FREE OUR FARMERS
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The AP just uncovered a series of confidential commercial licensing agreements that give around 200 smaller companies the right to insert Monsanto's genes (resistant to Monsanto's Roundup herbicide) into their corn and soybean plans. These agreements outline the various practices that Monsanto employs to block out competition in the seed industry, compromising any choice that small farmers might have in the deicison not to grow GMO plants.
Now, more than ever, we need to make sure the Department of Justice recognizes that we won't stand for this any longer. Please sign the petition and spread the word to your friends and family to do the same.
You can read the AP article here.
There is a monumental opportunity in 2010 for us to break the monopoly that is plaguing our food system.
President Obama's Department of Justice is finally looking into the stranglehold that a handful of huge corporations have on farms across the country.
These corporations - like Cargill and Monsanto - have monopolized huge swaths of our country's food and farms, resulting in tremendous negative consequences on our food security, on the ability of small farmers to compete and survive, and ultimately on consumer choice.
For farmers to survive and thrive, we need the government to take action that restores real competition to the farm economy - not the current situation where a few corporations in the grain, seed, dairy and livestock sectors hold excessive control.
In 2010, the Department of Justice will hold public hearings to discuss anti-trust issues in agricultural production. This could be the first step towards the government taking long-needed action to help break the corporate control in our farming and food system.
We'll deliver your signature and comments to the Department of Justice.
SIGN OUR PETITION
0-25 of 6950 signatures
|Number||Date||Name||Add your thoughts or comments - we'll deliver them to the Department of Justice!|
|6950||March 03, 2013||Danette Hull|
|6949||February 03, 2013||s jones|
|6948||November 15, 2012||Roberto Lourenco||profits are more important then the well being of U.S citizins
|6947||October 09, 2012||Kelley Hungerford|
|6946||July 12, 2012||Anthony Otters||The people who allowed this atrocity to continue should pay with much more than with the contents of their wallet or their time.|
|6945||July 12, 2012||Anthony Otters||The people who allowed this atrocity to continue should pay with much more than with the contents of their wallet or their time.|
|6944||May 09, 2012||Anonymous||It would not be a stretch to compare Monsanto to the mafia.|
|6943||May 03, 2012||christy chilson|
|6942||April 24, 2012||miranda hong|
|6941||February 24, 2012||Vicki McCauley|
|6940||February 04, 2012||Anonymous|
|6939||February 01, 2012||Nicole Fina|
|6938||February 01, 2012||Jeanette Fina|
|6937||January 30, 2012||Erik Erickson|
|6936||November 01, 2011||James Fink||self-sustained growing is the way to go. Look into it|
|6935||November 01, 2011||James Fink||self-sustained growing is the way to go. Look into it|
|6934||October 21, 2011||David Brown|
|6933||September 14, 2011||larry veillette||if we don't stop them now, the end might be nearer than we think...save our kids|
|6932||July 06, 2011||Anonymous||You cannot eliminate the biodiversity of the natural seeds and place so much control in a handful of companies like Monsanto -- there may well be consequences one never predicted.
The only good argument is that there is a defensive measure in it for crop warfare -- a real threat.
But on the other hand you are eliminating the natural seeds with too scant knowledge about GM seeds.
90 % soy, 80% corn in the hands of one (or a few) company is a clear violation of antitrust laws. a patent for the seeds on which our lives are predicated should never never have been issued by C. Thomas of the Supreme Court -- a lawyer, previously, for Monsanto. This is outrageous as a premise for this whole Monsanto seed monopoly in the USA. End this monopoly, asap.
|6931||June 05, 2011||Erik Rafael sanchez|
|6930||March 04, 2011||Anonymous|
|6929||February 23, 2011|
|6928||February 23, 2011||WILLIAM MEADOFF||STOP THESE GUYS. THEY ARE RUINING OUR FOOD SUPPLY|
|6927||February 20, 2011||Here, here!|
|6926||February 19, 2011||Christine Bennett|