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Drop the Money Bomb on GMOs
Support California Citizens' Initiative & Nationwide 

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Dr. Mercola Discusses An Important Topic: GMO 

Dr. Mercola Discusses An Important Topic: GMO

Something Historical is About to Happen - But Your Participation is Critical  

 

Mayday! Mayday!

 

I'm pleased to announce that the Money Bomb Against Monsanto has been officially launched!

 

Yes, it is official.

 

Volunteers and staff from the California Right to Know Campaign are submitting nearly 1 million signed petitions from registered voters across the state of California to county officials, to place Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act on the Ballot for November 6.

 

Starting May 1, and extending through May 26, a broad coalition of farmers, health groups, and organic food manufacturers, will attempt to raise one million dollars (i.e. "The Money Bomb"). Donations can be made online, via regular snail mail, and over the phone. All donations will support state GMO-labeling campaigns and their defense from biotech bully lawsuits.

 

Read Dr. Mercola's May 1, 2012 message - reprinted here by permission; hyperlinks added.

Campaign

California Right to Know Campaign 

The Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act

 

This Act will require food manufacturers to identify genetically engineered ingredients on the labels of foods sold in California.

 

When California voters pass this ballot initiative, the Label Genetically Engineered Food Act will also not allow the common practice of mislabeling genetically engineered foods as "natural" or "all natural." It's imperative to understand why this initiative is so important and how it can affect all Americans, regardless of where you live.

 

California has the eighth largest economy in the world, so passing a labeling law for genetically engineered foods in California can have the same impact as passing a federal law.  

 

Large food companies are unlikely to accept having dual labeling; one for California and another for the rest of the country. It would be an expensive logistical nightmare, not to mention a massive PR problem.

 

To avoid the dual labeling, many would likely opt to not include using any genetically engineered ingredients in their product, especially if the new label would be the equivalent of a skull and crossbones. Those who opt not to replace GE ingredients from the get-go will likely find themselves unable to sell their products, as a majority of consumers reportedly will not buy foods once they know they're genetically engineered. Unable to sell their products, such companies will eventually be forced to stop contaminating our food with genetically engineered ingredients, or risk going out of business.

 

This is what happened in Europe and over 40 countries around the world. It can happen in the U.S. This is why we can't leave California to battle the biotech giants on their own. They need your help! Donating funds to this campaign may be the best money you'll spend all year to safeguard your health, and the health of your children.

 

Do you know which foods are genetically engineered when you go grocery shopping for your family? Wouldn't you want to know? Genetically engineered foods have been on the market since 1996. It's time they tell us what's in the food we're eating on a daily basis. Making a generous donation to this campaign is the best chance every American has at this point to make that happen!

Bullies

The Biotech Industry Bullies 

The Proverbial David versus Goliath

 

Naturally, the biotech industry is not about to let this pass without a fight. Monsanto, the Farm Bureau, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, along with corporate agribusiness, are all raising millions of dollars to spread their propaganda in an effort to defeat the California Ballot Initiative, just like they did a decade ago in Oregon. At that time, a cabal of corporate giants, including Monsanto and DuPont, calling themselves The Coalition Against the Costly Labeling Law, outspent the pro-labeling group 30-1, and successfully defeated the labeling initiative by scaring voters into believing that labeling genetically engineered foods was unnecessary and would raise food prices.

 

They did it again in Washington state last month, where campaign contributions to three of the eight politicians on the Senate Agriculture Committee-Democrat Brian Hatfield, and Republicans Jim Honeyford and Mark Schoesler-guaranteed the bill's demise in committee. Right now, the biotech industry is also working to defeat similar GE labeling bills in Vermont, Hawaii, Connecticut, and other states. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, Monsanto spent $8 million on their lobbying efforts in 2010 alone, and gave more than $400,000 in political contributions. Monsanto also spent $120 million on advertising, to convince consumers that genetically engineered foods are safe - despite the overwhelming scientific evidence showing otherwise.

 

Let's send them a message, loud and clear: We have the right to know what they put into our food!

 

You can do so by making a  donation right now. The money will be used to counter the industry propaganda so that we can win this ballot.

MoneyBomb

Matching the Money Bomb 

We're Dropping the Money Bomb!

 

About twenty years ago, the FDA decided to deny consumers the right to know whether their food was genetically altered or not. This shameful regulation was spearheaded by Michael Taylor, a former Monsanto lawyer who transferred into the offices of the FDA. Taylor is not the only ex-Monsanto employee that ended up in a position of power within the US federal government and its regulatory agencies, and this is precisely why previous efforts to get genetically engineered foods labeled have been blocked.

 

Not so this time!

 

Ballot Initiatives like the one in California is one way for citizens to take back control from compromised politicians and government officials and bypass them entirely. To sweeten the deal further, a group of "Right to Know" public interest organizations and organic companies have pledged to match the first million dollars raised in this nationwide "Drop the Money Bomb on Monsanto Campaign."

 

So click here, and help us raise 1 million dollars to win this historic campaign! These "Right to Know" groups include:

 

The Organic Consumers Association

 

Mercola.com

 

Food Democracy Now

 

Nature's Path

 

Lundberg Family Farms

 

Eden Foods

 

The Organic Consumers Fund

 

Institute For Responsible Technology

Petition

This Time Will Be Different 

Can We Win?

 

Yes, I believe we can! But we need to get the word out, which requires a strong campaign to educate the citizens of California to vote for the initiative on November 6. According to Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association, we stand a good chance of winning in California because:

 

This time, we have far more scientific information and greater public awareness on our side. GE contamination is now a mainstream media issue. Monsanto has become the most hated corporation in the world.

 

This time, we have overwhelming public support. Polls show that more than 8 out of 10 voters in California want mandatory GE labeling.

 

This time, we have built the strongest coalition of concerned food consumers in history, for the exclusive purpose of passing this law.

ActNow

Investing for the Future 

The Time for Action is NOW!

 

Today, I ask you to invest in this Initiative. Invest in your future. And invest as generously as you can. If you've already sent in your donation, thank you! If not, please contribute to this historic and critical campaign today. And then please forward this email to your friends. Share it on Facebook and Twitter. Print it out, hand it to all your friends. Every action counts!

 

As stated by Ronnie Cummins with the Organic Consumers Association:

 

"Monsanto is one of the most powerful, arrogant and destructive companies in the world. For decades, they have controlled the world's food supply by buying off politicians and regulatory agencies, intimidating small farmers, manipulating the outcome of scientific studies, lying to consumers - and threatening to sue states like Vermont if they dare to pass a GMO labeling law.

 

... Despite Monsanto's claims to the contrary, scientists are clear: genetically engineered food has been linked to a wide range of health hazards, including kidney and liver damage, infertility, auto-immune disorders, allergies and autism, accelerated aging, and birth defects...

 

We have the right to know if the food we buy has been genetically engineered.... It's time to take back our food. Our farms. Our power. It's time to show Monsanto what ordinary people like us can do when we come together. It's time to drop the money bomb on Monsanto."

 

Hundreds of thousands of people making small donations can help the coalition behind this initiative run a dynamic, effective campaign to bring down Monsanto and the rest of the Biotech Bullies.

 

So please, join us, and make a donation right now! You can donate online, by phone, or by dropping a check in the mail.

 

GMOs - I am not a science experiment  

 

Read Dr. Mercola's May 1, 2012 message - reprinted above by permission; hyperlinks added.  

SignPetition

Petition: Millions Against Monsanto 

Take Action!
Become One of the Millions Against Monsanto
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Sign Organic Consumers Association's Truth-In-Labeling Petition. Below is the content of the email message.

Subject: I'm One of the Millions Against Monsanto

As a citizen concerned about the health, environmental, ethical, and socioeconomic hazards of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and industrialscale factory farms or CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Operations), I feel
strongly that consumers have an inalienable right to know whether the food we are purchasing likely contains GM ingredients or comes from animals confined in CAFOs.

Up to 90% of U.S. soybeans, corn, cotton, canola, and sugar beets are now genetically engineered and routinely inserted into human and animal foods with no labels or safety testing.

Approximately 80% of current grocery food items contain GMOs; while according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics, the majority of beef, pork, poultry, dairy, and eggs come from CAFOs.

Considering the growing concern over GMOs and CAFOs, all non-organic food products containing soy, corn, cottonseed oil, canola, sugar beets or GM growth hormones should be clearly identified with a label or shelf sign that says "May Contain GMOs" and all meat, dairy, and eggs that come from
CAFOs should be identified with a label or shelf sign that says "CAFO".

Thank you for your attention to this important consumer concern.

at www.organicconsumers.org/monsanto/action.cfm

About the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:

FTCLDF is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization made up of farmers and consumers joining together and pooling resources to protect the constitutional rights of the nation's family farms and the consumers who patronize them. Annual membership is $125 for Farmers and $50 for Consumers.    

   

Visit www.farmtoconsumer.org or call 703-208-3276  

 

Quarterly and monthly membership payment plans are available. Buyers clubs, CSAs, farmers markets, etc. can join as Affiliates for as low as $5 per member; ask for details. 

Donations to the Fund are not tax-deductible.  

Monsanto MoneyBomb
 Please Donate
Before May 26  


If donations totalling $1 million is reached by May 26, a coalition of benefactors will MATCH it, bringing the Money Bomb to $2 million!
 
 
It's time to stand up to Monsanto.

It's time to take back
our food supply.


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Live in a state other than California? The Money Bomb will also support GE-labeling campaigns in other states!

A win in California will be a win for us all!

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Education Tools 
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The more we know, the more we can share with others. There are many valuable links at this website.

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All donations will be handled by the Organic Consumers Association and are not tax deductible.

Any organizations still interested in participating in the campaign should contact:

Katherine Paul
207-653-3090
[email protected]
organicconsumers.org

About OCA Fund
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The Organic Consumers Fund (OCF) is the 501c4 allied organization of the Organic Consumers Association.

OCF is focused on grassroots lobbying and legislative action to promote organic and sustainable food and farming, health, peace, justice, sustainability, and democracy.










































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