Organic Consumers Association

Campaigning for health, justice, sustainability, peace, and democracy
  • Purple flower
  • asian farmer
  • veggie market
  • african wheat farmer
  • woman harvesting
  • allium
  • 3 lambs
  • apple
  • apple
  • apple vendor
  • apples in basket
  • apples on tree

It's worth fighting for, Mr. Frodo

As I write this letter, I can’t help but think about this quote from J.R. R. Tolkien, author of “The Hobbit” and the classic “Lord of the Rings” trilogy:

“Folks in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something. That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.”

It would be easier, and heaven knows less costly, to give up on the fight against Monsanto. But I believe there are good people in this world—good farmers, good farmworkers, good mothers and fathers and grandparents—who deserve clean water, healthy soils, a stable climate and toxic-free food.

And I they—and you—are worth fighting for. 

Our ally in this fight, Mercola.com, will match up to $250,000 if we can raise that much by midnight March 15. Let’s stop Monsanto’s wrecking ball! You can donate online, by mail or by phone, details here.

This coming week, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and the rest of Monsanto’s minions in the U.S. Senate will work overtime to hand Monsanto another anti-consumer GMO labeling victory. 

They will lie about the reasons

They will tell you labeling can't be done, even though food corporations already do it in 64 other countries.

They will tell you how concerned they are that labels will make you pay more for your food, even though those lies have been exposed countless times.

They will tell you that labeling will trigger “chaos” in the marketplace, even though no other state food labeling laws have ever done so.

They will tell you that a voluntary standard is all we need, as if corporations that have paid hundreds of millions of dollars to keep labels off their products would suddenly voluntarily label them.

They will tell you that GMOs, and the carcinogenic toxins like glyphosate that are used to grow them, are “proven” safe, even though a growing chorus of reputable scientists say otherwise.

How could so many politicians, fall so in line with Monsanto’s lies?

Cash. Lots of it. Cold. Hard. Cash. Millions and millions of dollars spent to protect a corporation whose sole existence depends on selling poisons that pollute our water, our soils, our bodies.

It’s a corrupt and evil—and shortsighted—system that protects the purveyors of poisons, instead of the very future of life.

But I believe there’s good in this world. And it’s worth fighting for. This is our story. We're not turning back.

And I don't take for granted that you are in this fight with me.

Our ally in this fight, Mercola.com, will match up to $250,000 if we can raise that much by midnight March 15. Let’s stop Monsanto’s wrecking ball! You can donate online, by mail or by phone, details here.

In gratitude,

 

Ronnie Cummins
National Director, Organic Consumers Association and Organic Consumers Fund

P.S. Please make a generous donation today to stop Monsanto's wrecking ball! Donations made to the the Organic Consumers Association, a 501(c)(3) are tax-deductible. If you don't need the tax deduction, please consider making a donation to our 501(c)(4) lobbying arm by clicking here. Thank you!

Translate

English French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish

Like OCA on Facebook