On May 25, activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto.
- Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.
- In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-led research on the long-term effects of GM products.
- Recently, the U.S. Congress and president collectively passed the nicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds.
- For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.
- Monsanto’s GM seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have contributed to Colony Collapse Disorder among the world’s bee population.
- Voting with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto-owned companies that use GMOs in their products.
- Labeling of GMOs so that consumers can make those informed decisions easier.
- Repealing relevant provisions of the US’s “Monsanto Protection Act.”
- Calling for further scientific research on the health effects of GMOs.
- Holding Monsanto executives and Monsanto-supporting politicians accountable through direct communication, grassroots journalism, social media, etc.
- Continuing to inform the public about Monsanto’s secrets.
- Taking to the streets to show the world and Monsanto that we won’t take these injustices quietly.
A portion of the proceeds from this shirt supports the local organizers of March Against Monsanto on May 25th obtain flyers and permits. GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are one of the biggest and most controversial issues facing our health and environment today.
The health consequences of GMOs are unknown, the safety unproven, genetically-modified plants require massive amounts of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, and there is no turning back once the modified genes enter our farmlands. The demand for GMOs to be labeled is a hot issue right now, most recently with YES on 522, a labeling initiative in Washington state.
Ready to make your voice heard? Join the world-wide March Against Monsanto on May 25! And, for more information and updates, follow the Organic Consumers Association. Whether this is a new commitment for you or something you’ve been passionate about for a while, by wearing this tee you are committing to help build our sustainable future. *Note: This t-shirt is made of 100% certified organic cotton and GMO free!
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