A Petition to Support Organic Family Farmers

Dear Farmers, Seed Growers and Farming Groups (OSGATA) Against Monsanto,

Today we also heard the bad news. We read of your case being thrown out by Judge Naomi Buchwald. We know the system is broken. And we know that you are trying, however desperately, to stitch a portion of democracy and justice back together again, with us. So, really, this is our case—sane America’s lawsuit. We are writing today to let you know that we feel the pain of today’s decision. We too are saddened and outraged. But our sadness will not last long as we hope yours too will lift soon, with your passion reinvigorated. Far from disengage and extinguish our hope, the decision by Judge Buchwald bolsters our determination, our urgency to do everything in our power to dismantle the Biotech monster machine.

With each blow to our justice, to our health, to our peace of mind, to our children’s future, we will grow stronger, more united, and determined. And with each subsequent act of corruption we will come thundering back to take back our lives, our wealth, which we believe can still be free. Count on it. It’s a promise from all of us to you, fellow farmers. And it’s our promise to Monsanto, the soulless politicians who enable them, and to all Big Business Bullies.

 

To read the full petition, along with a list of signatures and comments, click here.

12 comments on “A Petition to Support Organic Family Farmers

    • As a small, small entity with rgread to heirloom and organic farming, I am very concerned about all of this. I have a background in Environmental Toxicology and as an undergrad turned down a very lucrative position with Dow Chemical. My background includes pesticide tox as well as human health issues with rgread to environmental contaminants. I consider myself very middle of the road in most issues. While I am a proponent of biotech with rgread to MEDICAL/human health breakthroughs I am NOT a proponent of GMOS, etc when it comes to this aspect of biotechnology.As a middle aged person who has come to this newest career at a time when I can afford to do so (and because I have always loved digging in the dirt ), I am reconsidering returning to school, this time for an ag law degree. This helps to spur me on to do so.

  1. Controlling the food of OUR PLANET for a profit and without regard to the negative consequences too is unacceptable – as you know. Be warned leaders of Monsanto and get ready for a response from THE WORLD you are oppressing! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto

    Current:
    David L. Chicoine president of South Dakota State University
    Hugh Grant, the president and CEO of Monsanto
    Arthur H. Harper, managing partner of GenNx360 Capital Partners Gwendolyn S. King, president of Podium Prose (a speakers bureau)Laura K. Ipsen, SVP Connected Energy Networks at Cisco Systems
    Steven McMillan, the former chairman and CEO of Sara Lee
    William U. Parfet, chief executive officer of MPI Research Inc. Janice L. Fields, president McDonald’s USA
    George H. Poste, chief executive of Health Technology Networks Jon R. Moeller, chief financial officer of The Procter & Gamble and chief executive of Health Technology Networks

    Former Monsanto employees currently hold positions in US government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Supreme Court:
    Clarence Thomas, Michael R. Taylor, Ann Veneman, Linda Fisher, Michael Friedman, William D. Ruckelshaus, and Mickey Kantor. Linda Fisher has been back and forth between Monsanto & EPA.
    Michael R. Taylor assistant to FDA commissioner, deputy commissioner 1991 -1994 and re-appointed 2009 by Obama.
    Donald Rumsfeld, Former Sec of Defense 75-77 and 01-06, was chairman & CEO of G. D. Searle & Co., purchased by Monsanto ’95.

    • Can anyone plsaee tell me, why Monsanto is still being allowed to pollute organic farmers fields with their Monsanto’s GM seeds, or pollen spread? Why aren’t Monsanto being taken to task for Pollution and changing the genetic make-up on farms that do not belong to them? Obviously the USA government are doing their best to make sure this never happens, otherwise this type of Judgement passed down today, would never have happened. I ask you all, specially the American Public, what would happen if suddenly those 270,000 farmers stopped growing the food you enjoy today? Who will be left, and who will have enough money left, to grow food for you, real organic non-gm food in the years to come? I clearly hear the Indian-Cree Prophecy ringing inside my head . and unfortunately, I’m starting to see it appear in our time, in our world

      • Thanks for your inquiry, Mike. We are ieednd against GMOs. The lawsuit is seeking protection for organic farmers who become inadvertently contaminated with GMOs, in other words it is intended to protect farmers who want nothing to do with GMO seeds but become contaminated and are then liable for a lawsuit from Monsanto. It’s not that organic farmers want to steal GMO technology, but rather GMO technology is contaminating their seed supply. Food Democracy Now! has been a great partner in helping us to get the word out and we can assure you that they have the same goals in mind. Additionally, as an organic farmer the use of GMO technology is not allowed, so organic farmers who become contaminated are at risk of losing their organic certification and consumer base.

  2. How in the world we came to this. Should we still believe in honesty of our politician? Aren’t they suppose to protect the people?… Protect our freedom?…
    Theresa Poulin
    Alberta, Canada

    • When raising coitnnvnoeal food, one uses pecticieds as compared to natural pesticides with organic (organic less expensive). Chemical fertilizers compared to organic fertilizers (organic natural and less expenisive ie manures etc)How can this justify the higher cost of organic food as compared to commercially grown (less expensive) and having to purchase chemicals etc. Doing artifical pollination as oposed to natural pollination. The list goes on and onl. This boggles my mind. I know from my own garden by not having to spend money on poisons and artificial fertilizers it costs me less to grow vegatables than if I used chemicals and other artificial means.Then why are we being charged more for a vegatable or a piece of meat that has no chemicals that are costly to produce, distribute, and apply as compared to natural herbicides, fertilizers, etc. that are plentiful and less expensive to use?

    • Hi, I’m a vegan and would like to introduce mylsef to sustainable organic gardening to save money on expensive organic food. At the moment, I do not live in an area that will allow me to actually start a garden, but I would still like to learn about organic gardening and possibly start growing herbs and small vegetables in my apartment. If anyone could recommend to me some solid websites and books, I would much appreciate it. Thanks.

  3. I’ve been watching Monsato for aslomt 20 years and have been so alarmed by their takeover of our food producers inAmerica. Join them or they will sue you into extinction. So keep up your efforts to educate the American public and we all need to support those that are fighting this take-over. I watched Food, Inc. and knew some of it but was appalled to view the scope of this it is criminal. I grew up on a ranch and married a farmer. I know first hand what is happening to our food producers.

    • there is a very simple awnser to your question. I drove semi and delivered produce for a while. a lot of the organic farms are located in california as are the larger commercial farms. the large farms are thousands of acres and ship mass amounts of food. the commercial farms are 100 acres or less and do less shipping. it takes more work to fertilize and do pest control on an organic farm per acre than on one who sprays chemicals therefore more$ for labor the small guy pays 4X as much in shipping because he ships less than a truck load at a time therefore more $ in shippingmore$ labor +more $ for shipping = higher cost

    • I posted an elreiar thread about purchasing a juicer, and growing my own garden in the spring. Many people who responded, said that it would be best to grow organic fruits and veggies. I would love to do this, but I dont think I know how. I assumed that if I planted seeds in my yard, and took care of them properly, than they would grow into organic produce. I assume this because I wont use chemicals or pesticides. Am I right, or is there something special needed to grow organic foods?

  4. Read ‘The One Straw Revolution’ by Masanobu Fukuoka. He is a Japanese farmer. I have a link to the USA Amazon below. It does not mettar what environment you live in as long as you respect it. I live in England and gardeners here seem to be at war with nature, always trying to trick it into producing more. I find that fruit tree and bushes grow them selves over here. I recently started a wild fruit tree map in google, it has trees and bushes local to me on it, it is open to be edited by any one, so please if you have some fruit tree in Florida do add them. There is a link to this below as well.

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