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05-12-10, 01:23 PM
I got this from a newsletter, no link to actual article but subscription info is below.

Update: CFS Fighting Monsanto in the Supreme Court!

On Tuesday April 27, 2010 the United States Supreme Court heard argument in the Center for Food Safety’s case against Monsanto (Monsanto v Geertson Seed Farms), the first-ever Supreme Court case about genetically engineered crops. To briefly recap, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) spent the last four years successfully litigating against Monsanto and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding the illegality of Monsanto’s pesticide-promoting, Roundup Ready Alfalfa. We sued on behalf of our membership, representing a broad coalition of organic and conventional farmers who wished to retain the right to sow non-GE crops without contamination; public interest environmental organizations focused on the foreseeable environmental impacts of the crops on biodiversity; and consumers who demand the right to choose to eat GE-free, including many of you.

Watch a short message from our Executive Director, Andrew Kimbrell, and (https://secure.ga3.org/03/SupportCFS/nCpB9NXMajwBJ?)
a short film about the case! (https://secure.ga3.org/03/SupportCFS/nCpB9NXMajwBJ?)
We believe that the Supreme Court argument went well for CFS. Our legal team did a great job, in a hostile and challenging environment, against great odds. A decision is expected in June and there are many possible outcomes. However, we still have a fighting chance. We will let you know as soon as we hear word.

We could not do this important but immensely difficult work without your continued support and generosity. Because of you, CFS has been able to take on Monsanto, one of the most powerful corporations in the world, and repeatedly win, driving them all the way to the Supreme Court.

CFS is still in need of your support for this groundbreaking legal case against Monsanto, to help cover legal fees and other costs associated with this case. Support is also needed so we can continue our legal and grassroots work to protect the food supply and hold the government and biotechnology companies such as Monsanto accountable for their actions. (https://secure.ga3.org/03/SupportCFS/nCpB9NXMajwBJ?)
Regardless of the outcome of this case, we are committed to protecting the interests of consumers, farmers, and the environment -- fighting the impacts of industrial agriculture and promoting the sustainable alternatives, through litigation where necessary. CFS must continue our work to achieve more ground-breaking victories in protecting the future of our food and our environment.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to CFS today to help us continue our good work to keep our foods and our farms free from GMOs. Together, we can create a new food future for ourselves, our farms, and our families. (https://secure.ga3.org/03/SupportCFS/nCpB9NXMajwBJ?)

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05-12-10, 02:58 PM
I saw something about this too, from another source, and I think it was waiting in the queue to post. Thanks, Mello!

BTW: Monsanto has come before the Supremes in the past and won. This may just be the tipping point in a new direction. Let us hope so!

Everyone can get on board this train...and EVERYONE is what it might take to effect change. Use the "Contact us" form on their sites to tell corporate food purveyors like General Mills, Libby's, Keebler's, Kellogg, Campbell etc. that you are boycotting their products until they print GMO content in their ingredients list, in type big enough for boomers to read. Contact your Congressional representatives and tell them it's unconscionable to omit GM ingredients from food labels; now dare they allow multinational biotech corps to dictate what American consumers will or will not willingly eat? Did you know that your Congressional representatives rarely hear from individual consumers? When they hear from one on a given topic, they assume that scores of others feel likewise but cannot be arsed to write. They DO take note! Become an activist!