Posts tagged Monsanto
Posts tagged Monsanto
How the March Against #Monsanto Can Take Back Our Food | Call to Action
Abby Martin calls on her viewers to take part in the March Against Monsanto, a worldwide event in which activists take to the streets to voice their concerns over GMO foods and the lack of transparency when it comes to our food.
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.
Biotech giant Monsanto faced a surprising setback after federal authorities refused to approve a new generation of genetically-engineered crops that could survive an unprecedented use of herbicides.
On May 25, activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto.
Why do we march?
Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.
In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-lead research on the long-term effects of GMO products.
Recently, the U.S. Congress and president collectively passed the nicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds.
For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.
Monsanto’s GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse among the world’s bee population.
What are solutions we advocate?
Voting with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto-owned companies that use GMOs in their products.
Labeling of GMOs so that consumers can make those informed decisions easier.
Repealing relevant provisions of the US’s “Monsanto Protection Act.”
Calling for further scientific research on the health effects of GMOs.
Holding Monsanto executives and Monsanto-supporting politicians accountable through direct communication, grassroots journalism, social media, etc.
Continuing to inform the public about Monsanto’s secrets.
Taking to the streets to show the world and Monsanto that we won’t take these injustices quietly.
We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. That’s why we March Against Monsanto.
- Join us! http://on.fb.me/ZUxe3o
- Find cities already participating: http://bit.ly/ZTDsk8
- Start your own: http://on.fb.me/16qw2r4