Citizens gathered on May 24, 2014, on a global scale to protest the chemical agriculture company, Monsanto.
On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 6pm at the Downtown Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, a label the truth meeting for a state focused petition for the “right to know,” and “labeling the truth” in Ohio will be held. Label the truth is a statewide petition initiative that will put the right to know issue up on the ballot in Ohio.
We can inform others to follow the OCA (Organic Consumers Association), as they create a new organic trade organization outside the NOSB (National Organic Standard Board) & NOP (National Organic Program) that will be where most consumers should spend their money. We can also inform people about how pesticides and GMOs can be responsible for bees’ colony collapse disorder, and how we can help by spreading wildflowers and seed bombs.
If you cannot travel to the meeting inform others about the meeting through word of mouth and sign up on email. Do not depend entirely on Facebook. The top two hedge funds which have heavy investments in Facebook and own a significant controlling influence in Monsanto.
“The top shareholder, at the moment, in Monsanto is The Vanguard Group, which is number two on the list of top Facebook shareholders.
FMR, LLC, is the number one Facebook shareholder. For Monsanto, it’s number two.
The State Street Corporation is the number three shareholder for both Facebook and Monsanto.
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company is Monsanto’s number five shareholder, and ranks at number four for Facebook.
The other top dozen shareholders of both Monsanto and Facebook are Jennison Associates, Sands Capital Management, and the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. (Jon Rappoport, http://livefreelivenatural.com/facebook-monsanto-basically-owned-people/#sthash.ulmlgQom.dpuf)”
Monsanto with its large stock buyouts from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and government subsidies now uses intimidation and gang stalking practices against local and national activists that will not tolerate their questionable business practices.
Under Monsanto’s umbrella, they’ve hired para-military companies like: Blackwater/Xe/Academi to infiltrate activist groups and spy on their activities. This resemblance to the old FBI cointel-pro program is not by mistake. Monsanto has allowed Blackwater to hire fired police officers, ex-military and federal agents to carry out their dirty work.
Edward Snowden’s release of NSA documents showed how companies planned and conspired to eliminate or mitigate resentment driven by consumers and activists dissatisfied by Monsanto’s business practices.
Monsanto’s practices that have left the honeybees dying from Neonicotinoids to companies like Dow Chemical and Monsanto trying to get genetically modified alfalfa hay and timothy hay approved for animal feed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The world of organic consumers views the attempts at genetic modification as reckless and a nightmare in the waiting to happen phase.
If the Earth were under an alien invasion, we would not attempt a path of coexistence unless absolutely necessary if the aliens were a threat to our health and safety but, this is what Tom Vilsack would have the public swallow under ‘substantial equivalency’ and ‘co-existence’ of genetically modified crops with organic agriculture.
What is left unsaid is Monsanto’s policy that anything the products modify as byproducts are in theory owned by the company as a byproduct. So far this byproduct clause has not extended to human beings but, that still does not prevent farmers earning a slave wage.
For example, thousands of poor rural farmers in India had committed suicide being unable to pay the enormous costs of farming genetically engineered cotton due to the government insistence for using the low yield seed produced by Monsanto.
Studies have also linked the edible genetically modified organisms with BT-toxin (bacillus thuringiensis) increased gastrointestinal problems and infertility.
BT-toxin stays active and produces toxins toxic to the gut flora and fauna, which lead to nutritional imbalances and diseases.
A side affect from crops being treated by Round Up ready chemical weed killer is liver and kidney failure among agriculture workers when picking crops for harvest and those who consume plants treated with the weed killer.
A new chemical weed killer derived from the chemical warfare weapon, agent orange. Also called 2,4-D, a dioxin, it is known for the side effects: non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, lowered sperm counts, liver disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Due to the resistance of plants to round up 2,4-D will be used to kill weeds on Dow Chemical’s 2,4-D-tolerant crops by the hundreds and millions of gallons of this chemical will be dropped on approved Monsanto corn and soy crops that are approved by the USDA.
Residues from this agent used in chemical warfare on the countryside populations of Vietnam during the Vietnam War left babies suffering from multiple birth defects that continue unto this day.
April 30, 2014, a host of protesters angered by the self-appointed industry driven NOSB (National Organic Standard Board) & NOP (National Organic Program) removal of the sunset clause on organic and inorganic pesticides and synthetic substances triggered the arrest of the Organic Consumer’s Association’s political director Alexis Baden-Mayer.
Last September, ‘USDA representative Miles McEvoy appointed himself as the meeting “co-chair” illegally in an effort to erode the authority and control the decisions made by an allegedly independent NOSB members, as spelled out in the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990. ‘
Protesters went to the meeting to call attention to the USDA National Organic Program’s changes to the “sunset process” and removal of non-organic ingredients and allowances for artificial and synthetic chemicals and vaccines from the NOP’s National List of prohibited in products certified as organic by the USDA. (OCA – http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29920.cfm)
“§205.600 Evaluation criteria for allowed and prohibited substances, methods, and ingredients.
§205.601 Synthetic substances allowed for use in organic crop production.
§205.602 Nonsynthetic substances prohibited for use in organic crop production.
§205.603 Synthetic substances allowed for use in organic livestock production.
§205.604 Nonsynthetic substances prohibited for use in organic livestock production.
§205.605 Nonagricultural (nonorganic) substances allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as “organic” or “made with organic (specified ingredients or food group(s)).”
§205.606 Nonorganically produced agricultural products allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as “organic.”
§205.607 Amending the National List.
(eCFR – “The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances” http://tinyurl.com/mrpljpd )”
Dropping this “sunset process” allows up to 90 percent of all synthetic substances and vaccines in organic food production to be generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
Last September, the USDA without public comment or input no longer requires the sunset process, whereas a 15 member committee appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture decided what was approved or removed from the National List of non-organic materials for use in organic products.
The removal the five year “sunset process” to evaluate and remove synthetic and artificial substances will open the floodgates for up to 90 percent of all GRAS approved substances and forever alter what the organic label’s intention stood in contention against.
Corporations stand to gain by dropping the the sunset process, the U.S. Department of Agriculture represented by the Organic Trade Association actors from Kraft, Dean Foods and Smucker’s. Together they all engineered this stunning reversal and sneak attack on the organic label standard.
Thus enables China, one of the United States largest food importers, while other corporations can further erode any legal interpretation about which foods are organic and which pretend to be organic.