Trade Agreements Are Back: NAFTA IS NOT FOR US!!

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NAFTA and all the trade agreements are egregious assaults on citizens' rights on all sorts of issues: privacy, net neutrality, labor, banking, local sovereignty, environment and so much more.  Our food system will become even more toxic, we won't know where our food comes from and farm workers will be treated even worse than they are today.  

Please read this from our friends at Popular Resistance and Trade For People and Planet, then write a letter to your editor today!!

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USDA Wants Comments by July 17, 2017

usda_logo.pngThe fake DARK GMO labeling bill is moving through the government agencies quickly. It’s on track and pretty much on schedule.

Please take note of the first time in decades that government is 1- actually accomplishing something and 2-accomplishing it on time. 

And why would they be on time? Why would they push this through?

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WE Can Help Ban Glyphosate — Real Foodies UNITE and Big Brother Be Gone!

Did you know that the rate of autism in this country has risen in virtually EXACT proportion to the application of glyphosate (Roundup) to industrially raised wheat, corn and soy?

Glyphosate has been found in

  • Tap water,
  • Mother's breastmilk,
  • Our children's urine, and
  • Childhood vaccinations.

Originally posted at Kelly The Kitchen Kop, written by Joanie Blaxter

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USDA APHIS Meeting in Davis, June 13, 2017

USDA MEETING IN DAVIS, JUNE 13

The USDA “APHIS” division will be in Davis to receive comments from folks about new policy and regulations with GMOs.  Please come and make comment if you can.  These dockets are vital. They are equally important to the future of our food as the FDA ruling on “substantial equivalence” was in 1992.  Our kids and grandkids and their grandkids will be dealing with this long after we are gone. 

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Save Bolivia's 77 Corn Varieties!!

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Discovery of Transgenic Corn proves that authorities do not enforce laws that prohibit genetically engineered (GE) Crops,” warns Bolivia GMO Free Coalition

THE EVENTUAL DISAPPEARANCE OF BOLIVIA’S 77 NATIVE VARIETIES OF CORN AND THE EXISTENCE OF TRANSGENIC CORN IN BOLIVIA IS DENOUNCED

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Big Ag Pivoting To GMOs 2.0- Synthetic Biology

Big Ag is heavily pivoting to GMOs 2.0/synthetic biology and gene editing, particularly given that these new techniques are even less regulated (and most not at all) than transgenics.

 

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The TPP Is In Front Of Congress Now!

For Immediate Release

Contact: Arthur Stamoulis, (202) 494-8826 or media@citizenstrade.org

Statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

by Arthur Stamoulis, Executive Director, Citizens Trade Campaign

This morning, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, along with other trade ministers from throughout the Pacific Rim, announced a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a trade and investment pact that would set rules governing approximately forty percent of the global economy.  Citizens Trade Campaign’s executive director Arthur Stamoulis released the following statement in response: 

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Where Does Councilman Cedillo Really Stand On The GMO Issue?

Grassroots food justice advocates for clear and concise labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and protection of native seeds from genetic contamination, are calling out Councilmember Gil Cedillo. The organizations question Cedillo’s credentials to promote himself as an advocate of non-GMO corn.

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Update On The TPA Vote, June 12, 2015

On Friday, June 12, the House had three votes on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) which we've been calling "Fast Track".  The results in the news are a bit confusing. I'll cover the two important ones for us here.

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Resources For Visiting Legislators

This is back up information and resources from the Leader Call on 7.28.14

To prepare for your visit:

Non-GMO Communication Toolkit 

Tips To Having A Successful Leg Visit

Lobbying Strategies

 

Materials to leave with your legislators:

The Case For GE Food Labeling

Who Wants GE Foods Labeled?

GMOs and The Market

 

 

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