Monsanto boycott launched by family farm defenders (1/8/2006)

Action Alert! Join the Monsanto Boycott!
from Food First's 'We Are Fighting Back # 74'

Speak out against Monsanto's intimidation of small farmers with lawsuits, and the company's opposition to labeling of genetically modified foods.

Monsanto has brought small farmers to court over crops that have been contaminated by Monsanto's genetically modified organisms.

Monsanto claims these farmers owe a technology fee - despite the fact that these farmers took no part in the contamination of their fields by Monsanto's genetically modified seeds.

Monsanto has also sued Oakhurst Dairy over labeling of milk. This suit contends that Oakhurst does not have the right to properly inform consumers that its products do not contain rBGH, a Monsanto-produced steroid, even though many consumers are concerned about the potential health risks of the rBGH steroid.

Take Action - Boycott the following products produced by Monsanto. *NutraSweet, Equal, and Aspartame, and *the garden herbicide Roundup.

The Family Farm Defenders Monsanto Boycott says: "Be alert for dozens of new Monsanto genetically engineered plants including corn, potatoes and soybeans."

No human studies of the long-term health effects of consuming genetically engineered food are currently required. The US Department of Agricluture assumes that gene insertion into plant foods is safe for people to consume, and that migration of these genes into another plant species will have no undesirable affect on the environment. We are all part of a giant experiment. But we can choose to boycott genetically engineered food and advocate for labeling.


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