Looks like more and more people are getting on this LETS KICK SOME GMO BUTT bandwagon. India has charged Monsanto with biopiracy.
An Indian government agency has agreed to sue the developers of genetically modified (GM) eggplant for violating India’s Biological Diversity Act of 2002.
This involves 270,000 organic farmers in America. For too long, Monsanto has been getting away with suing farmers whose crops have become contaminated by Monsanto’s patented genetic traits and chemical materials, and winning. Thankfully, the justice system seems to now recognize the severe error in this, and is now beginning to rightfully hold polluters and trespassers responsible. Monsanto, your days are numbered.
California’s Initiative process is making it possible to mandate that all GMO products sold in California be labeled. It would be a historic first in the US. The time has come for this to happen.
We get the petitions Feb 10 and will be looking to get 800,000 signatures on the petition which would insure the initiative gets on the November ballot. So if you are in California and you see signature gatherers please sign it. It is called California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act .
I have scheduled two workshops to train the signature gatherers. I am telling you this because I would never have imagined myself doing this. Anyone could organize a signature gathering team. And if you only get signatures from people in your neighborhood, or from your community organization, friends or strangers in front of a TJ’s or Whole Foods, it is all good.
There are no small efforts in this department. Everything and anything you do to get this initiative on the ballot is a BIG FREEKING DEAL. I would encourage everyone to contact labelgmos.org and sign up to gather signatures. Someone will contact you get you trained and put some petitions in your hands and you are off and running. I promise you if you get 1 signature on a petition it will make a difference.
O.k. folks that’s it for now.
Will keep you posted.