Goal: Stop abusing the use of overpriced attorneys to bully states out of passing GMO labeling laws
International food and chemical manufacturer and notorious international corporate bully Monsanto will sue any state tenacious enough to pass genetically modified organisms (GMO) labeling bills. Those are bills that require products for sale containing GMOs to be labeled, thus informing you of dangerous things in your food. Monsanto will do everything it can to thwart states from doing so because they know that the educated public will stop eating their products and end their easy profits.
So far two states have passed such bills: Connecticut and Maine. Freethinking California recently tried to pass a GMO labeling bill, but the bill fell short due to the overwhelming amount of self-serving advertising paid for by the companies that profit from GMO use—Monsanto, grocery stores etc. They say that the savings is passed on to the consumer, but in an age where many of our farmers are forced to let produce rot in the field (they can’t afford labor to harvest), it is obviously untrue. GMO crops really only benefit the patent holder; in most cases that is Monsanto.
Tell Monsanto that you don’t approve of their militant business tactics of suing states to get their way. If we want food liberation, we must begin by demanding laws that make GMO products known and obvious. Sign this petition if you do not approve of corporations suing states and undermining democracy. And if you really want to take action it’s as easy as avoiding these Monsanto owned brand names: Aunt Jemima, Quaker, Betty Crocker, General Mills, Duncan Hines, Bisquick, Pepperidge Farms, Campbell’s, Kraft/Phillip Morris, Post Cereals, Hershey’s Nestle, Carnation, Kellogg’s, Nature Valley, Nabisco, Heinz, Pillsbury, ConAgra, etcetera. You can find the full list with a quick Google search.
I demand that you do not sue states over the passing of GMO labeling laws. First, as an American citizen you are infringing on my rights to a democratic government. When we, the people of the United States, vote to label GMO products, it is our right to make that decision. Second, the fact that you don’t want to share with us what products use GMOs is sinister. Why wouldn’t you want us to know? The conclusions are easy to draw.
Rather than pouring excessive dollars into lawsuits and campaigns to continue fighting the inevitable, I encourage you to embrace the future. More so, I demand that you stop suing states for passing bills that their citizens vote for. You are robbing states of our hard-earned tax dollars and I do not approve.
[Your Name Here]
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