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Kathy
- 1970 days ago - action.sumofus.org
It's business as usual for Monsanto: insist it's doing nothing wrong, while opposing any request to be open about the risks of GMOs. But this time, it's Monsanto's own shareholders who are asking questions. Their simple request is that Monsanto stops-->



   

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Kathy B (106)
Friday January 24, 2014, 3:53 pm


It’s business as usual for Monsanto: insist it’s doing nothing wrong, while opposing any request to be open about the risks of GMOs.

But this time, it’s Monsanto’s own shareholders who are asking questions. Their simple request is that Monsanto stops keeping them in the dark on genetically-modified food -- and they need our support.

After over 5,000 of us chipped in, SumOfUs organizers are headed to St Louis for the crucial shareholder vote -- working tirelessly to win the support of the big investment funds. But unless Monsanto and its shareholders feel the massive community opposition to their agenda, they’ll conclude they can ignore us and vote against GMO transparency. That’s why we need to act now.

Sign the petition to tell Monsanto: don’t hide the costs of GMOs from your shareholders and the public. We’ll deliver our voices at Monsanto’s annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday.

The brave group of shareholders who will present this resolution at Monsanto’s annual meeting want the company to be straight with its shareholders. They’re asking Monsanto to report on the costs and business risks of GMOs -- from the contamination of non-GMO crops, to the effect on bees and other “non-target” organisms, and more. These are real risks and costs, and it’s a sensible proposal -- for anyone other than a corporation that thinks that suing family farmers and fighting truth-in-labelling laws is business as usual.

Monsanto is trying to defeat this shareholder vote -- using the same tactics it uses to defeat all opposition to its agenda. Its business model is based on keeping us all in the dark. It has fought against every effort to label genetically modified ingredients, spending $15 million to defeat laws in California and Washington alone. Monsanto can feel the tide turning against it -- already, numerous US states and countless countries have restrictions on GMOs and their labelling. But instead of recognizing the community sentiment and business risk, Monsanto is still fighting. And now, its shareholders are starting to wake up to the risks.

That’s why it’s crucial that we support these shareholders who are taking a stand at Monsanto’s annual meeting, and demand that Monsanto study the risks and costs of GMOs and come clean to their shareholders and the public. Unless they know we’re watching, many of Monsanto’s biggest shareholders will feel free to support Monsanto’s management and vote against the shareholder resolution.

Sign the petition now to demand that Monsanto come clean on the costs of GMOs, and support the brave shareholders behind this proposal.
 

Kathy B (106)
Friday January 24, 2014, 3:54 pm
All can sign. I do so enjoy hasseling Monsanto anyway I can :)
 

Animae C (509)
Friday January 24, 2014, 4:04 pm
Thank you for taking action!
 

Timothy Spurlin (29)
Friday January 24, 2014, 4:38 pm
Signed earlier & Noted! Monsanto the most evil company of all!
 

penny C (83)
Friday January 24, 2014, 4:39 pm
Done.Thanks Kathy.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday January 24, 2014, 4:46 pm
Done-thx
 

Rose Becke (141)
Friday January 24, 2014, 5:05 pm
Signed Kathy thanks
 

Ondine J (134)
Friday January 24, 2014, 8:53 pm
Noted and signed,thanks
 

jeanne schreurs (205)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 4:31 am
thanks Kathy I told them
 

Victoria Oakey (124)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 4:47 am
Noted and signed. Thank you.
 

Marianne R (78)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 6:04 am
Noted and signed.
 

Jessica Grieshaber (7)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 6:20 am
noted......thank you
 

Ben O (128)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 7:01 am
I regret that I signed. I mean, HOW can anyone be a Monsanto shareholder...???
 

. (0)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 8:07 am
Done. Oh Ben you would be surprised how many people are Monsanto shareholders because the only thing that matters to their myopic puny minds is maximum profit. After all if it's good enough for the richest man on the planet it's good enough for them.
 
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