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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:48 PM

Check In Here If You Support Mandatory GMO Labeling

I didn't quite make it to 1000 signatures (764), but I hope this initiative to require these dictators to label their food products as GMO is on the Nov. ballot in CA. I am so friggin sick of Monsanto (and ADM-Archer Daniels Midland) and their strong-arm tactics against common agri-business people. I don't know if there are enough signatures at this time, but I hope there is. I want these people to be held accountable.

Below is excerpt from RSN with link to full story. Check in if you are as sick of Monsanto as I am.


For nearly two decades, Monsanto and corporate agribusiness have exercised near-dictatorial control over American agriculture, aided and abetted by indentured politicians and regulatory agencies, supermarket chains, giant food processors, and the so-called "natural" products industry.

Finally, public opinion around the bio tech industry's contamination of our food supply and destruction of our environment has reached the tipping point. We're fighting back.

This November, in a food fight that will largely determine the future of what we eat and what we grow, Monsanto will face its greatest challenge to date: a statewide citizens' ballot initiative that will give Californians the opportunity to vote for their right to know whether the food they buy is contaminated with GMOs.



http://www.readersupportednews.org/opinion2/271-38/10916-focus-millions-against-monsanto-the-food-fight-of-our-lives

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Reply Check In Here If You Support Mandatory GMO Labeling (Original post)
Left Coast2020 Apr 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Apr 2012 #1
cali Apr 2012 #2
Zorra Apr 2012 #3
EFerrari Apr 2012 #4
burrowowl Apr 2012 #5
roody Apr 2012 #6
Left Coast2020 Apr 2012 #7
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #15
prairierose Apr 2012 #8
rainy Apr 2012 #9
Zalatix Apr 2012 #10
hootinholler Apr 2012 #11
Lugnut Apr 2012 #12
beac Apr 2012 #13
tex-wyo-dem Apr 2012 #14
limpyhobbler Apr 2012 #16
AnotherDreamWeaver Apr 2012 #17
countryjake Apr 2012 #18
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #19
countryjake Apr 2012 #20
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #21
countryjake Apr 2012 #28
unapatriciated Apr 2012 #22
Egalitarian Thug Apr 2012 #23
UnrepentantLiberal Apr 2012 #24
TroubleMan Apr 2012 #25
polly7 Apr 2012 #26
abelenkpe Apr 2012 #27
barbtries Apr 2012 #29
1monster Apr 2012 #30
Uncle Joe Apr 2012 #31
KT2000 Apr 2012 #32
kojoreport Apr 2012 #33
ananda Apr 2012 #34
varelse Apr 2012 #35
jsmirman Apr 2012 #37
jsmirman Apr 2012 #36
roody Apr 2012 #46
Junkdrawer Apr 2012 #38
zeemike Apr 2012 #39
Guy Whitey Corngood Apr 2012 #40
Agony Apr 2012 #41
1monster Apr 2012 #42
Arkansas Granny Apr 2012 #43
southmost Apr 2012 #44
bvar22 Apr 2012 #45
tjwmason Apr 2012 #47
Greybnk48 Apr 2012 #48

Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:49 PM

1. K/R (nt)

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:50 PM

2. check and rec.

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:51 PM

3. natch nt

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:51 PM

4. Tomorrow morning on LINKTv, Vandana Shiva's talk "The Seeds of Change".

10 a.m. pacific. She's tremendous.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:53 PM

5. YESSSSSSSSS!

Ban Monsanto!

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:53 PM

6. I've been out collecting signatures

a couple of weekends. They are very easy to get. Word from the headquarters is that we are close to our goal.

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Response to roody (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:58 PM

7. Good On Ya Roody. Thanks.

Was in Davis in the rain. Fairly easy to get signers.

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Response to roody (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:30 AM

15. Props to you!

I'd looked up locations to sign and found a local fair and a health food restaurant in my community. Before I went there, though, I was at an Occupy L.A. immigration/foreclosure protest and somebody had the petitions there. Serendipity!

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:59 PM

8. k & r ........n/t

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:19 AM

9. Checking in

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:21 AM

10. How long before the WTO tries to swat this law?

 

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:05 AM

11. I'm in.

Won't be much help from Md, but I'm all for these sorts of laws.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:22 AM

12. Rec! K&R n/t

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:22 AM

13. I do. K&R! n/t

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:24 AM

14. Checking in!

It's a no brainer that GMOs need to be labeled.

Like you, damn sick of these agri-mega corps dictating everything.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 02:10 AM

16. +1 nt

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 02:26 AM

17. Hear Here...

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 03:28 AM

18. Kick Monsanto off the planet! n/t.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 03:37 AM

19. I'm thinking Newt's moon colony might be a good place for Monsanto, for starters.

Oh, but Newt doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell. That's very different.



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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 04:00 AM

20. Nah, I was thinking of someplace a little further (and much hotter)...

like around 10,000 degrees...




Course, with the type of poisons they've created, such products might even damage ole sol.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #20)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 04:11 AM

21. Louis...

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:21 PM

28. Yup, Monsanto is a dirty word where I live...

Just mention the words "GMO crops" around here and you'll get one good earful on the subject, from most farmers. My county is a major world supplier of vegetable seed and those seeds become totally worthless if the plant is contaminated with GMO pollen from another field.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 04:47 AM

22. checking in and K&R

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 04:50 AM

23. K&R. n/t

 

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 09:16 AM

24. Yo!

 

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:20 PM

25. Not just yes,

but hell yes.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:24 PM

26. Kick

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 04:44 PM

27. I do! Nt

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 06:12 PM

29. people should know. nt

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 06:22 PM

30. Checked and Recked

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 06:34 PM

31. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Left Coast.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 07:07 PM

32. Checking In!

Absolutely we should be allowed to know. Monsanto needs to go.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 07:18 PM

33. Just label it "non-GMO"

I agree with your post.
Since learning about GMO February 2012...
I created a curated website to get the awareness out to everyone who cares and should care.
About GMO and our environment, food, ecosystem and our health. GOD help us.
http://kojoreport.com
please check out site and PASS IT ON

it is the only way we can get the word out to Label our Foods.
Our kids children will have a lousy future if we do not change it TODAY

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 07:46 PM

34. Absolutely.

GMO is so fucking evil.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 07:54 PM

35. check

we have a right to clear, complete, and accurate information on food labels.

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Response to varelse (Reply #35)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 08:12 PM

37. Indeed *

nm

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 08:12 PM

36. I would have signed

sorry I wasn't aware of this in time.

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #36)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 12:22 AM

46. They are not yet due.

If you have a health food store or restaurant, you might find a petition there. We collect in front of everyday grocery stores.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 08:24 PM

38. What? No Dihydrous monoxide jokes? No posts deriding us...

for a lack of knowledge of the Scientific Method?

Somebody is lying down on the job.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 08:25 PM

39. Sure do...K&R n/t

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 09:44 PM

41. Check - Farmers to appeal ruling

http://www.woodprairiefarm.com/
Farmers Determined to Defend Right to Grow Food File Appeal In Organic Farmers v. Monsanto

NEW YORK March 28, 2012 Today, in Federal District Court in Manhattan, family farmers filed their Notice of Appeal to Judge Naomi Buchwald's February 24th ruling dismissing Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will hear the farmers' appeal, seeking to reinstate the case, which has received worldwide attention. The farmers are determined to move forward with their lawsuit challenging Monsanto's patents on genetically engineered seed technologies in order to continue their pursuit of Declaratory Judgment Act court protection from Monsanto's claims of patent infringement should their crops become contaminated by Monsanto's seed.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 10:04 PM

42. Checking in for mandatory labeling of GMO food-like product.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 11:26 PM

43. This should convince anyone of who our government really works for,

and it ain't us, folks.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 11:35 PM

44. k & r

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 11:37 PM

45. That is one of the reasons I voted for Obama!

Labeling GMO Foods & Country of Origin

What ever happened to THAT guy?



You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their campaign rhetoric.
Solidarity99!
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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 08:30 AM

47. Totally support

It's mandatory over here thanks to E.U. regulations.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 08:32 AM

48. yes 100% n/t

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