"Millions Against Monsanto" campaign launched (27/7/2006)

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Sign the Millions Against Monsanto petition, demanding that the Monsanto Corporation: Stop intimidating small family farmers.

Stop force-feeding untested and unlabeled genetically engineered foods on consumers.

Stop using billions of dollars of US taypayers' money to subsidize genetically engineered crops - cotton, soybeans, corn, and canola. http://www.organicconsumers.org/monlink.html


Organic Consumers Association launches, "Millions Against Monsanto" grassroots activism campaign

(NewsTarget) The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) recently launched a grassroots campaign "to mobilize one million consumers to end Monsanto's global corporate terrorism."

The "Millions Against Monsanto" campaign website says it seeks to end the Monsanto Corporation's intimidation of small family farmers, its use of unlabeled genetically engineered (GE) foods in consumer products and its use of U.S. taxpayer money to subsidize GE crops such as corn, cotton and soybeans. http://www.organicconsumers.org/monlink.html

The OCA website for Millions Against Monsanto cites the experiences of small farmers such as Percy Schmeiser, a Canadian farmer whose crops were contaminated by a nearby field of Monsanto GE canola. Schmeiser was then sued by the corporation, which demanded he pay an expensive technology fee for the GE plants in his contaminated field.

Oakhurst Dairy -- a company that produces milk from cows free of the synthetic hormone rBGH -- was also sued by Monsanto, which claims the dairy should not be allowed to inform its customers that its products do not contain the Monsanto-patented chemical.

The campaign also calls for an end to Monsanto's environmental pollution, as well as the company's close ties to members of the federal government, which include Justice Clarence Thomas, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Anne Veneman and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, among others.

Consumers wishing to join the OCA action campaign can find more information at http://www.organicconsumers.org/monlink.html

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