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President Obama, We’re Not Going Away

White House Rally GMO InsideConcerned citizens, as well as staff from Green America, Food Democracy Now! and Occupy Monsanto, joined together in front of the White House today to send President Obama a strong message: “We’re not going away”.

Last night we received the very disappointing news that President Obama signed H.R. 993, which contained the “Monsanto Protection Act”, into law. (Read about this progression of this sneaky biotech rider here)

While we are still waiting to hear from the administration all the final details, we understand at this time that Section 735, the biotech rider is, unfortunately, intact.

Now that Congress has passed the Continuing Resolution  and President Obama has signed the same resolution into law (which contains the “Monsanto Protection Act”), we urgently request that the President issue an executive order to support the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.

During the campaign in 2007, Candidate Obama promised to make GMO labeling a priority. Clearly he has forgotten his promise (or been bought out by Monsanto).

You can make a call and tell President Obama that you’re disappointed and demand that he immediately issue an Executive Order to label GMOs.  You can also  sign Food Democracy Now’s updated petition.

Thank you for your ongoing support of this issue and our right to a healthy, non-GMO food supply.

5 Awesome Comments So Far

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  1. Mary O'Neil
    March 28, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    We have been let down by your appointment to head of FDA and signing the protection for Monsanto. So keep your word to demand labeling of GMO’s. Get rid of Michael Taylor too!

  2. Lori Lugenbeel
    March 28, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    I Urge All to Request an Immediate RETRACTION OF THE “MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT”! Let’s ALL ACT NOW, UNITED! Instead of asking for an Immediate Issue of Executive Order for Labeling GMO Foods, Let’s Demand a COMPLETE RETRACTION AND REMOVAL OF HR 933!! It is Not Enough to try and Label Foods when the Protection of Monsanto is in Force. It is Time For All To Unite in the Demand of Justice for Every Citizen and Especially Organic and Conventional Farmers Not Using Monsanto Seeds A Right Of Our OWN PROTECTION! Call the White House and Demand Immediate Retraction and Removal of HR 933! For You, Our Farmer’s, Our Environment and Especially Our Children!

  3. Lori Lugenbeel
    March 28, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    The phone number to the White House comment line is(202)456-1114! Call and urge Friends and Family, Neighbors, everyone you know and care about to call too!

  4. laura dahl
    March 29, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Please,explain this and tell us it isn’t so that Monsanto and the big corporations have bought you!???

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