* Fight Back Against Monsanto

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Monsanto would rather hire a former senator to lobby for them than simply stop being evil.

I can't afford my own politician so I made this sign

We can be louder than their new PR firm. Help send 75,000 letters for GMO labeling today!

Take action today!

Dear Friends,

It’s easy to see why Monsanto was voted the world’s most evil corporation for 2013. [1] Two examples from just the last 30 days might almost be enough to win the title all on their own.

Last week, 20 environmental activists were brutally assaulted for protesting the biotech giant in Argentina. [2] And in the November 5 election, Monsanto broke spending records to defeat a Washington ballot initiative that would simply label genetically engineered food (GMOs). [3, 4] What are they hiding?

But we’ve been shining a light on Monsanto’s shady activities. Thanks to SierraRise supporters like you, it’s not just the Big Ag corporation’s products that are potentially toxic, but also their reputation.

Rather than fix these disastrous practices, Monsanto is trying to buy a better image. [5]

They recently hired former Senator Blanche Lincoln [6] and the high-powered PR firm FleishmanHillard to improve their reputation and help block more labeling initiatives in 2014. Now when you want to know what’s in your food, the forces against us will be stronger than before.

This means we need to fight back against the Monsanto agenda harder than ever. Let’s start by sending 75,000 letters reminding our government to listen to we the people, not them the corporations and PR firms, and label GMOs now!

Monsanto — the maker of toxic chemicals like Agent Orange — is also the largest producer of risky genetically modified seeds. Corn with built-in insecticides? Squash impervious to virus? We have a right to know what we’re eating. Many other countries around the world do require GMO labeling — but Monsanto is bringing in the big guns to make sure they can keep hiding that critical information from our families.

Senator Blanche Lincoln used to serve as Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. She was sometimes called “the Senator from Wal-Mart,” [7] and her other clients have included oil giants Valero and ConocoPhillips, everybody’s favorite cable provider Comcast, and credit giant Experian. She’s clearly an influential figure in Washington, and now she’s ready to cash in for “the world’s most evil corporation.”

Corporations always do this — why fix a problem if you can pay someone to hide it? That’s why so many of us decided to join the SierraRise community. We’re sick of corporate lobbyists running the show — this is a democracy and all of our voices matter. By speaking up now, we can be louder than Senator Lincoln or any other Monsanto lobbyist or executive.

The FDA has the power to enforce labeling and protect our health — but not if we let Monsanto’s lobbyists go unanswered.

We deserve to know what’s in our food. Send your letter to the FDA today demanding customer choice — we need labels on GMO foods!

In it together,

Nathan Empsall
SierraRise Senior Campaigner

P.S. Five signatures are even more powerful than one — after you take action, be sure to forward this alert to your friends, family, and colleagues!

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