Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Drop the (Money) Bomb on Monsanto!

Yes, we are referring to a Money Bomb, not a real one which some of you may be disappointed by.  For those of you who want access to pure, unadulterated food and feel that you have the right to know what you are ingesting, this Money Bomb is for you regardless of where you live--cuz you know, us cool folks in Cali set the precedent for the rest of the country often times (/sar).  We're not that cool in Cali but we are certainly on the right track with this issue.  I digress...

The nuts and bolts are: so many people across the nation have become aware of genetic engineering and it's hazards.  Monsanto tells us they don't have to label foods containing GMOs (genetically modified organisms) because they are equivalent to non-GMOs, which begs the question: if they are the same, then how can you patent them??  Ha--gotcha evil corporation!  A bunch of folks in CA got together and started gathering the signatures needed to put mandatory labeling of GMOs on our state ballot in November.  Lo and behold, we got the required number if signatures so we'll be voting on this in a few months.  This also means that Monsanto is launching a $100 million ad campaign extolling the greatness and virtues of GMOs ("we can feed the world," "we reduce pesticide use," both of which are patently and proven false).  Monsanto has boundless resources so this Money Bomb has been devised so that we can bolster the ad campaign in favor of labeling GMOs.  We need everyone's support, not just CA folks because if this passes here, you folks in other states will have a really good shot at getting this passed as well.  We have the right to know what we are eating, what we are feeding our kids, what we are feeding our elderly and sick.  No matter how much propaganda Monsanto puts forth (remember the whole "corn sugar" commercial with the dad and his kid in the (I'm guessing) GMO corn field?!), we have to be able to battle that and wars take money.  And lots of it. Please donate today, anything helps even if it's just one dollar.

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