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Roseann
- 3482 days ago - truefoodnow.org
Over the past few years, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) has used groundbreaking legal victories and grassroots campaigns to protect your food by putting a halt on the sale and plantings of many GMO crops.



   

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Roseann d (178)
Thursday December 3, 2009, 1:25 pm
Please help us reach our goal of $100,000!

Over the past few years, CFS has used groundbreaking legal victories and grassroots campaigns to protect your food by putting a halt on the sale and plantings of many GMO crops. But the biotechnology companies and their allies in government are not taking our success in stopping these GE crops well. Just last month, Monsanto petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear CFS’s successful GMO alfalfa case—which for the first time in history halted the planting of a new genetically engineered crop. Now, CFS faces a new challenge – defending itself in the highest court in the nation.

Thanks to the support of members like you, we are halfway to our goal of raising $100,000. CFS needs your help to support our legal work to fight Monsanto’s attempt to appeal the GMO ban in the Supreme Court! If you appreciate all that you have received from the Center for Food Safety and our True Food Network over the years, please show us with a generous contribution!
 

Roseann d (178)
Thursday December 3, 2009, 1:26 pm
Over the past few years, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) has used groundbreaking legal victories and grassroots campaigns to protect your food by putting a halt on the sale and plantings of many GMO crops. With the support of individuals such as you, we’ve successfully stopped the commercialization of genetically engineered wheat, rice, alfalfa, and biopharm crops (crops that have been engineered to produce pharmaceuticals). And we’re on our way to stopping other crops – such as a recent federal court victory that called the government’s approval of Monsanto’s pesticide promoting GMO sugar beets “illegal.” And for years we’ve helped fend off the approval of genetically engineered salmon.

Imagine if these GMO crops had not been stopped. Think of all the foods using wheat, for example that would have been contaminated had Roundup Ready wheat been commercialized. Or the threat to organic dairy if alfalfa was contaminated by Monsanto’s genetically engineered variety. We know that nearly 400 million pounds of additional herbicides have been used because of the use of GMO crops designed to withstand massive doses of toxic weed killing chemicals. Imagine the pesticide pollution of our croplands, waterways, wildlife and air that would have occurred if GMO wheat, rice and alfalfa had been commercialized. And independent scientists have shown that the release of even a few genetically engineered salmon into a native population could lead to extinction.

CFS needs your support so we can continue our legal and grassroots work to protect the food supply and hold the government and biotechnology companies such as Monsanto accountable for their actions.

The biotechnology companies and their allies in government are fighting back–hard. For example, CFS’s successful GMO alfalfa case—which for the first time in history halted the planting of a new genetically engineered crop—was a major setback for Monsanto. As anticipated, Monsanto appealed the case, not once but twice. CFS defended its victory and, fortunately, the Courts have denied both of Monsanto’s appeals, upholding a 2-year old nationwide ban on the planting of genetically engineered Roundup Ready alfalfa. However, just last month, Monsanto petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. Now, CFS faces a new challenge – defending farmers, the environment and our food safety against Monsanto in the highest court in the nation.

CFS needs your help to support our legal work to fight Monsanto’s attempt to appeal the GMO ban in the Supreme Court.

Fighting Monsanto in the Supreme Court is no small challenge. But with CFS’s dedicated legal staff, and the help of the scientific and legal expertise of our colleagues, we are confidant we will prevail. However, to do all this, we need your financial support.

The good news is that we are halfway to reaching our goal of $100,000. As we’ve said before, our members are our most important asset, and we need your support to help us fight this battle against Monsanto in the courts. If you appreciate all that you have received from the Center for Food Safety and our True Food Network over the years, please show us with a generous contribution! Every dollar you donate to CFS will be doubled by a matching grant for our litigation!

Please help us continue our good work to keep our foods and our farms free from GMOs. Together, we can create a new food future for ourselves, our farms, and our families.

P.S. – Don’t forget to choose a thank you gift from our drop-down list when you donate! Get a copy of In Defense of Food, Your Right to Know, Grub, Soil Not Oil, the film “Food Inc.,” our Non-GMO Shoppers Guide, and more!

To listen to more of Andrew Kimbrell on the topic of genetically engineered crops, see the You Tube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d_3l2dpQqU

 

Arielle S (313)
Thursday December 3, 2009, 1:29 pm
We have just begun to fight, Monsanto! Join Millions Against Monsanto - let's give what for!
 

Roseann d (178)
Thursday December 3, 2009, 1:37 pm
Monsanto is the BIG BROWN THUMB to food safety and health. Nothing good can grow out of corrupt, unhealthy practices. Monsanto is rotten to the core and so are their Frankenfoods.
 

Mandi T (367)
Friday December 4, 2009, 4:17 pm
Monsanto stinks!
 

Dr Kathi A (215)
Friday December 4, 2009, 9:25 pm
Have personal complaints against Monsanto.... Am sure they have SOME redeeming ppl in their work-forces. Do not believe that is the case with those who run their operations.
 

. (0)
Wednesday December 9, 2009, 9:44 am
I am sure with all the negative publicity they will eventually be drowned out with all the noise.. if we are all for one another who can be against us... lets fight the good fight of faith and blow their walls down.. just as in the days of Jericho, they made a great sound and the walls came down..
 
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