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Essays by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director

April 20, 2012
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to share a few choice words with Michael Taylor, former Monsanto lawyer, current Obama Food Safety Czar.Read more

May 5, 2012
Organic Consumers Fund
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Fresh from fights on behalf of the tobacco companies and big oil, Tom Hiltachk is now Monsanto's man in California. Hiltachk, a partner at the Sacramento-based lobbying firm Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, has formed a front group, the Coalition...Read more

April 10, 2012
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

2,4-D and the dioxin pollution it creates are too dangerous to be used, period, but in the hands of bad actors like Monsanto and Dow Chemical the dangers increase exponentially. Where's the EPA? Helping coverup the chemical company's crimes!Read more

April 2, 2012
Center for Study of Responsive Law
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

This talk on BioDemocracy was presented by Alexis Baden-Mayer at the Center for Study of Responsive Law's Control the Corporation Conference on April 2, 2012.

My name is Alexis Baden-Mayer. I'm the Political Director of the Organic Consumers Association and I run our Millions Against Monsanto campaign.

We are, essentially, a single-issue organization. We have one goal: for agriculture to be local, organic, and fair trade.

But, the Organic Read more

March 29, 2012
Organic Consumers Fund
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

This video is from the March 16, 2012, action that shut down a Monsanto research facility in Davis, CA. In the video a young boy, Ci Yin Sun Thunder, a host of Small World Radio, tells Monsanto's story as if (as the Supreme Court has ruled)...Read more

March 14, 2012
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Twenty-two leading scientists, experts in pest resistance, have written an urgent letter to the EPA asking the agency to warn farmers about the hazards of Monsanto's genetically engineered Bt corn, planted on millions of acres across the U.S. and...Read more

March 7, 2012
Organic Consumers Fund
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Things are really moving in Connecticut. If you want to be inspired, watch the video of the Capitol Press Briefing on HB 5117, the CT genetically modified foods right to know act. The opposition there had come from government spokespersons,...Read more

March 7, 2012
Organic Consumers Fund
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

Here's the latest from the Organic Consumers Fund on the CA Right to Know/Label GMOs ballot initiative. Monsanto's minions launched a media campaign of lies and misinformation. You can help set the record straight by posting comments and writing...Read more

February 20, 2012
Organic Consumers Fund
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

You can't argue with consumers' right to know what's in our food. That's why 9 out of 10 people support labels for genetically engineered food....Read more

January 11, 2012
Organic Consumers Association
by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director
Essay

If you've taken action on OCA's alert to get GMOs out of organic baby food, you probably received a reply from Happy Baby, maker of HAPPYBELLIES baby cereal. Here's the Happy Baby letter and our response:

From: Andre@happyfamilybrands.com
Date: 11 Jan 2012
Subject: A Response to your Petition regarding GMOs in Organic Baby FoodDear Concerned Consumer,We appreciate your continued interest in our HAPPYBELLIES cereal.We have talked Read more

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