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  • June 21, 2019
    Organic Consumers Association
    by Pat Thomas

    If the biotech industry has its way, the meat, eggs and milk on your plate could soon come from genetically engineered farm animals—and without laws requiring these products to be labeled, you’ll never know.

    Just a few years ago the idea of genetically engineered farm animals seemed like science fiction to most consumers. But it’s a sign of how powerful the industry has become, and how quickly the science is advancing, that we’ve reached the stage where regulators are having to draft new regulations to deal with the influx new applications.

    Behind the scenes there have been squabbles over not just what the regulations will say, but which government department should take the lead.

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  • June 19, 2019
    Organic Consumers Association
    by Alexis Baden-Mayer

    We’re still trying to raise the money we need to storm the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C., and stand with Roundup-exposed cancer victims in St. Louis, Missouri.

    But we want to make sure you know that there’s one thing you can do today to help get Roundup banned.

    Before midnight July 5, please submit your comment directly to the EPA on the agency’s Glyphosate Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision.

    Then please also sign our petition, so we can deliver signatures in person.

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  • June 18, 2019
    Organic Consumers Association
    by Ronnie Cummins

    Long before “fake news” was a household word, playwright and political activist George Bernard Shaw warned:

    “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”

    For decades, Monsanto has manufactured and disseminated “false knowledge” about its top-selling weedkiller.

    And our U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been right there by Monsanto’s side. Ignoring the truth. Protecting Monsanto’s profits.

    Please donate today to help us raise hell as the EPA plans to approve Monsanto’s toxic glyphosate for another 15 years! You can donate online, by mail or by phone, details here.

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  • June 17, 2019
    Organic Consumers Association
    by Andre Leu, Regeneration International

    May 2019 was a turning point for climate change. The world reached a record of 415.3 parts per million of carbon dioxide (ppm CO2) in the atmospherethe most in over 3 million years. The UK Parliament declared an environmental and climate emergency on May 1. Pope Francis has followed this by declaring a climate emergency on June 14.

    A study published in May shows that if we don’t succeed in radically reducing emissions, civilization could collapse by 2050. The authors of the report showed that we are on track to "… a world of 'outright chaos' on a path to the end of human civilization and modern society as we have known it…"

    The good news is that we can turn this around by scaling up Regenerative Agriculture.

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  • June 12, 2019
    Organic Consumers Association
    by Pat Thomas

    Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, was once hailed as a kind of miracle solution to the problem of weeds.

    Today, glyphosate-based weedkillers like Monsanto’s Roundup are a disgraced product, associated with a shocking and increasing number of health and environmental problems.

    Glyphosate has long been promoted as a fast-acting weedkiller, as effective in small gardens and lawns as it was in industrial corn and soy fields. Its use on farms dramatically increased with the introduction of herbicide-tolerant GMO crops. But glyphosate is also regularly sprayed on non-GMO crops—‘healthy’ foods such wheat, oats, maize and barley but also soya, rapeseed, sunflower seeds and chick peas—as a desiccant, used to dry out the crops in a uniform fashion, so they can be harvested all at once.

    Glyphosate-based herbicides are also used to control weeds in parks, on city streets, roadsides, sidewalks and in playgrounds.

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  • Industrial agriculture, with its factory farms, GMO monculture crops and toxic chemicals, is one of the leading causes of global warming. You can help cool the planet by choosing organic foods, grown using sustainable, regenerative farming practices.  

  • The Millions Against Monsanto Campaign was started by OCA in the mid 1990s to fight back against Monsanto and the other biotech bullies responsible for poisoning the world's food and environment.

  • Protect bees and other pollinators by choosing organic food, grown without toxic insecticides, and by planting bee-friendly gardens.

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