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Monsanto Attempts to Lockout Socially Responsible Shareholder at Annual Meeting
Date:1/20/2012

Monsanto's statement: "While I am heartened by Monsanto's sudden concern for the freedom of farmers, the unfortunate reality facing American farmers right now, is that genetic drift from GMO crops is contaminating their conventional and organic crops. This can be disastrous because many GMO crops cannot be sold to important markets, such as Europe, China and Japan. The potential legal implications for Monsanto are staggering."

Eidinger, who organized last October's a 100 person, 313 mile "Right2Know March" from New York City to the White House for federally mandated GMO food labeling says: "With the rise or Round-Up resistant 'superweeds' the company is simply telling farmers to spray even more toxic herbicides including 2,4 D, the main ingredient in Agent Orange. Many people are struggling to avoid GMOs and chemicals used on them in the food they eat due to serious health and environmental concerns yet Americans have no right to know what we are eating largely due to the close ties Monsanto has to President Obama's USDA and FDA which has ignored more than 500,000 Americans who have signed on to the JustLabelIt.org petition to the FDA."

More information about the protest may be found at http://www.facebook.com/events/340545799304131/

 

 


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