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Dog Pack Journalism

The author of a recent blog post on Daily Kos lamented the failure of mainstream media to adequately cover, much less tell the truth, about GMOs. He called it "Dog pack journalism."

We all know why. Corporations like Monsanto (which is now advertising in publications like Good Housekeeping and National Geographic) and Kellogg’s, General Mills and others buy advertising in major newspapers. Lots of it.

And those advertising dollars not only sway consumers, they sway publishers.

Last week’s Senate hearing on the DARK Act (H.R. 1599), an industry-written bill intended to legalize the fraudulent practicing of withholding information that 90 percent of Americans believe they have the right to know, didn’t go in our favor.

Any day now, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) is expected to introduce a Senate version of the DARK Act, one that will likely include the words “voluntary” and “QR codes.”

We can’t count on the media to help us stop this attack on our rights. Can we count on you? Your donation today will help us mobilize more volunteers to email, call and knock down the doors of their Senators. Thank you!

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