The People Triumph Over Biotech: Monsanto Protection Act Defeated In The Senate — http://www.popularresistance.org/the-people-triumph-over-biotech-monsanto-protection-act-defeated-in-the-senate/
As of September 30th, the so-called Monsanto Protection Act will be dead. This is a major victory for anti-GMO activists as it is the first time that Congress has decided in favor of the constituents as opposed to companies like Monsanto, Sygenta, Bayer, and Dow.
Let these tortoises explain Monsanto’s unpopularity to you.
Today we honor Vandana Shiva, because as the corporate oligarchy continues to destroy our planet, it is clear that we need more leadership like hers:
- Video of Vandana Shiva on Bill Moyers’ show back in July.
- Here is a list of additional quotes by Vandana Shiva.
- This is Vandana Shiva in February @ ISFIT 2013: Changing Norms.
- This is Vandana Shiva @ Rio2012.
- This is Vandana Shiva talking about the capitalist patriarchy in March 2013 on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman.
Vandan Shiva is my hero!
Confused About the Farm Bill? Let’s Clarify
…and don’t miss the details about Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) amendment to kill State GE Labeling Initiatives. Not to mention the House version also cuts $20 billion in Food Assistance.
Farm Bill Heads to Senate and House Floors
There are some significant differences between the House and the Senate versions, in both what their bills actually contain and in the process used to get them through the committee.
New Buycott App Makes Voting with Your Dollar Easier Than Ever
Have you ever wondered whether the money you spend ends up funding causes you oppose? Thanks to the new Buycott app, you can organize your consumer spending to support causes you care about, and oppose those that you don’t—all by using your smart phone.
For example, if you belong to the Demand GMO Labeling campaign on Buycott, when you scan the items in your grocery cart, it will tell you whether those products were made by one of the 36 corporations that donated more than $150,000 to oppose the mandatory labeling of genetically modified food.
Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America from Monsanto to Wal-Mart (by democracynow)
Do you think about where the ingredients in your food come from while at the grocery store? The new book by Wenonah Hauter, “#Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America,” reveals the corporations behind the meat, vegetables, grains and milk consumed by millions every day — including some of the most popular organic brands. “Foodopoly” details how a handful of large corporations control the nation’s food production in ways that limit how small-farms operate and how ordinary people make choices in grocery stores.