View Full Version : 4 days to say NO to Monsano Sugar Beets

12-02-10, 09:43 PM
From: "Lisa Madison, FRESH the Movie" <info@freshthemovie.com>
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It probably won’t come as a surprise that Monsanto actually feels they have the right to bypass the US Federal Court system.

Just last August, a Federal court ruled that the USDA’s prior approval of Monsanto’s GE “Roundup Ready” sugar beets was unlawful because the USDA had neglected to conduct adequate analysis of the impacts of this crop on farmers and the environment. The ruling made it illegal to plant or sell GE sugar beets until further studies were conducted, which the USDA estimated would be finished in 2012.

But Monsanto doesn’t play by the rules, and now the USDA has proposed to allow the planting and sale of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready sugar beets before the agency has completed its environmental assessment. To add insult to injury, we have an absurdly short window to voice our opposition - the USDA is giving us till December 6th to submit comments regarding their proposal.

Let’s send the USDA 5,000 signatures to oppose Monsanto’s GE sugar beets before they get their foot in the door. Click here to sign our petition to the USDA by the December 6th deadline. (http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=RXu4xYuZGJfkkFvpV%2BpwyGQH7q4Ep8hO)

http://action.freshthemovie.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4856 (http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=3urQjudNTEHdIU1XN6qQa2QH7q4Ep8hO)

We cannot let Monsanto’s sugar beets get through - it sets a bad precedent, suggesting that Federal ruling doesn't really mean anything and that Monsanto has more power than the government agencies that are supposed to be maintaining checks and balances to keep our food system safe.

Currently, the USDA does not require manufacturers to label foods that contain GE ingredients. The U.S. is one of the world’s largest sugar producers - sugar beets account for 55% of our sugar products. Letting GE sugar beets through the cracks will mean GE sugar in your foods, without your knowledge.

The multi-million dollar agriculture companies are pushing hard to get GE foods into our food supply without our knowledge and we have to fight back.

You have till December 6th to sign the petition and rally your friends and family around this important issue. Let's send them 5,000 signatures. Let's rally, as only grassroots organizing can do! (http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=InYdLG41T9V9xqV34C5pX2QH7q4Ep8hO)

Sign our petition to the USDA now! (http://org2.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=oLxleWZ0M%2B3uzRYza3zbgmQH7q4Ep8hO)

Thanks for all you do to stand up to Monsanto.

Eat safe,

Lisa, Ana & Jamie, the FRESH team
FRESHthemovie.com (http://freshthemovie.com/)

12-03-10, 12:06 AM
ARRGGGHHbanghead !!! Good grief those people at Monsanto are evil.........Signed!

12-03-10, 12:57 AM
Just wait till you see what's coming next: the Mutant Grass that Ate New York!

12-03-10, 03:32 PM