Message from the great organization, Food Democracy Now!
Monsanto owns American agriculture and USDA and FDA love it, so do even the most progressive legislators like Al Franken.
From me: Please take action, we are up against the combined onslaught of huge corporations and federal agencies, like USDA and FDA, that care nothing for the wishes of the citizens or their health.
Thanks to you, nearly 100,000 Food Democracy Now! members have expressed their outrage to their senators, representatives and the White House at the passage of the Monsanto Protection Act buried in the continuing resolution budget spending bill (Section 735). Yesterday morning, the Monsanto Protection Act was rammed through the House for a passing vote after being approved by the Senate late the night before.
We’re reaching critical mass. There’s an opportunity to stop Monsanto’s latest outrage at President Obama’s desk!
Call President Obama and tell him to veto HR 933 and then tell him to keep his promise to support GMO labeling in the U.S.
Now’s the time to make our voices heard and let Washington DC know that we’re not going to accept these kinds of shenanigans!
Yesterday, Congress passed The Monsanto Protection Act that was slipped into a short term budget resolution. Miraculously, no one in the Senate will take responsibility for doing the bidding for Monsanto and the Biotech lobby! This dangerous rider found in Section 735 of the bill would create a precedent-setting limitation on judicial review of genetically-engineered crops, allowing them to be planted without federal safeguards in place that protect our environment, family farmers and citizens.
Democracy is like a muscle, either use it or lose it!
Thanks for creating food democracy!
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! Team
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