[act-ma] Occupy Monsanto, 9/24 demo details and press release

Aria Littlhous aria at littlhous.net
Thu Sep 20 02:39:14 PDT 2012


Horrific Results of New GMO Food Study Reveal Obama Has Abandoned FDA
Regulation to Chemical Industry Profits

*Increases in Tumors & Disease in Rats Fed GMO Food Discovered in First
Long Term Peer Reviewed Study*

*WASHINGTON, DC* – Occupy Monsanto, a decentralized network of food
activists who organized 65 protests at GMO manufacturer Monsanto facilities
across the globe this week, is calling on the Barack Obama Administration
to clean house of appointed former Monsanto executives who intentionally
ignore the serious health impacts of eating genetically engineered food due
to their conflict of interest. A new GMO food study released today gives
alarming evidence of GMO-induced lethal health complications in rats. The
data casts an ominous shadow on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
where imperative consumer regulation of GMOs is handled by former Monsanto
executives. Read the new European GMO study at *
http://research.sustainablefoodtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Final-Paper.pdf
*<http://research.sustainablefoodtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Final-Paper.pdf>

*Occupy Boston and the Occupy Monsanto Do Wop Chorus will be meeting at
8:00 a.m. at the corner of Athenaeum and W. Kendall, Kendall Sq.,
Cambridge, on Sept. 24, 2012, to prepare to serenade the employees of the
nearby Monsanto offices starting at 8:30 and continuing until we just can’t
croon anymore. All welcome!*

“Activists are renewing their push for the FDA to review the long term
safety of GMO food prior to its introduction to the food supply,” says
Occupy Monsanto spokesperson Gene Etic. “European researchers confirmed
today rats fed GMO food developed tumors and other serious health problems
at an alarming rate compared to the control group. It isn’t too soon to
pull GMO’s out of the food supply based on today’s news. The FDA has an
obligation to protect people from unhealthy food but as long as former
Monsanto executive *Michael
Taylor*<http://occupy-monsanto.com/tag/michael-taylor/>is running food
safety for Obama nothing will be done to protect Americans.”

Absent a new approach by the Obama Administration, the new study will fuel
more GMO protests that are increasingly becoming disruptive as demonstrated
last Wednesday, September 12, when activists calling themselves the *Genetic
Crimes Unit* <http://occupy-monsanto.com/genetic-crimes-unit/> (GCU) shut
down shipping and receiving access points at Monsanto’s massive *Oxnard,
California GMO seed factory* <http://occupy-monsanto.com/tag/oxnard/>. By
peacefully blockading the exit and access points at the factory, the
group *shut
down* <http://occupy-monsanto.com/tag/oxnard/> the distribution of
genetically engineered (GMO) seeds for a day.

“If the government refuses to stop the distribution of deadly GMO seeds in
the food supply, more and more activists will engage in acts like last week
that stopped GMO seed distribution for about 6 hours in the state of
California,” says Ariel Vegosen who was arrested with 8 others in Oxnard
and charged with trespassing.

Monsanto is the largest producer of GMO seeds. Actions officially started
on September 17, a year since Occupy Wall Street movement began and took
place throughout the world including the 45 protests in the US alone and
many others in Germany, Canada, India, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland,
Argentina, Australia, Spain, Russia, Peru and Japan. More info as well as
video available for media use with credit of the GMO protests can be found
at *http://Occupy-Monsanto.com* <http://Occupy-Monsanto.com/>

Spokespeople for Occupy Monsanto are available by email *
GMO at Occupy-Monsanto.com* <gmo at occupy-Monsanto.com> or calling Adam Eidinger
at 202-744-2671




-- 
"Our goal is a society that prioritizes the needs of all before the profits
of the few." passed by Occupy Boston General Assembly 11/29/11




-- 
"Our goal is a society that prioritizes the needs of all before the profits
of the few." passed by Occupy Boston General Assembly 11/29/11
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