab-developed corn variant that is believed to be resistant to arid environments and droughts.

“We deserve to know what we are eating,” adds Vegosen. “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. Monsanto’s lobbying dollars are pouring into politicians so it’s clear we have a GMO contaminated US Congress that threatens our health and the health of the planet.”

Occupy Monsanto rallied outside the Cannon Building in Washington’s Capitol Hill on Friday, where hazmat suit-clad GCU officers identified victims of genetic crimes. Other protests were planned around the world to be held at the same time, including demonstrations in Los Angeles, Seattle, Düsseldorf and Winnipeg. In September, Occupy Monsanto is planning an even larger global protest that it says will become a day the biotech firm will never forget.


Source: RT America


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