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TAKE ACTION: Protect Organic, Tell Congress “NO” to the Monsanto Rider

TAKE ACTION: Protect Organic, Tell Congress "NO" to the Monsanto Rider

With Monsanto having carefully orchestrated the defeat of Proposition 37 in California, they are now at it again. However, this time it is in Washington D.C. and the potential ramifications are much, much more serious. With Congress back in session and trying to figure out how to fund the government for the coming year, a […]

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With Monsanto having carefully orchestrated the defeat of Proposition 37 in California, they are now at it again.

However, this time it is in Washington D.C. and the potential ramifications are much, much more serious.

With Congress back in session and trying to figure out how to fund the government for the coming year, a very treacherous “Monsanto” rider is still on the table for the 2013 Appropriations bill. And we can’t let this get approved.

So, what exactly is this “Monsanto” rider?

Cloaked in “farmer-friendly” language, this Farmer Assurance Provision (Section 733) is nothing more than a ploy by the biotech industry to plant genetically-modified crops (GMOs), even when the courts have told them that they cannot do so.

Not only will this provision allow biotech companies to plant these potentially dangerous crops while legal appeals are being filed, but it will render useless the judicial process and the USDA’s authority to oversee GMOs.

Furthermore, it leaves the organic industry incredibly exposed to dangerous GMO-contamination and puts the entire organic food chain in jeopardy.

Needless to say, this is a complete disaster.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Corporations do not have the right to violate the constitutional precedent of separation of powers by interfering with the process of judicial review, and our rights must be protected.

As such, we need legislators who are willing to stand up and say “No” to this dangerous rider.

Representative Peter DeFazio (D – OR) has authored a “Dear Colleague” letter opposing the biotech rider and is urging his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to join him. Please tell your Representative to support the DeFazio Dear Colleague letter opposing the biotech rider!

Time is of the essence as this bill could be passed as early as next week, so please take action as soon as you can.

Here are two specific action items that you can do:

1) Sign the electronic petition telling your Representative in Washington D.C. that this rider – the Farmer Assurance Provision (Section 733), the “Monsanto” rider – cannot be passed. To do so, click HERE.

2) Call your Representative in Washington D.C. to tell them how you feel and that this Farmer Assurance Provision (Section 733), the “Monsanto” rider, must be voted down. To get the name and phone number of your Representative, click HERE.

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I have done #1 and #2, and it took about 3 minutes to do them both.

For the sake of protecting organic food in this country, I am asking you to do the same. Will you?

Thank you for your time and consideration.


7 Comments

  • Même quand je tente d’avoir une tête normale ça finit souvent comme ça, alors bon 😀 Et ouais, carrément, ils assurent du coffret chez Benefit ♥

  • taras says:

    how does one protest monsanto

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Taras,

      The best thing to do is to get active and spread the word about GMOs. The more people we can get who won’t purchase GM-foods anymore, the better it is and the worse off it is for Monsanto. Also, you could join the Occupy Monsanto page on Facebook. They are constantly protesting against them with rallies, in-person protests, etc.

      Live well,
      Max

  • Donald E. Lewis says:

    Hi Max: I have witten an Article. Monsanto is the Monster of our Unhealthy Food Production. Please send me your email address and I will send it to you. I have gone back many years of when the chemicals started and have failed. They are getting humnaity into ttrouble. We may never pull out of. Please reponded

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Donald,

      max(at)livingmaxwell(dot)com

      Also, my email can always be found on the Contact page. Please cut/paste the article in the email. I don’t open attachments. Thanks.

      Live well,
      Max

  • Hi Max
    I hope we get lots of support for this issue.
    I’m ecstatic to report that I was able to sign the first online petition as an Australian supporting my global friends in the fight against Monsanto.
    Kind regards
    Sherrie

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Sherrie,

      I hope that it gets a lot of support as well. And very, very cool for what you did in Australia! Awesome!!

      Live well,
      Max

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