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8 months ago
Supreme Court Denies US Farmers Protection Against Monsanto
Environment  (tags: GMO crops, Supreme Court, rights, environment, destruction, ecosystems, healthconditions, politics )
Cal - 1 hour ago - theecologist.org
The US Supreme Court has denied organic and GMO-free farmers their day in Court against Monsanto - leaving them unable to challenge the company's patents
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9 months ago
Stop Biotech's Kiss of Death GMO Apple - Please Sign!
Health & Wellness  (tags: GMO, kiss of death, biotech, monsters, apple, health, wellness )
Marie - 8 minutes ago - action.fooddemocracynow.org
If you haven't heard, apples are the single most popular fruit served in school lunchrooms across the U.S. and tragically, a Canadian firm has created a new GMO apple.
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10 months ago
PETITION - Tell the FDA: Don't Approve GMO Salmon.
Animals  (tags: frankenfish )
David - 5 minutes ago - act.credoaction.com
PETITION - Tell the FDA: GMO salmon hasn't been proven safe and shouldn't be approved for human consumption. The risks to human health and to the wild salmon population have not been sufficiently evaluated. I urge FDA to reject approval of GM Salmon...
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11 months ago
Say No to Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Release in the Florida Keys
1 year ago

http://www.change.org/petitions/say-no-to-genetically-modified-mosquitoes-release-in-the-florida-keys

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Right now, a British company named Oxitec is planning to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the fragile enviroment of the Florida Keys. The company wants to use the Florida Keys as a testing ground for these mutant bugs.

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Even though the local community in the Florida Keys has spoken -- we even passed an ordinance demanding more testing --Oxitec is trying to use a loophole by applying to the FDA for an "animal bug" patent. This could mean these mutant mosquitoes could be released at any point against the wishes of locals and the scientific community.

We need to make sure the FDA does not approve Oxitec's patent.

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Nearly all experiments with genetically-modified crops have eventually resulted in unintended consequences: superweeds more resistant to herbicides, mutated and resistant insects also collateral damage to ecosystems.

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A recent news story reported that the monarch butterfly population is down by half in areas where Roundup Ready GM crops are doused with ultra-high levels of herbicides that wipe out the monarch's favorite milkweed plant.

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What about our native species of Florida Keys Bats. Are there any studies being conducted to see if these mosquitoes will harm the native bat population? Why would we not expect GM (genetically modified) insects, especially those that bite humans, to have similar unintended negative consequences?

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Will the more virulent Asian tiger mosquito that also carries dengue fill the void left by reductions in A. aegypti? Will the dengue virus mutate (think antibiotic resistant MRSA) and become even more dangerous?

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There are more questions than answers and we need more testing to be done. Will the public be able to stop this program from happening if we don't want it? We were told that "public opinion would be taken into account."

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Dengue fever has been absent from Key West since 2010, which indicates the current methods of control and public education are working. What's the rush for this radical approach?

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Where is the third-party, peer-reviewed research on effectiveness and safety of GM mosquitoes other than Oxitec's own claims of success? Don't let Oxitec bully our community! We say no to genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys!

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http://www.change.org/petitions/say-no-to-genetically-modified-mosquitoes-release-in-the-florida-keys

The Genetically Engineered Right to Know Act
4 years ago

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"Today the Supreme Court ruled that when it comes to genetically modified organisms, we as consumers, have to wait until the damage is done and obvious, before we can act to protect health and the environment, even if that damage could be irreversible.

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"Haven't we learned from the catastrophe in the Gulf of the dangers of technological arrogance, of proceeding ahead with technologies without worrying about the consequences? Why do we continue to throw precaution to the wind?

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"Tomorrow I will introduce three bills this week that will provide a comprehensive regulatory framework for all Genetically Engineered (GE) plants, animals, bacteria, and other organisms. To ensure we can maximize benefits and minimize hazards, Congress must provide a comprehensive regulatory framework for all GE products. Structured as a common-sense precaution to ensure GE foods do no harm, these bills will ensure that consumers are protected, food safety measures are strengthened, farmers' rights are better protected and biotech companies are responsible for their products."

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-- Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), a long-time advocate of family farmers and organic foods, on June 21, 2010, after the Supreme Court voted 7-1 to allow the experimental planting of genetically modified alfalfa seed before an environmental review is completed.

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  • Save Gen-M, "Generation Monsanto": Tell Congress to Label Genetically Modified Foods Now!
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  • Tell Your Legislators: Say no to Monsanto's Dirty Money
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  • List of members of Congress taking Monsanto's Money
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  • Take Action against GMOs in the Global Food Security Act
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  • Do the Right Thing Home Depot: Dump Monsanto's RoundUp!
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  • Send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper and let the world know that consumer pressure campaigns work!
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  • Boycott Kellogg's until they discontinue sourcing sugar from Monsanto's GE Sugar Beets.
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  • Stop GMO Contamination!
    5 years ago
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    Don't Let Obama's USDA Approve Monsanto's RoundUp Ready Alfalfa!

     

    Submit comments yourself or “GO! to link below” to personalize Organic Consumers Association's template letter.
     
    Don't believe Monsanto's greenwashing. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), aren't meant to feed the world or be resiliant when there are droughts and floods -- they're designed to sell pesticides, especially Monsanto's weed killer RoundUp, which the "Roundup Ready" crops, corn, cotton, soy, canola, and now sugar beets and alfalfa, are genetically engineered to resist.

    A 2009 study showed that, over the last 13 years, Roundup Ready crops have dramatically increased herbicide use by 383 million pounds!

    Before Obama took office, the movement to stop new GMOs was making progress. In 2007, a Federal court
    ruled that the Bush USDA's approval of Roundup Ready alfalfa violated the law because it failed to analyze risks such as the contamination of conventional and organic alfalfa and the development of "super-weeds." The court banned the planting of GE alfalfa until USDA completed a rigorous analysis of these impacts. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals twice affirmed the national ban on Roundup Ready alfalfa planting, but Monsanto is appealing. Page continues...