[permaculture] Short notice: Send 10K Signatures Against Monsanto - Important. Please act and pass on

jamesdavid Sneed harvestcircle at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 7 13:52:11 EST 2010


As I read the judge's ruling, it only requires the digging up of the GMO sugar beet stecklings, not their subsequent destruction, and that might allow for them to be stored and replanted later under some sort of injunction or stay of the ruling we seem to be celebrating this week. Also, chenopod stecklings are extremely durable and can regrow from a small scrap left in compost or plowed under, spreading their pollen the following summer. We are NOT out of the woods yet on this issue.
 
> From: fdnokes at hotmail.com
> To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 11:36:29 -0600
> Subject: [permaculture] Short notice: Send 10K Signatures Against Monsanto - Important. Please act and pass on
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> seems like many will welcome this message.
> sorry for short notice.
> fran
> Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2010 08:40:40 -0800
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> Inge's comment: .... This time it is Genetically Engineered sugar beets.
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> When you consider how many processed foods are sweetened with sugar, you
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> will realize that this GE product will contaminate almost every product on
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> the store shelves.
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> Please take the time to respond - Monsanto cannot be permitted to operate
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> ignoring the courts and the law.
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> http://action.freshthemovie.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4856
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> It probably won't come as a surprise that Monsanto actually feels they have
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> the right to bypass the US Federal Court system.
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> Just last August, a Federal court ruled that the USDA's prior approval of
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> Monsanto's genetically engineered "Roundup Ready" sugar beets was unlawful
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> because the USDA had neglected to conduct adequate analysis of the impacts
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> of this crop on farmers and the environment. The ruling made it illegal to
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> plant or sell genetically engineered (GE) sugar beets until further studies
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> were conducted, which the USDA estimated would be finished in 2012.
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> But Monsanto doesn't play by the rules. They had the audacity to go ahead
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> and plant the illegal seedlings, which, two days ago were ordered to be
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> destroyed by US court. This is the first time in US history that a court
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> has ordered a genetically modified crop destroyed. Despite all of this, the
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> USDA is proposing to allow Monsanto to sell & plant the GE sugar beet seeds
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> this spring. To add insult to injury, we have an absurdly short window to
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> voice our opposition - the USDA is giving us till December 6th to submit
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> comments regarding their proposal.
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> In the last 48 hours, we've gathered over 6,000 signatures in opposition to
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> the USDA's proposal. Please join us and help us reach 10,000 by Monday.
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> Click here to sign our petition to the USDA by the December 6th deadline.
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> We cannot let Monsanto's sugar beets get through - it sets a bad precedent,
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> suggesting that Federal ruling doesn't really mean anything and that
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> Monsanto has more power than the government agencies that are supposed to be
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> maintaining checks and balances to keep our food system safe.
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> Currently, the USDA does not require manufacturers to label foods that
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> contain GE ingredients. The U.S. is one of the world's largest sugar
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> producers - sugar beets account for 55% of our sugar products. This year,
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> it's estimated that 95% of the sugar beet seeds in the US are genetically
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> modified. Unless we act now, we aren't going to have an option for non-GMO
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> sugar beets.
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> The multi-million dollar agriculture companies are pushing hard to get GE
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> foods into our food supply without our knowledge and we have to fight back.
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> You have till December 6th to sign the petition and rally your friends and
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> family around this important issue. Let's send them 10,000 signatures. Let's
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> rally, as only grassroots organizing can do!
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> Sign our petition to the USDA now!
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> http://action.freshthemovie.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4856
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> Thanks for all you do to stand up to Monsanto.
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> Eat safe,
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