Organic Consumers Association

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Strategy

Whoever said, “Hope is not a strategy,” was right.

Hope alone won’t get Monsanto’s, or anyone else’s, toxic chemicals out of our food and environment. We have to work at it. We have to have a plan.

Recent developments give us great hope.

The verdict in California, ordering Monsanto to pay $289.2 million for knowingly, with “malice and oppression,” causing Dewayne Lee Johnson’s cancer—and the massive mainstream news coverage generated by that verdict—gives us hope that the world is waking up to the dangers associated with poisons like Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller.

Moves to ban Roundup, like those announced in Austin, Texas, and Santa Rosa, California, give us hope that local politicians will step up to protect their communities.

Shareholders dumping Bayer stock (Bayer recently bought Monsanto) give us hope that people will stop investing in companies that sell poison.

Countries, like Brazil, weighing the possibility of banning glyphosate-based herbicides, give us hope that the whole world will work together on alternatives to industrial agribusiness.

The prospect of thousands more lawsuits, including our own, against Monsanto, gives us hope that the courts will aid in our struggle for a poison-free food system.

But all the hope in the world won’t rid the world of Roundup unless we all keep working together, strategically.

We’ve got a plan to keep up the pressure on Monsanto. It involves using the courts. It involves consumer education. It involves campaigns targeting companies like Ben & Jerry’s that sell products contaminated with Roundup. It involves campaigns targeting school boards and city councils.

But our plan goes nowhere unless it involves you. We need your support now, more than ever. Please help us turn hope into success by making a generous donation today. Thank you.

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