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No Labels, No Safety Testing, No GMO-Free Zones

Dear Supporter,

Thanks to millions of dollars in political donations, Monsanto is on the verge of closing two critical deals in Congress.

One of these deals would block every conceivable path to label or regulate GMOs foods. The other would clear the way to force unlabeled GMO foods and crops on countries that have well established GMO labeling laws and bans in place.

As if that weren’t bad enough, Monsanto is looking to buy chemical giant Syngenta, and relocate the newly-merged company to London—a move that would give the Biotech Bully unprecedented power to sue the entire U.S. government over any laws Monsanto believes will interfere with its profits.

Please donate today to help fight Monsanto’s unprecedented power grab. Your donation by midnight June 30, will be tripled, thanks to matching donations by Mercola.com and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps. You can donate online, by phone or by mail, details here.

On Thursday, the Biotech Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee will hold the House’s second hearing on H.R. 1599, a bill that gets worse with each draft. H.R. 1599, once dubbed the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act has recently evolved into the “Mother of All Monsanto Protection Acts.”

If passed, H.R. 1599 will not only preempt all state (including Vermont’s) GMO labeling laws, but it will also wipe out county bans on GMO crops—a direct attack not only on Democracy, but on organic and non-GMO growers who increasingly face the risk of contamination.

But that’s not all. H.R. 1599 intends to make it impossible for food manufacturers to voluntarily tell consumers their products are GMO-free, using reliable, independent labels and standards. And it would guarantee no pre-market safety testing of GMO foods—ever.

Please donate today to help fight Monsanto’s unprecedented power grab. Your donation by midnight June 30, will be tripled, thanks to matching donations by Mercola.com and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps. You can donate online, by phone or by mail, details here.

Monsanto isn’t pinning all of its hopes on H.R. 1599. The Gene Giant has been closely involved in negotiating, in secret, global trade deals intended to force other countries to open their doors to a flood of GMO foods and crops.

Today, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on whether or not to give President Obama “Trade Promotion Authority,” which is a fancy way of saying the President will be allowed to ram through Congress a trade deal that, among other things, declares GMO labeling an “unjustified trade restriction.”

And just to guarantee its right to sue the entire U.S. government over any and all GMO-related laws, Monsanto’s potential move to London would give it the rights of an-out-of-country investor to challenge the U.S. in “international tribunals.”

Monsanto’s “cover all your bases” power grab sounds too diabolical to be true. Unfortunately, the threats are not only real, they’re imminent.

We are fighting on all fronts to prevent these attacks on Democracy. But we’re realistic—we know what money can buy in Washington D.C.  And we know how deep Monsanto’s pockets are.

That’s why, even as our staff is traveling all over the country to set up meetings with key members of Congress, in their home districts, we’re also setting up the infrastructure to test foods, and humans, for GMOs and all of the toxic chemicals used to grow them.

We will use that testing to apply relentless pressure on food manufacturers to clean up their acts.

We need your support to do this work. By donating today, you’ll triple your impact, thanks to generous matching funders.

Monsanto can run. But it can’t hide. Unless we let it.

Please donate today to help fight Monsanto’s unprecedented power grab. Your donation by midnight June 30, will be tripled, thanks to matching donations by Mercola.com and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps. You can donate online, by phone or by mail, details here.

Thank you!

ronnie

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

P.S. Donations made to the Organic Consumers Fund, our 501(c) 4 lobbying arm, are not tax-deductible. If you want to support our grassroots advocacy and education campaigns, you can make a tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)3 here.

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