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TAKE ACTION - PETITION: Tell Congress: No Free Pass for Anti-Organic Monsanto!

Green Lifestyle  (tags: gmo food, monsanto, anti-organic, greenliving, health, green, environment, garden, greenproducts, organic, sustainable, Sustainabililty )

- 2143 days ago -
Monsanto has launched a series of sneak attacks on organic and non-GMO farmers and consumers. They began by attaching a rider to the U.S. House of Representatives' 2013 Agriculture Appropriations bill...NO FREE PASS FOR MONSANTO! Sign the petition.

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Jason S (50)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 11:50 am

John Doe (22)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 12:14 pm
Thanks for what Jason? = Thanks for obtaining 20 Care2 points for posting "Thanks"? - Get a life.

Cheryl B (64)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 12:42 pm
signed and noted

Megan Beery (18)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 12:54 pm
Signed and noted.

Sue H (7)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 1:30 pm
Noted and gladly signed, thanks.

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 3:52 pm
Your e-mail message was sent to:
President Barack Obama (D)
Representative John L. Mica (R-FL 7th)


Rose Becke (141)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 11:05 pm
Signed with pleasure

Nancy C (806)
Friday July 13, 2012, 6:31 am

Reggie Thomas (5)
Friday July 13, 2012, 8:26 am

Friday July 13, 2012, 9:32 pm
Signed. Thanks John

Marie W (67)
Friday July 13, 2012, 11:41 pm

Brandy Huston (230)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 3:32 am

JL A (281)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 7:29 am
Someone needs to put a leash on Monsanto to limit their range of influence and impacts on the environment and health of the people

Arielle S (313)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 10:09 am
I think Jason was simply thanking you for keeping us informed, John - and it's not easy to stay ahead of a group like Monsanto with their devious and sneaky tactics. A more paranoid person would think that the intense heat and drought we've been having was created by Monsanto so that when farmers have to sell because they can't make it anymore, Monsanto can be there to buy up the property. After all, he who controls the food, controls the entire world. Petition signed.

Sheila D (28)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 12:36 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks John.

Alicia V (181)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 12:50 pm
Signed and Shared Fb.

Vicky P (476)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 1:41 pm
Signed and noted

Charlene B (4)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 1:47 pm
Monsanto will try anything to succeed.Thanks John

Saturday July 14, 2012, 1:50 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 2:06 pm
Monsanto and all these politicians and their families should be made to eat these disgusting foods and lets see how they like it when they are all sick....all this money from greed and no concern for the outcome of teh plants, animals and children of this planet makes me SICK !!!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 3:17 pm
Noted !!!!!!

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 3:56 pm

Marie Russell-Barker (13)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 5:45 pm
Why do our Law Makers always try to do something deceptive have we completely forgotten how to be trueful and honest.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 5:47 pm
Signed (I finally have a House member again!), shared & noted. Much thanks, John. I will keep signing these until doomsday, I guess...I know I'm not giving up the fight.

Terri Hughes (416)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 6:20 pm
''SIGNED''.........thanks John!

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 8:00 pm
Signed & Noted!

Joy Wong (103)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 1:41 am

Lloyd H (46)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 4:53 am

Ludger W (71)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 6:27 am
signed, noted, ty

chris B (44)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 7:09 am
if we keep pushing I believe we can stop Monsanto. There are 19million Care2 members. They all need to get involved in signing these petitions. What a statement, eh!?!?!?
Boycott Monsanto and Tyson and whoever/whatever company you know of that huts us and the environment. OOPS - that would leave us with no food, clothing, hygiene products, etc.

Eugene C (3)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 8:27 am
Noted, unable to sign but certainly would if l could, Monsanto has to go! Lets keep them in the lime light. Surely, as Chris has stated above, if the millions of Care2 members keep on exposing them and their terrible deeds, those in positions of power will be forced to listen and see the truth in what we are saying.
They say that money speaks louder than words, but maybe it depends on how many words, and the truth behind those words!

Lisa N (206)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 12:42 pm
Your e-mail message was sent to:
President Barack Obama (D)
Representative Howard Coble (R-NC 6th)

Rebecca Y (26)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 2:08 pm
I've been wondering for some time now....why do we continually elect people into office who raise the most amount of money...doesn't that say that their interests are going to ally with their backers....and it isn't us poor or middle class people, you can bet that! Of course they are going to let the banks, the big corporations and all the other companies that scam us every day get whatever they want! I sign petitions, write letters but still Congress and all the rest of them do what ever they want to do and it ISN'T for the good of the nation or the people. (And John Doe must have been having a bad day...poor Jason, who has signed a great many petitions and John Doe has signed only Jason has 24 friends and John has only 10....let the poor guy alone,,,J.D...sometimes people don't have anything to say but they want to sign the petition!)

Yolanda Harned (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:08 am
YAAY now I have enough points to feed a baby kitten!!!! This is for the guy who commented on jason!!!! THanks for making everybody else appreciate nice people even more!!!!!!!

M B (62)
Monday July 16, 2012, 4:35 am
U.S. only. Lets take Monsanto down.

John B (185)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:56 pm
Thanks John for posting the link to the article and the petition. Read, signed and noted.

Edith B (146)
Monday July 30, 2012, 10:07 pm
Of course, I signed and shared!

Barbara K (60)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 4:58 am
Thanks for the post. I signed with the notation: "Do we need to start Class Action Lawsuits against all those who allow it and all those who did put these poisons in our food? I've been ill for over 2 years from the poisons put on the wheat. It costs Medicare, Medicaid and Insurance Companies a lot of money and us a lot of misery. Stop poisoning us."

Laurie H (817)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 5:00 am
Thanks my friend for posting/sending this over---signed & hopeful we can stop Monsanto in it's greedy tracks!~

Daniel Partlow (179)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 6:43 am

. (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 10:32 am
signed and hopefully noted. I say NO to a free pass for Monsanto, but as long as the government doesn' remains the same..Thanks for the post John and Dandelion for the fwd

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 12:49 pm
Signed, noted and shared on FB. My note it is out of order again. I clicked on it, maybe it will show later.

Jim P (3257)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 5:37 pm
Petition signed.

Remember this: Monsanto has infiltrated the FDA and USDA with their own people. We must all keep pressure on our congresscritters to keep riders out of food bills, out of our food chains. We all must get labeling for those foods that have GMO's in them. Here is a list:

GMO's to avoid

Top 10 GMO Foods to Avoid
By Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society
29 July 12

Genetically modified foods have been shown to cause harm to humans, animals, and the environmental, and despite growing opposition, more and more foods continue to be genetically altered. It's important to note that steering clear from these foods completely may be difficult, and you should merely try finding other sources than your big chain grocer. If produce is certified USDA-organic, it's non-GMO (or supposed to be!) Also, seek out local farmers and booths at farmer's markets where you can be ensured the crops aren't GMO. Even better, if you are so inclined: Start organic gardening and grow them yourself. Until then, here are the top 10 worst GMO foods for your "do not eat" GMO foods list.

Top 10 Worst GMO Foods for Your GMO Foods List
1. Corn: This is a no-brainer. If you've watched any food documentary, you know corn is highly modified. "As many as half of all U.S. farms growing corn for Monsanto are using genetically modified corn," and much of it is intended for human consumption. Monsanto's GMO corn has been tied to numerous health issues, including weight gain and organ disruption.

2. Soy: Found in tofu, vegetarian products, soybean oil, soy flour, and numerous other products, soy is also modified to resist herbicides. As of now, biotech giant Monsanto still has a tight grasp on the soybean market, with approximately 90 percent of soy being genetically engineered to resist Monsanto's herbicide Roundup. In one single year, 2006, 96.7 million pounds of glyphosate was sprayed on soybeans alone

3. Sugar: According to NaturalNews, genetically-modified sugar beets were introduced to the U.S. market in 2009. Like others, they've been modified by Monsanto to resist herbicides. Monsanto has even had USDA and court-related issues with the planting of it's sugarbeets, being ordered to remove seeds from the soil due to illegal approval.

4. Aspartame: Aspartame is a toxic additive used in numerous food products, and should be avoided for numerous reasons, including the fact that it is created with genetically modified bacteria.

5. Papayas: This one may come as a surprise to all of you tropical-fruit lovers. GMO papayas have been grown in Hawaii for consumption since 1999. Though they can't be sold to countries in the European Union, they are welcome with open arms in the U.S. and Canada.

6. Canola: One of the most chemically altered foods in the U.S. diet, canola oil is obtained from rapeseed through a series of chemical actions.

7. Cotton: Found in cotton oil, cotton originating in India and China in particular has serious risks.

8. Dairy: Your dairy products contain growth hormones, with as many as one-fifth of all dairy cows in America are pumped with these hormones. In fact, Monasnto's health-hazardous rBGH has been banned in 27 countries, but is still in most US cows. If you must drink milk, buy organic.

9. and 10. Zucchini and Yellow Squash: Closely related, these two squash varieties are modified to resist viruses.

The dangers of some of these foods are well-known. The Bt toxin being used in GMO corn, for example, was recently detected in the blood of pregnant women and their babies. But perhaps more frightening are the risks that are still unknown.

With little regulation and safety tests performed by the companies doing the genetic modifications themselves, we have no way of knowing for certain what risks these lab-created foods pose to us outside of what we already know.

The best advice: steer clear of them altogether.

Ty, John .

Russell R (87)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 1:51 pm

Gina Caracci (219)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 3:41 pm
S&N and disgusted that this garbage is being allowed in our food supply. DOESNT ANYONE CARE ANYMORE FOR GODS SAKE????? What about the chemicals that are banned in most countries but no not here in the US where as long as they get paid we can all rot and die..and why not, it makes THEM more damn money
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