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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:24 AM

Millions Against Monsanto: The Food Fight of Our Lives


AlterNet / By Ronnie Cummins

Millions Against Monsanto: The Food Fight of Our Lives
Finally, public opinion around the biotech industry's contamination of our food supply and destruction of our environment has reached the tipping point. We're fighting back.

April 11, 2012 |


"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it." -- Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994

"Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA's job." -- Phil Angell, Monsanto's director of corporate communications, quoted in the New York Times, October 25, 1998


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 biotech 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. ..............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.alternet.org/food/154951/millions_against_monsanto%3A_the_food_fight_of_our_lives/




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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:28 AM

1. Du rec. Nt

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:37 AM

2. Even if you are not in California you can help- Many countries in Europe have

already outlawed / or forced labeling re: GMOs

Check out the health/enviroment risks if nothing else!!

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:57 AM

3. And certain people have the

audacity to complain that the Government is forcing them to buy health insurance.
Well you are going to need Health Insurance if you keep eating the SH*T the corporations and their bought & paid for legislators keep trying to force feed us.

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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:03 PM

4. GM Food and pesticide pollution--

Also there has been a link between lymphomas and pesticide use. My type of lymphoma is caused by toxins. I have been telling people that they should stop using Roundup, which is made by Monsanto.

The Lymphoma Foundation of America--scientists are saying there is a lymphoma epidemic in this country, that is linked with pesticide use:

http://www.lymphomahelp.org/execsum.php

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