MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO MAY 25, 2013. TIPPING POINT. STORY BELOW
I have waited a long long time to be able to post really good news about Monsanto. This is not the best news, that day will be when Monsanto is eradicated off the face of the earth, but it is getting there. Buying power can bring any mega corp to its knees. If we don’t buy it they have to eat it.
Boycotts, protests, petitions seem to be working.
(NaturalNews) Monsanto is now in full retreat against a global grassroots rejection of its poisons and lies. The company is backpedaling on every front now, even admitting defeat in Europe and now trying to focus its last, desperate efforts on the United States and Brazil.
But even in the Americas, Monsanto is losing on every front: GMO labeling legislation is cropping up in over a dozen states, the global March Against Monsanto demonstrated global grassroots unity against GMOs, and even the so-called “science” behind the “safety” GMOs is revealed as utter hogwash now that GMOs have escaped Monsanto’s experimental wheat fields and contaminated commercial wheat crops in America.
Japan has halted U.S. wheat imports and South Korea joined in as well. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company has announced it is going 100% GMO-free, and massive boycotts are under way against brands that tried to block the GMO labeling ballot measure in California (Prop 37).
We’ve reached the tipping point against Monsanto
Jeffrey Smith of www.ResponsibleTechnology.org has always talked about a “tipping point” being reached on GMOs, after which the flood of consumer awareness and demand would force food manufacturers and retailers to begin the process of ditching GMOs. I believe that tipping point has now been reached. In fact, I believe the March Against Monsanto was the final push over the fulcrum of the tipping point, and I am ecstatic that so many people all around the world marched in the streets to protest global food injustice while the wholly-discredited mainstream media sat back and pretended the march never even took place!
In one fell sweep, the tipping point against Monsanto was triggered and the whole world realized the mainstream media has zero credibility. I’ll call that a victory any day!
Next steps: Commands from headquarters?
If you’re waiting for “commands from headquarters” to figure out what’s next in the war for food justice and farming justice — the war against Monsanto and GMOs — you don’t really understand this movement. The beauty of everything that’s happening today is that there IS no headquarters!
Activists against Monsanto are simply making this up as we go along. There is no “leader.” There is no secret strategy meeting. There are no talking points. There is no overarching set of milestones being discussed. There is no one person that makes all this happen.
The anti-GMO movement is all just large numbers of courageous individuals waking up and doing what needs to be done, whether that’s organizing a march, posting videos online, boycotting food brands that use GMOs, or holding home viewing parties of DVDs that educate people on the truth about GMOs.
This is the movement’s strength. This is why nobody can be intimidated, sued or shut down by Monsanto. Behind every activist there are a thousand more carrying the torch for food justice. The anti-GMO grassroots movement absolutely will not stop until GMOs are banned from the global food supply, and that bold statement is just as true in Venezuela and Portugal as the United States. Everywhere that people eat food and grow food, everyone who is informed supports the idea of outlawing GMOs entirely.
This goal will be achieved. I can see it now with clarity. The grassroots energy behind this movement is unstoppable. And while everyone in the grassroots anti-GMO movement may come from slightly different viewpoints on other social, political and economic issues, they all agree that GMOs have no place in the food supply, period!
As I recently said in my speech at the March Against Monsanto in Austin:
The fact that you are here, in all your beautiful diversity… is proof that they cannot divide us! They can only unite us with their insanity!
If you are part of the effort to stop Monsanto and outlaw GMOs, you are winning. You are making a measurable, effective difference in the world, and the positive shockwaves of your efforts will be felt for generations to come.
Keep up the good work. 🙂
Try this. Start with the A’s and every week add a new product you will Monsanto free in a little over a year. Well almost. Truth is there are corn derivatives are mind boggling. But lets just get rid of these nasties first. Just one little thing you could be watching out for that really surprised me that is why I am mentioning it because Trader Joe vitamins and supplements have this in it and I can’t buy them any more. Maltodextrine is corn starch, magnesium stearate and citric and ascorbic acids are used as a filler and comes from corn. O.k. I lied you have to look over this list too. Right now I am in a bind as to where to get my extra Vitamin C. Can’t seem to be able to avoid the magnesium stearate or ascorbic acid compounds. Below is a website written by someone who has a corn Allergy so she knows her stuff mainly because she finds out it has corn when she has a reaction. With 90% of all the corn being GMO chances are these things are GMO corn derivatives. And Vit E. Darn!
“The lists of corn products, ingredients and additives that I provide are not intended to be exhaustive, for that would be impossible to compile. There are many additives that are derived from corn that we do not know about, and often the employees of food companies do not know either. Plus, corn derivatives can be found in everything from body powder to shampoo (I’ve reacted to both)! The FDA, at this time, does not regulate corn to the extent that it does, say, peanuts, so we corn allergy sufferers are truly on our own. (Click here for a printable List in a separate browser window.)
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the items on this list not including everything that contains corn, not everything on this list will contain corn. It is that they can contain corn, and therefore may need to be outright avoided or used cautiously. Read more about this on the Corn Allergens as Ingredients page. The items identified with an asterisk * are the most common items that might not always contain or be derived from corn. Proceed with caution!”
I am proud to say I no longer buy anything on this list. Above list that’s a different story. Inch by inch……..
And you have to think about what ingredients restaurants use. Again, unless they advertise otherwise more than likely they are buying cheap and it has GMO’s in it.