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Toothless GMO Labeling Bill Signed by President

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Cornucopia’s Take: The President has decided to ignore the outpouring of citizen opposition to the GMO food (non)labeling bill passed by Congress, and has signed into law a big gift to Monsanto and their biotech allies. President Obama & Ag Secretary Vilsack view the 2012 Iowa drought Source: USDA Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2607, H.R. 3700, H.R. 3931, H.R. 3953, H.R. 4010, H.R. 4425, H.R. 4747, H.R. 4761, H.R. 4777, H.R. 4877, H.R.

GMOs: The One Thing You Can Do While Obama Considers Vetoing Non-Labeling Legislation

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

This alert is over. [Read the letters calling for a presidential veto below.] Source: DonkeyHotey President Obama has yet to sign the toothless GMO food labeling bill passed by Congress.  If you already called the President, or signed one of the “unofficial” petitions, urging him to veto the bill you still have one more chance to influence him.  Please sign the official We the People petition to the White House today urging President Obama to

Organic Trade Association (OTA) Loses Membership Due to GMO Labeling Duplicity

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Cornucopia’s Take: In the wake of the recent GMO labeling compromise, the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) has withdrawn its membership from the Organic Trade Association (OTA).  OTA members include many huge conventional companies with smaller organic portfolios who would not like to see GMO labeling applied to their conventional products. The OTA has represented this terrible bill as a good compromise with lawmakers. Their support was critical to gaining the backing of

Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarized Mind

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Common Dreams by Vandana Shiva Source: Dee Davee Easyflow A recent report from the National Academy of Science of The United States, titled “Gene Drives on the Horizon: Advancing Science, Navigating Uncertainty, and Aligning Research with Public Values,” warns: “One possible goal of release of a gene-drive modified organism is to cause the extinction of the target species or a drastic reduction in its abundance.” Gene Drives have been called “mutagenic chain reactions,” and are to

Call Your Representative to Vote NO on Toothless GMO Food Labeling Compromise

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

The House of Representatives will likely vote on this bill tomorrow, so please take action now to express your opposition! You can reach your Congressional Representative at 877-796-1949
. Tell him or her to VOTE NO on Bill S.764.  Let them know that you want mandatory, on-the-package GMO food labeling — not QR codes.  And let your representative know that you support the state laws voted on by the people. More specifics on what is in