Corporate Villain of the Year
Fifty-one percent of those
polled recently by the popular online newsletter
Natural News chose Monsanto as the "Most Evil
Corporation of the Year." Author and activist Mike
Adams explains why:
* Monsanto behaves
like an evil corporation that pretends to be
angelic. The Monsanto website is an orgy of
touchy-feely corporate spin that tries to position
the company as the savior of life on planet Earth.
* Monsanto's GMO crops
are now linked to roughly 200,000 suicides of
farmers and farm workers in India.
* Monsanto put anti-GMO
politicians in France and Europe on a "retaliatory
target list" that was assembled by the United States
ambassador to France, working in conspiracy with the
leaders of the GMO industry.
a Grassroots Truth-in-Labeling Campaign in Your
"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,
The Millions Against
Monsanto and Factory Farms Truth-in-Labeling
campaign will no doubt turn out to be a protracted
struggle. But restoring consumers' right-to-know is
well worth the effort, since once the thin veneer of
"normalcy" or acceptability is lifted off of
Monsanto and Food Inc.'s products, millions of
consumers will demand non-GM, organic, local, and
Organizing a Truth-in-Labeling Petition Drive in
Your Local Community
(1) Form a volunteer
"Millions Against Monsanto and Factory Farms"
committee and begin to educate and mobilize a
thousand or more petition-signers in your community.
Circulate the GMO/CAFO Truth-in-Labeling petition
Download and Distribute OCA's Millions Against
Monsanto flyer: Ten Things Monsanto Does Not Want
You to Know
(2) Order "Millions
Against Monsanto" bumper stickers or T-shirts from
the OCA national office. Use these tools to create
visibility for your Truth-in-Labeling campaign in
your community. You can
go here to place your order.
(3) Register your local
Truth-in-Labeling campaign with the Organic
Consumers Association. Send an email with your full
contact information to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us
a little bit about yourself and give us an idea of
how much support you believe there is in your local
community. Designate yourself or a group of
volunteers as local coordinators. OCA staff can let
you know how many people have already signed
labeling petitions in your local community. Once you
are ready, OCA will set up a Truth-in-Labeling
"listserv" or email communications network for your
local area. Set a preliminary goal for the number of
petition signers (OCA suggests a minimum of 1,000)
that you need in order to move forward.
(4) Stay tuned for an OCA
webinar or online seminar for more tips on how to
organize a Millions Against Monsanto and Factory
Farms Truth-in-Labeling campaign in your community.
Hell No! No New GMOs!
The USDA is currently
accepting public comments on whether to approve
Monsanto's GMO alfalfa. This is the first time --
because they were ordered to by the courts -- that
the USDA is considering what impact GMO crops have
on organic varieties that could get contaminated
with Franken-genes. Please take action today.