Last week, Care2 and the Center for Food Safety implored you to stand up and take action to protect organic food, and you responded by the thousands.
Thanks to your willingness to fight for your food, the Supreme Court ruled against Monsanto’s appeal to lift the ban on marketing and selling its genetically modified (GMO) Roundup Ready (TM) alfalfa.
Although the well-funded Monsanto public relations team is trying desperately to spin the facts about the Supreme Court’s decision in their own favor, there should be no confusion: while the High Court ruled in favor of Monsanto by reversing an injunction that was part of the lower court’s decision, more importantly, it also ruled that the ban on GMO alfalfa remains intact, and that the planting and sale of GMO alfalfa remains illegal (Huffington Post).
One of the most appalling facets of Monsanto’s appeal was that they claimed the American people just don’t care about what they’re eating. As long as it wasn’t “intentional”, the biotech giant claimed consumers will not reject GE contamination of organic alfalfa…despite the fact that more than 75% of consumers believe that they are purchasing products without GE ingredients when they buy organic.
It’s important for the American people to realize that this ruling is a major victory in the fight to protect their right to healthy food.
Companies like Monsanto think that their size and influence give them the right to put whatever chemically altered products they want into the food supply without having to answer for it.
Through continued actions like this, individuals and familes demonstrate that they do indeed care about what they are eating, and that they demand the ability to eat truly organic food without fear of GMO contamination.
Keep up the good work!
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Image: Idaho Alfalfa Fields
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