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    Open Letter to Bernie Sanders

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    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is in a better position than anyone to stop H.R. 1599, Monsanto's bill to prevent states and the FDA from requiring food manufacturers to label the GMOs in their products.

    We know Sen. Sanders supports labeling. But now that the House has passed H.R. 1599, we need Bernie to speak out loudly and often, in public, about this pro-industry, anti-consumer bill. We need him to tell the mass media, and his fellow Senators, that legislation to preempt mandatory labeling of GMOs is unconstitutional, and must be stopped.

    Right now, the media is following Bernie's every move, and hanging on his every word. Will he help us get this issue the attention it deserves? Will he rally his fellow Senators against this bill? Will he filibuster this bill, if necessary?

    We hope so. That's why we're trying to get 100,000 signatures on this petition, by midnight, Thursday, August. 3. 

    TAKE ACTION: Tell Bernie Sanders: Protect Our Right to Know. Stop the DARK Act!

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  • On July 23 (2015),  the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1599, a bill written by the biotech and processed food industries that preempts states’ rights to pass laws requiring the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and would prevent passage of a federal mandatory GMO labeling law.
     
    The House vote was 275 -150. The “yay” voters received $29.9 million in contributions from the agribusiness and food industries during the 2014 cycle, according to a report by Open Secrets, a project of the Center for Responsive Politics.
     
    We need your help to keep this bill from becoming law, by stopping it in the Senate.
     
    The sole purpose of H.R. 1599 is to deceive consumers by guaranteeing food manufacturers the legal right to hide the fact that their products contain GMOs. That’s why we call this bill the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act.
     
    TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Senator: Support Consumer and States' Rights. Reject Rep. Pompeo's DARK Act—H.R. 1599—and any other federal legislation that would preempt states’ rights to label GMOs!

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  • July 22, 2015
    Organic Consumers Association
    by Katherine Paul

    Today, 275 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 1599, the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. By voting for the DARK Act, these politicians voted against truth and transparency, against science, against the more than century-old right of states to legislate on matters relating to food safety and labeling.
     
    They voted against the 90-percent of Americans who are in favor of mandatory labeling of GMOs. They voted against the producers of non-GMO foods.
     
    They voted against you.
     
    Please help us raise $100,000 to prevent this bill from moving forward. Your donation today will go directly to fund additional lobbyists and grassroots organizers so this bill never becomes law. You can donate online now, or by mail or phone. Details here.

     

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  • It’s time to talk about the birds and the bees, while we still have them.
     
    For years we’ve fought to stop the use of neonicotinoid  poisons that chemical companies put in our food and gardens. And we’re winning. This April, Lowe’s joined a growing list of companies that promise to phase out and limit neonic products  from their store shelves. 
     
    That’s good news. But our work is far from done. Ace Hardware and True Value continue to sell these proven bee killers.
     
    TAKE ACTION! Tell Ace Hardware and True Value to Stop Selling Bee-Killing Pesticides!

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  • July 7, 2015
    Organic Consumers Association
    by Katherine Paul and Ronnie Cummins

    Does Hillary Clinton’s support for Monsanto and the biotech industry mean she opposes labeling? Or will she come out as pro-biotech but also pro-consumers’ right to know?

    On July 3, Gary Hirshberg, chairman of the board of JustLabelIt.org, former CEO of Stonyfield Farms and a public supporter of GMO labeling, hosted a $2700-per-person fundraiser for Hillary at his home in New Hampshire.  According to the Boston Globe, Hirshberg said the fundraiser didn’t necessarily mean he was supporting Hillary for president.

    Why someone so outspoken in the GMO labeling movement host a fundraiser for a candidate so obviously pro-GMO, much less for a candidate he wouldn’t, at least yet, publicly support?  We reached out to Hirshberg through Scott Faber, executive director of JustLabelIt.org. Faber responded that he had passed our email inquiry on to Hirshberg. 

    We haven’t yet heard back from Hirshberg. Did he force Hillary to disclose her position on labeling? Before, during or after the fundraiser? Will she take a stand on this issue before the primaries?
    Inquiring minds want to know.

     

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CAMPAIGNS

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

  • 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 our food and environment.

  • 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.  

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