Occupy the EPA

Occupy the EPA!

What is the EPA doing to protect us from Monsanto?
Nothing. But, here’s what they should be doing:
Monsanto’s unlabeled genetically engineered foods are so pervasive in North American that babies are born with Monsanto’s engineered genes coursing through their veins! Is this dangerous? Dangerous enough for France and other countries to ban gene-altered crops that scientists have found can kill human cells!
But the fact that a food is genetically engineered isn’t the only thing that makes it dangerous. The other danger is what the crop was genetically engineered to do. What do Monsanto’s Frankencrops do best? Drive up pesticide sales!
Despite their propaganda claims of being a “Life Sciences” company, Monsanto is a chemical and seed corporation. Despite their false promises about feeding the world and helping farmers grow more with less, the truth is that the only thing Monsanto has really accomplished through genetically engineering is to make farmers buy more pesticides, and drive up the price of patented seeds; meanwhile dumping billions of pounds of climate-destabilizing, water-polluting nitrate fertilizers on nutrient-depleted soils.
If Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) didn’t increase pesticide use, and help them monopolize seed distribution, Monsanto and other chemical/biotech companies like Dow, Dupont, Bayer and Syngenta, wouldn’t be pushing them.
If the Environmental Protection Agency ever got serious about protecting us and the environment from agri-toxic chemicals, the pesticides that these companies sell would be illegal. While the harms of GMOs are only beginning to be understood, the dangers associated with the herbicides and pesticides are well known.
Take Action! Tell the E.P.A.:
Ban Monsanto’s RoundUp (Glyphosate)! Experts Say It’s Worse than DDT!
Ban Dow’s 2,4-D! Why Does the EPA Still Allow Dioxin-Tainted Pesticides?
Save the Bees! Ban Bayer’s Insecticide Imidacloprid!
Ban Monsanto’s GMO Insecticide-Producing Crops! Join 22 Scientists Who Ask the EPA to Act With “Urgency”

from:    “Organic Consumers Association” <ronniecummins@organicconsumers.org>

Until next time,