Posted by: Philip Carr-Gomm | June 16, 2014

Monsanto Sues Vermont for wanting to tell the Truth!

monsantolandJust hours ago, the world’s most hated corporation got even more evil.

Monsanto and its allies have just announced they’re suing the tiny, rural U.S. state of Vermont to stop a new law that simply requires genetically engineered foods to be labeled. In fact, the mere threat of a multi-million dollar lawsuit nearly caused the state to back off the labeling law altogether.

But Vermont is refusing to back down — and they’re asking for our help. They’re getting ready to fight back against Monsanto, and have even created a legal defense fund so people around the world can make donations to help them beat back Monsanto’s lawsuit.

The SumOfUs community is already fighting Monsanto on every front, but we need to show Monsanto now that we won’t be intimidated. We won’t let Monsanto bully our elected officials into submission. Will you chip in $1 to stand with Vermont and fight back against Monsanto?

Yes, I’ll chip in £1 or  $1 to help Vermont stand up to Monsanto.

Vermont is a small, entirely rural state with just 600,000 people. Vermont vs. Monsanto, one of the most powerful corporations in the world, is a classic David and Goliath fight.

But there’s much more at stake here than just whether GMO foods will be labeled in a single U.S. state. Vermont is actually the very first state in the U.S. to require labeling, and dozens of other states have said they will require labeling as well — but only if Vermont’s law can survive this legal challenge.

That’s why Monsanto is fighting so hard to kill GMO labeling in Vermont. If we can win here, it’ll be a huge step towards the goal of GMO labeling worldwide, and making sure consumers know what they are eating.

Monsanto has been threatening this for weeks, but it’s only just filed suit through the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, a trade group of which Monsanto is a core member. And Monsanto’s legal bullying is part of a growing trend of multi-national corporations suing sovereign governments to overturn regulations they don’t like. Since the biggest corporations are larger than many countries around the world, it’s critical that citizens of the world band together to fight back.

That’s what SumOfUs is all about — harnessing the global consumer power of our nearly 5 million members to take on corporate abuses wherever they occur. And if enough of us donate, we’ll be able to not only help out with the Vermont legal defense fund, but launch our own campaign pressuring Monsanto to end these legal attacks on our right to know what’s in our food. Can you chip in $1?

Yes, I’ll chip in £1 or $1 to help Vermont stand up to Monsanto.


Responses

  1. I know that much of the focus on GMO is for health reasons, but everyone should know that the REAL goal of Monsanto and other bio-ag companies is to gain a IP hold on the food supply. When they make tweeks to the DNA of common food plants, they can then secure patents on that new organism. Then they charge as much as they can for the product. So, the real concern I have is NOT gmo poisoning (though I know its possible) it’s the fact that common food everyone takes for granted will be under the ownership of large corporations within a few decades. Let’s keep seeds that nature provides absolutely FREE!

  2. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2010/sep/29/gates-foundation-gm-monsanto And Bill Gates is financially backing Monsanto. Perhaps this is his way of helping to reduce the world population, a subject he is interested in!

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  3. […] Interestingly I received this from a blog I occasionally read from the UK through my Druidic connections. Read what’s happening with the state of Vermont and the giant Monsanto and what you can do to … […]

  4. Monsanto not Montano! ☺ Dx

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  5. I live here in VT. The State isn’t asking for defense fund money, they had planned on being sued when the law was signed. So who is really getting this money? I am forwarding a copy to our States Attorney as a caution…

    • Interesting…Thanks for that information, Vermonter. I know that the SumOfUs takes up a lot of these causes in order to support the efforts of those fighting for the issues that they believe in…and most of them are worthy causes…but I didn’t know that they might tell outright lies in order to get people to donate to their own agendas. Thanks for the heads-up.


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