The Right to Know About GMOs
On January 28th, Monsanto shareholders will vote on a resolution asking Monsanto to be more transparent and let shareholders know the true costs of the risks of the company’s operations and products. You can read a copy of the Resolution Here
A Yes vote on this resolution may help farmers, local grocers, your community, and your family.
The Resolution, filed by Harrington Investments, Inc, will be presented by Margot McMillen, a farmer in Callaway County, Missouri and member of the Executive Council of the National Family Farm Coalition.
Sign the Petition!
Click here to sign the petition to Monsanto telling them to stop hiding the costs of GMOs from their shareholders and the public.
Is Your Money Supporting GMOs?
Most of the votes being cast will come from large financial and investment corporations. If you have investments in companies like Vanguard or BlackRock, your money might be used to vote on this proposal.
If your money is there, contact that company’s Investment Relations office to ask for a yes vote.
Click here to see Monsanto’s largest shareholders
Take Action: Stop Dow’s 2,4-D-Resistant Corn & Soy
USDA has taken a big step towards approving Dow’s new herbicide-resistant seeds. The agency announced its intention to greenlight 2,4-D-resistant corn and soy — crops that will lead to widespread use of the hazardous chemical, destroying neighboring crops and creating unnecessary health risks to farmers and rural communities.
Background on Monsanto and Genetically Engineered Crops
Monsanto and the Spread of GE Crops
Roundup herbicide. Agent Orange. PCBs. Genetically engineered seeds. These may not seem related, but they all have something in common: Monsanto. To learn more about Monsanto’s role in spreading genetically engineered (GE) seeds and herbicides around the world.
Read Food & Water Watch’s Report: Monsanto: A Corporate Profile
Farmers Face Economic Hardships due to GE Crops
Genetically engineered (GE) crops now dominate commodity crop production in the United States. GE varieties make up 88 percent of corn acres, 94 percent of soybean acres and 90 percent of cotton acres planted in the country. With the rise of GE crops, coexistence between organic, non-GE and GE production has become more difficult due to the potential for gene flow and commingling of crops at both the planting and harvesting levels.
Read Food & Water Watch’s Report: How GE Crops Hurt Farmers
Superweeds: The Rise of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds due to Heavy Pesticide Use on GE Crops
As weeds grow resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup pesticides, farmers are forced to spray larger quantities and more hazardous types of chemicals to keep these “superweeds” at bay. As a result, the health of the farmers and our environment are at risk.
How the U.S. State Department Promotes Agribusiness’ Global Agenda
In the last decade, the United States has pursued foreign policy objectives on food and agriculture that benefit a few big seed companies. This commonly takes the form of the U.S. State Department exercising its diplomatic prestige and bully pulpit to pressure foreign governments to adopt policies favored by the agricultural biotechnology companies.
Read Food & Water Watch’s Report: Biotech Ambassadors
Dangers of Dicamba!
On the heels of California’s Proposition 37 and the national debate over genetically engineered (GE) food, pesticide companies are continuing to push to legalize new types of GE crops linked with powerful pesticides. Check out why farmers like Indiana’s Troy Roush are objecting to such a shortsighted approach to agriculture in the video below.