Money Bombing Monsanto: The Food Fight of Our Lives.
May 8, 2012
We thought it was a remarkable show of solidarity when so many different groups came together to raise money together for a single campaign: "Let's drop the Money Bomb on Monsanto."
And then something extraordinary happened.
Mercola.com, the largest alternative health website in the world, along with a group of leading organic companies including Nature's Path, Lundberg Family Farms, and Eden Foods, pledged another one million dollars to the campaign - but only if we reach our goal of $1 million by May 26.
In less than one week, we've already raised nearly $250,000. We still have a long way to go. If you've already donated to this critical campaign, thank you! If you haven't, or if you missed our letter last week, here's the scoop.
Between May 1 and May 26, a broad coalition of food, farm, health, public interest, and environmental groups across the country, joined by leading organic food companies, will attempt to raise one million dollars, to support the campaign behind the grassroots-powered citizens' ballot initiative in California to require GMO labeling.
Many groups. Reaching out to millions of people. To raise millions of dollars. To take back our food supply.
This battle in California - initiated and powered by the 99% - will largely determine the future of what we eat and what we grow. Once we force GMO labeling in California - the eighth largest economy in the world - consumers will stop buying foods containing GMOs. Food manufacturers will be forced to stop contaminating our food with GMOs.
It happened in Europe. It can happen here.
Monsanto is one of the most powerful, arrogant and destructive companies in the world. For decades, they've controlled the world's food supply by buying off politicians and regulatory agencies, intimidating small farmers, manipulating the outcome of scientific studies, lying to consumers - and threatening to sue states like Vermont if they dare to pass a GMO labeling law. It's time to take back our food. Our farms. Our power. It's time to show Monsanto the extraordinary things we can do when we all pull together.
None of us working alone can win this battle. But millions of us making small donations - $10, $15, $25 - can help the coalition behind this initiative run a dynamic, effective campaign to bring down Monsanto and the rest of the Biotech Bullies.
This is grassroots fundraising at its best - and most powerful.
Ronnie Cummins Director, Organic Consumers Association and Organic Consumers Fund
P.S. All money raised for this campaign will go through the Organic Consumers Fund, a 501(c)4 allied organization of the Organic ConsumersAssociation, focused on grassroots lobbying and legislative action. Donations are not tax-deductible.
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