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Islander
06-06-11, 12:11 PM
Given the state of the world today, I can't think of a better use of your time. One voice is powerless; thousands of voices raised in unison form a chorus of outrage. Speak out!

from Organic Consumers Assn.
June 2, 2011

World Food Day is October 16, 2011. That means there are only 4 months left to get 1,000,000 people to sign our petition to label GMO foods and organize 435 Millions Against Monsanto demonstrations nationwide.

Download the petition

Getting everyone you meet to join the Millions Against Monsanto campaign should be easy - upwards of 90% of the public already agrees that foods made with genetically modified organisms should be labeled - but if you need some ammunition and inspiration to inspire you to spread the word, look no further than these 10 scary reasons to label GMOs:

#1 Monsanto's Bt-toxin, in its Bt-producing GMO corn and cotton (used in food in the form of cottonseed oil), was found by Canadian doctors in the blood of 93% of pregnant women and 80% of the umbilical blood of their babies.

#2 The authors of the Canadian study conclude that the women and their babies were exposed to Monsanto's GMO Bt-toxin through a "normal" non-organic Canadian diet, including non-organic (so-called "natural" and "conventional") meat, egg, and dairy products from animals fed Bt corn.

#3 Monsanto's GMO "Bt" corn and cotton plants are engineered to produce a insecticide in every cell of the plant that kills insects by breaking open their stomachs.

#4 Mice fed Monsanto's Bt corn had elevated levels of immune system substances that are also higher in humans who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, allergies, Lou Gehrig's disease, autoimmune disease, and colitis.

#5 Young mice in the same study had elevated T-cells, which are increased in people with asthma, and in children with food allergies, juvenile arthritis, and connective tissue diseases.

#6 Monsanto's GMO Bt-toxin has properties of known allergens - it actually fails the World Health Organization's allergen screening tests.

#7 Monsanto's GMO Bt-toxin has been found to bind with the small intestines in mice and with intestinal tissue in rhesus monkeys.

#8 In addition to its GMO "Bt" crops which are engineered to produce insecticide, Monsanto also produces GMO "RoundUp Ready" crops, engineered with a bacterial DNA that allows it to survive otherwise deadly doses of its herbicide RoundUp.

#9 In the only human feeding study ever published on GMOs, Monsanto's GMO "RoundUp Ready" soybeans were found to transfer Monsanto's "RoundUp Ready" DNA to the bacteria living inside human intestines.

#10 According to Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology, the transfer of Monsanto's GMO Bt DNA to human digestive bacteria could create a "living pesticide factory" that could be responsible for the "increase in gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune diseases, food allergies, and childhood learning disorders - since 1996 when Bt crops came on the market."

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Take Action:

Tell the President, VP, Congress & FDA to label GMOs!

Tell your State Legislators to label GMOs!

Tell the top 6 US food retailers to label GMOs!

Tell Whole Foods Market to label GMOs!

Tell Trader Joe's to label GMOs!

Tell Kellogg's to label their GMO ingredients!

Tell Kraft to label their GMO ingredients!

Tell ice cream companies to label ingredients produced with GMO growth hormones!

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Read more...and if the embedded links don't work for you, find them at the source: http://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/ob279.htm

mellowsong
06-06-11, 03:14 PM
Done :)

mellowsong
06-06-11, 03:31 PM
Well, this is pretty amazing. Already got a response! Obviously it is automated but the fact he already has it prepared means he is aware of things! He is a new, recently elected Congressman whom I have high hopes for.

From Rep TIM SCOTT
1st District, South Carolina

Dear Ms. D;

Thank you for taking the time to write and for sharing your concerns about genetically engineered corn products. I appreciate your thoughts on this important issue.

The recent decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve the first genetically engineered (GE) crop designed specifically for bio-fuel production is of great concern to me, because there are no protections in place to guarantee that food-grade corn will not be contaminated in this process. Please know that food safety is a top priority for me.

There are several bills pending which would require that food be labeled when it contains genetically engineered products. It is my intention to support these measures when they come to the House floor for a vote and I will act to ensure that our food supply is protected and that it will not threaten human life or the livelihood of our farmers.

Again, thank you for contacting me. For more information from Washington, please visit my website at www.timscott.house.gov and subscribe to my monthly e-newsletter.

Reesacat
06-06-11, 03:32 PM
Done!

Maurya
06-06-11, 09:31 PM
Did that! And let's give a hand to the geniuses who developed CapWiz! They have enabled us regular folks to do this!

Islander
06-06-11, 09:35 PM
No use contacting my rep. He lives around the corner and down the road a bit and grows GM corn. And I'm sure I've mentioned that the biotech industry lobbyist for the state of Maine lives less than a mile down the road from me. This is what enables me to say with confidence that employees of Monsanto, Syngenta, Cargill, Dow and the lot, all eat their products. They believe in them implicitly, and dismiss any findings of harm to be the work of "activists."

highlander
06-06-11, 10:48 PM
check.
I'm not surprised that the employees eat GMOs but I wonder if the people at the very top do.