Organic Consumers Association, Dec 22, 2010
Straight to the Source
"Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food," including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system.
Federal judges are finally starting to acknowledge what organic farmers and consumers have said all along:
An appeals court recently ruled that consumers have the right to know whether the dairy products they are purchasing are derived from cows injected with Monsanto's (now Elanco's) controversial recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH), linked to serious animal health problems and increased cancer risk for humans.
Monsanto's Roundup, the agro-toxic companion herbicide for millions of acres of GM soybeans, corn, cotton, alfalfa, canola, and sugar beets, is losing market share. Its overuse has spawned a new generation of superweeds that can only be killed with super-toxic herbicides such as 2,4, D and paraquat.
In just one year, Monsanto has moved from being Forbes' "Company of the Year" to the Worst Stock of the Year. The Biotech Bully of St. Louis has become one of the most hated corporations on Earth.
Monsanto and their agro-toxic allies are now turning to Obama's pro-biotech USDA for assistance.
They want the organic community to stop suing them and boycotting their products.
They want food activists and the OCA to mute our criticisms and stop tarnishing the image of their brands, their seeds, and companies.
They want us to resign ourselves to the fact that one-third of U.S. croplands, and one-tenth of global cultivated acreage, are already contaminated with GMOs.
That's why Monsanto recently hired the notorious mercenary firm, Blackwater, to spy on us.
That's why Monsanto has teamed up with the Gates Foundation to bribe government officials and scientists and spread GMOs throughout Africa and the developing world.
That's why the biotech bullies and the Farm Bureau have joined hands with the Obama Administration to preach their new doctrine of "coexistence."
"COEXISTENCE" OR COOPTATION?
In practical terms coexistence between GMOs and organics in the European Union, the largest agricultural market in the world, is a non-issue. Why?
"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it."
Although Congressman Dennis Kucinich (Democrat, Ohio) introduces a bill in every Congress calling for mandatory labeling and safety testing for GMOs, don't hold your breath for Congress to take a stand for truth-in-labeling and consumers' right to know what's in their food.
MILLIONS AGAINST MONSANTO: LAUNCHING A NATIONWIDE TRUTH-IN-LABELING CAMPAIGN, STARTING WITH LOCAL CITY COUNCIL ORDINANCES OR BALLOT INITIATIVES
Early in 2011 the Organic Consumers Association, joined by our consumer, farmer, environmental, and labor allies, plans to launch a nationwide campaign to stop Monsanto and the Biotech Bullies from force-feeding unlabeled GMOs to animals and humans.