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.Read more
This is back up information and resources from the Leader Call on 7.28.14
To prepare for your visit:
Materials to leave with your legislators:
Conflicts of interests, confidentiality and
censorship in health risk assessment: the example
of an herbicide and a GMO
Gilles-Eric Séralini1,2*, Robin Mesnage1,2, Nicolas Defarge1,2 and Joël Spiroux de Vendômois2Read more
Potential Rationale for revising FDA’s current GRAS policy governing regulation
of Genetically Engineered Foods
May 31, 2014
· In 1991, then Vice President Dan Quayle’s Council on Competitiveness called for regulation of Genetically Engineered products based on their performance, not the processes by which they are produced.Read more
If you think this country is run by corporations rather than the will of the people, here’s a great opportunity to take some of our power back!
Despite the fact that U.S. polls consistently show that over 90% of Americans want labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs), neither the federal government nor any state government has been able to enact required labeling. So far Connecticut and Maine passed GMO labeling bills that would only take effect when other states passed them.Read more
When I started traveling around the state in 2011 for Prop 37 one of the people I met early on was a woman named Mary, from Santa Barbara. She was an early supporter of GMO labeling and was particularly concerned by the plight of the bees.
Mary and her husband have spent more than a year working on a project to raise money for environmental non-profits. It's a new $10 gift idea called a Boxai, which is getting a lot of attention and was just featured on MSNBC TV in their annual review of "Gifts that Give Back."
Week of Action to Stop GMO Salmon:
Please make 1 phone call during the week of Wed. 9/4 to Tues. 9/10 to Help Stop GMO Salmon.Read more
"Washington's I-522 is heating up, folks and it has GOT TO WIN!!! We cannot allow biotech's shenanigans and money to steal the vote from the people of Washington like they did ours.Read more
The GMO Movement has generated a large number of documentary films that are currently being used to educate people around the world about the issues surrounding GMOs. And while these films are invaluable, we need to reach out to the people who don’t normally watch documentaries, but who do enjoy watching mainstream feature films.
Up until now, there has never been a fictional feature film made about the very real possible potential of the GMO technology and what it holds for our future. But now, just such a film is in the works! This film would have contemporary appeal and would reach a far broader audience than Documentaries ever have.
Those who voted "No" on Proposition 37 should be rethinking their choice. Since the failure of Prop 37 in California, the world has been awakened to the presence and consequences of genetically engineered food on their tables, grocery store shelves, and in their fields.Read more