Current Action Alerts

ACTION ALERT: Act Now to Stop Monsanto’s Congressional DARK Act

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

CI DARKActThe U.S. Senate will be holding a hearing on Monsanto’s and Big Food’s dream bill to crush the right of states to require labeling of foods containing GMO ingredients. Dubbed by opponents the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act, H.R. 1599 is being pushed as several states have passed legislation to enlighten consumers with labeling requirements.

Millions are being spent by Biotech and Big Food lobbyists to keep you uninformed.  The DARK Act would nullify over 135 existing state and local regulations that restrict the use of GMO crops or pesticides.

Take action to block this insidious move. A hearing will be held in the Senate on Wednesday, October 21. Call 888-894-1033 (toll free) to leave a message for your Senators and tell them you want them to oppose the DARK Act and to protect your right to know what is in your food.

If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, or are motivated for a road trip, the Truth in Labeling Coalition is also organizing two days of actions this coming Friday and Saturday. A focus on Friday will be Capitol Hill visits with U.S. Senators, with a big demonstration planned for Saturday. For more specifics, go to Read Full Article »

SIGN THE PROXY LETTER: Remove Current USDA Organic Management

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Illegal Power Grab Greasing the Skids for “Organic” Factory Farming and
Potentially Contaminated/Fraudulent Imports

Make no mistake about it: This is an indictment, alleging corruption at the USDA that is ruining the credibility of the organic label. If you agree after reading this message and supporting materials, we ask that you print out, sign, and mail us the linked proxy (you can also fax it to 866-861-2214). Please add your voice to the other farmers, and their urban allies, supporting organic integrity!

Who owns the organic label? We do!
Your voice is needed more than ever to save organics.


The Cornucopia Institute is asking you to help bring new management into place at the USDA’s National Organic Program that will be truly dedicated to carrying out the intent and spirit of the landmark Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA). We need you to turn up the heat on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Miles McEvoy, National Organic
Program Deputy Administrator
Image source: USDA

Early in his tenure, the USDA’s new head of the National Organic Program (NOP), Miles McEvoy, announced that the NOP was entering the “age of enforcement.” Yet major fraud investigations have languished, and some large perpetrators have even received favorable treatment and anonymity during Mr. McEvoy’s tenure. Click here to see more.

In September 2013, Mr. McEvoy unilaterally announced sweeping changes in the operation of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). This 15-member, multi-stakeholder body was established by Congress as a buffer between agribusiness lobbyists and organic stakeholders to ensure that Big Ag did not corrupt the organic label.

Mr. McEvoy has stripped much of the power from the NOSB. Along with the illegal stacking of the board with agribusiness executives instead of working farmers, this body has become a rubber stamp for corporate/industrial organics. Read Full Article »

Frack No!

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Sign the Petition to Ban the Use of Frack and
Sewage Wastewater for Growing Organic Food

CI_FrackThisWastewaterPetitionThe USDA needs to tighten federal standards to prohibit the use for crop irrigation of fracking wastewater from oil and gas drilling, and from the nation’s municipal sewage treatment systems, in organic food production.

Research shows that the copious amounts of frack wastewater, a byproduct of the hydraulic fracturing technique in gas and oil production, are contaminated with toxic chemicals and oil.  And recent reporting has indicated its use in growing organic food in California.

Effluent from sewage plants, which co-mingles waste from domestic and industrial sources, can contain pathogens and drug residues in addition to heavy metals and toxic chemicals and should similarly be prohibited for use in the growing of organic food.

Please add your name to the petition to let the USDA know that fracking and sewage wastewaters should not be used to grow organic crops. Read Full Article »

Call Your Representative Today: Act Now on GMO Labeling to Stop the “DARK” Act

Friday, July 17th, 2015

This is now in the Senate. Please contact your Senator, not your Representative, to share your thoughts

From the National Organic Coalition

Source: Devensters

The innocuously named HR 1599: the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act has been dubbed the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right-to-Know Act) by members of the good food movement. The DARK Act will be voted on in Congress next week.

The DARK Act will:

  • Prevent states from adopting their own GMO labeling laws and reverse laws that have already passed.
  • Prevent state or county laws regulating GMO crops.
  • Prevent the Food and Drug Administration from requiring companies to label GMO ingredients and instead continue a “voluntary” labeling policy. In 14 years, not one company has voluntary labeled products containing GMO ingredients.

Take action now to stop the DARK Act!

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GMOs: Tell Makers of Similac That Our Babies Are Not “Human Lab Rats”

Thursday, April 18th, 2013


GMOs—foods that have been genetically engineered by Monsanto and other chemical manufacturers—have never been adequately tested for long-term human health or environmental safety.

Many of the ingredients used in infant formula, especially soy-based formula, are derived from crops that have been genetically altered to internally produce pesticides or to be resistant to specific herbicides, so that weed killers that would normally kill or injure the plant can be sprayed more frequently and at higher doses.

Nobody should be eating GMO foods, especially babies.  But until infant formula makers stop using GMO ingredients, hundreds of thousands of newborns and infants will be unwitting participants in this huge, uncontrolled experiment with the health of the next generation.

It’s time to tell infant formula makers to stop experimenting with the health of babies who consume their infant formula — sign the petition below.  

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