...join Systems Biologists, Soil experts, Agroecologists, carbon farmers, and so much more at the Soil NotOil Conference in Richmond, CA, in just a few weeks!! This first of its kind and amazing conference is being sponsored by Miguel Robles, one of our fearless Latino leaders of the GMO Movement. Find out more about the conference here.
Miguel has kindly offered us a block of tickets so we are able to offer them to you at a discount as a thank you for all your work and support these past 4 years. Tickets are usually $85 for all events, but if you go here you can get them for $20!! That includes the talk by Vandana! You will get a confirming email as a donation to Labelgmos.org, then get an e-ticket directly from the conference closer to the end of the month.
If you buy more than one ticket, please send us the names and emails of the folks who will be coming with you so they can have a pre-printed name tag and get a ticket confirmation directly via email. If you don't, they will just have to write their names on the tags when they get there. It's up to you.
Hope to see you there. I'm particularly excited about this conference as I'll get to learn tons more about the soil, how our current chemically based/GMO agricultural system is creating massive chaos in the environment by killing the soil microbes that bring health to plants, us, insects, animals and the climate.
We have Labelgmos.org folks coming from SoCal so if you want to come, don't let distance stop you. Make it a road trip with tons of interesting folks!!
This offer ends August 30 at midnight, August 30, 2015
Worldwide Crowd Funded Glyphosate Study.
Find out if YOU have Roundup in your body!!
The most widely used herbicide in the world is Roundup. Its active ingredient is glyphosate. Thirty five years ago, Monsanto had studies showing potential harm to humans. And for all those decades Monsanto has been telling us roundp.jpgRoundup was perfectly safe.
About a month ago, the International Agency for Research On Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization came out with the announcement that they were reclassifying glyphosate to a 2A rating of “Probable Carcinogen”. According to Dr. Mae Wan Ho and Dr. Nancy Swanson, “... a classification of 2A in cancer-causing potential for glyphosate on the IARC is almost the highest possible categorization.” Read more here.
The USDA has reported that glyphosate is in our water and rivers. Eighty percent of GMOs are “Roundup Resistant.” This means they are engineered to withstand multiple applications of roundup and still survive. NonGMO crops, such as wheat, sugar cane, legumes and more, use it as a desiccant to have crops “mature” all at the same time for ease of harvesting. It is sprayed on playgrounds, schoolyards, alongside roads, lawns, sidewalks. It's everywhere.
Ever wonder if it's in your body? Or more importantly, your kids' bodies?
For the first time ever, our movement gets to unite and do a crowd funded study on the prevalence of this probable carcinogen in our population. This project is being brought to us by "Feed The World" and Organic Consumers Association in the US.
What will testing do for us?
- Provide us personal information so we know what’s going on in our and our children’s bodies. If we know glyphosate is in our bodies we can do something about it.
- Provide data to have more ammo against Monsanto that will let the world know what they are really doing to us, not the stories their PR mill cranks out.
- Give us more ammo with our representatives to push them to ban glyphosate.
Find out more about glyphosate testing and taking part in a historic study that will let you know if you have this probable carcinogen in your body. In addition, you’ll help humanity and the planet by contributing to the body of knowledge that will help us get this poison banned.
Bit by bit we are uniting to create a safer, less toxic world for our kids and their kids. Please join us and be part of the solution! The study is crowd funded. Your test will cost $119. If you sign up here, $5 will go to Labelgmos.org to help educate California on GMOs and food justice.
Ever wonder if we would have won Prop 37 if folks knew who was spending that $45M on confusing ads? AB 700 will require the real money to be clearly identified on ads. This is the first step in cracking Citizen's United. It matters!!
Check in on the latest updates here and find out what you can do at http://www.yesfairelections.org/
TPP Fast Track
When you call for labeling, tell them NO FAST TRACK on the TPP!!
From Flush the TPP http://www.flushthetpp.org/