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*Take Action* Noble Prize in Agriculture to Monsanto and Syngenta?

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Do not sully the World Food Prize by giving it to Monsanto's Robert Fraley and Syngenta's Mary-Dell Chilton.

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Kit B (276)
Friday October 18, 2013, 10:48 am
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Sign our petition to The World Food Prize Foundation

In an obscene development, a Monsanto executive is winning this year’s “Nobel Prize of agriculture” -- the prestigious World Food Prize -- for creating GMOs. Receiving it legitimizes the sort of rampant genetic modification Monsanto pioneered, and helps validate a ruthless business model that impoverishes farmers and monopolizes our food.

If that wasn't baffling enough, the founder of Syngenta, the same biotech giant joining Bayer in suing Europe to keep selling bee-killing pesticides, will also win the prize -- and with it, a share of the $250,000 prize money. We cannot allow this prize to legitimize frankenfoods and bee killers. The ceremony is in less than two weeks, so we need to act now.

Tell the World Food Prize Foundation not to reward Monsanto and bee-killer Syngenta’s outrageous practices.

Winning this prize will encourage the wider use of genetically engineered crops and be a huge obstacle to those fighting to investigate the long-term effects of its frankenseeds -- which is exactly what Monsanto wants. In 2008, Monsanto made a $5 million pledge to the World Food Prize Foundation, part of its plan to buy the credibility it can’t legitimately earn. By handing its benefactor this award, the Foundation risks undermining the credibility of the most respected prize in agriculture.

In protest, 81 Councilors of the World Future Council have penned a statement blasting the World Food Prize Foundation for betraying its purpose. In the words of the esteemed authors: “GMO seeds reinforce a model of farming that undermines sustainability of cash-poor farmers, who make up most of the world's hungry… The most dramatic impact of such dependency is in India, where 270,000 farmers, many trapped in debt for buying seeds and chemicals, committed suicide between 1995 and 2012.”

Despite the criticism, Monsanto and Syngenta executives are set to receive their prize on October 17 -- a slap in the face to everyone harmed by their products. We don’t have much time, so we need to publicize this obscene decision -- if enough of us get word of this out, and let people know the World Food Prize is threatening its reputation, we can shame it into choosing a more suitable candidate.

Genetically-modified crops do not deserve the highest praise. Don’t reward Monsanto and Syngenta.

Please sign and share - thank you

Arielle S (313)
Friday October 18, 2013, 12:17 pm
Signed - it IS obscene ... and disgusting and revolting and repulsive. Monsanto should be sued by every living human being for the damage it has done...

Debbie G (306)
Friday October 18, 2013, 12:32 pm
This is disgusting and bullshit.

Ljiljana M (115)
Friday October 18, 2013, 1:55 pm
Thank you for calling on the World Food Prize Foundation to award its prize to someone else.
Signed & Thank you Kit

Animae C (515)
Friday October 18, 2013, 2:06 pm
Thank you for calling on the World Food Prize Foundation to award its prize to someone else.
# 311,966

Sheryl G (363)
Friday October 18, 2013, 2:07 pm
Thank you for taking action!

Kit B (276)
Friday October 18, 2013, 2:15 pm

This really is obscene, to give an award, any award to the companies that people all over the world are fighting to save the lives of their children and themselves. Of all awards the Noble Prize? This is a direct transgression on and of human rights.

JL A (281)
Friday October 18, 2013, 2:32 pm
signed earlier, noted now

Pat B (356)
Friday October 18, 2013, 2:44 pm
Thank you Kit, for this. I signed.! # 312,019

Nichole L (69)
Friday October 18, 2013, 2:55 pm
Petition signed with relish!

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Friday October 18, 2013, 2:56 pm
Signed and noted.

Ruth M (235)
Friday October 18, 2013, 4:28 pm

Bryan S (105)
Friday October 18, 2013, 5:01 pm
Signed. And yes, truly obscene! What's next, an environmental prize to Exxon or BP? Maybe at least this will generate more negative publicity towards Monsanto.

S J (130)
Friday October 18, 2013, 5:15 pm
Done, thanks Kit. Don't forget to give peace prize to Assad of Syria.

Robert B (60)
Friday October 18, 2013, 5:49 pm
MonSatan has caused the death of farmers in India due to suicides and here in the US individual farmers who sue are out gunned by MonSatan's lawyers. This is a truely VILE and EVIL company. I wonder why farmers are not filing class action suits against this enemy of the independent farmer.

Peta Clarke (30)
Friday October 18, 2013, 5:57 pm
I was stunned at this award. One wonders how much lobbying went into this. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb.

Vicky P (476)
Friday October 18, 2013, 6:19 pm
noted, signed

Mary T (358)
Friday October 18, 2013, 8:40 pm
Thank you Kit - signed & noted

Past Member (0)
Friday October 18, 2013, 9:14 pm
So wrong...signed-thx Kit

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday October 18, 2013, 9:39 pm
#312,368 Signed, shared and noted. So wrong on so many levels I wouldn't know where to begin my tirade....

P A (117)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 1:48 am
Signed - bless you for this one Kit!

Lucie B (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:28 am
Signée et Partagée sur FB ! Merci !

Saturday October 19, 2013, 4:51 am
Noted and signed. This organization (World Food Prize Foundation) has lost all its credibility by awarding a Noble prize to two of the worse offenders of this planet. Thank you Kit!

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 6:30 am
S&S, thanks Kit

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:01 am
Noted and signed. TY Kit

Jody B (6)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:25 am

kate K (481)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 10:11 am
Noted and signed :-)

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 12:02 pm

Pogle S (88)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 12:31 pm
The world we live in is becoming more twisted by the day, it won't be long before murderers are awarded medals for being psychopathic!

. (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 12:39 pm
signed.Whowas the dumba$$ who nominated them,anyway?

Syd H (48)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 2:13 pm

I was blessed with seeing Vandana Shiva speak the the London March Against Monsanto.

The EU is trying to make it so all seeds need permission from Brussels. :(

You can bet Monsanto & Friends are behind this too.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 4:10 pm
Thank you for taking action!


Vallee R (280)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 5:29 pm
Gladly signed and shared.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 6:40 pm
Gladly signed. Noted. Thank you, Kit.

Roger G (154)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:09 pm
noted, thanks

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday October 21, 2013, 11:07 pm
signed shared on facebook and twitters. Wow an award for killing the bees and poisoning the world food supply :(

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 9:27 am
Happily signed ~ thank you Kit!
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