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The TPP Is In Front Of Congress Now!

For Immediate Release

Contact: Arthur Stamoulis, (202) 494-8826 or


Statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

by Arthur Stamoulis, Executive Director, Citizens Trade Campaign


This morning, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, along with other trade ministers from throughout the Pacific Rim, announced a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a trade and investment pact that would set rules governing approximately forty percent of the global economy.  Citizens Trade Campaign’s executive director Arthur Stamoulis released the following statement in response:



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Where Does Councilman Cedillo Really Stand On The GMO Issue?

Grassroots food justice advocates for clear and concise labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and protection of native seeds from genetic contamination, are calling out Councilmember Gil Cedillo. The organizations question Cedillo’s credentials to promote himself as an advocate of non-GMO corn.

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Update On The TPA Vote, June 12, 2015

On Friday, June 12, the House had three votes on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) which we've been calling "Fast Track".  The results in the news are a bit confusing. I'll cover the two important ones for us here.

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Resources For Visiting Legislators

This is back up information and resources from the Leader Call on 7.28.14

To prepare for your visit:

Non-GMO Communication Toolkit 

Tips To Having A Successful Leg Visit

Lobbying Strategies


Materials to leave with your legislators:

The Case For GE Food Labeling

Who Wants GE Foods Labeled?

GMOs and The Market



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Seralini Paper Republished!!

Conflicts of interests, confidentiality and

censorship in health risk assessment: the example

of an herbicide and a GMO

Gilles-Eric Séralini1,2*, Robin Mesnage1,2, Nicolas Defarge1,2 and Joël Spiroux de Vendômois2

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Why We Want The FDA To Revisit GRAS For GMOs.

Potential Rationale for revising FDA’s current GRAS policy governing regulation

of Genetically Engineered Foods

May 31, 2014

· In 1991, then Vice President Dan Quayle’s Council on Competitiveness called for regulation of Genetically Engineered products based on their performance, not the processes by which they are produced.

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Back To The Fight Against GMOs

If you think this country is run by corporations rather than the will of the people, here’s a great opportunity to take some of our power back!

Despite the fact that U.S. polls consistently show that over 90% of Americans want labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs), neither the federal government nor any state government has been able to enact required labeling.  So far Connecticut and Maine passed GMO labeling bills that would only take effect when other states passed them.

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A $10 gift: Make someone smile & help the bees by funding education on GMOs

When I started traveling around the state in 2011 for Prop 37 one of the people I met early on was a woman named Mary, from Santa Barbara. She was an early supporter of GMO labeling and was particularly concerned by the plight of the bees.

Mary and her husband have spent more than a year working on a project to raise money for environmental non-profits. It's a new $10 gift idea called a Boxai, which is getting a lot of attention and was just featured on MSNBC TV in their annual review of "Gifts that Give Back."


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Action Alert!!! Call Safeway!!!


Week of Action to Stop GMO Salmon:

Please make 1 phone call during the week of Wed. 9/4 to Tues. 9/10 to Help Stop GMO Salmon.

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Call For National Volunteers For I-522!!

 "Washington's I-522 is heating up, folks and it has GOT TO WIN!!!  We cannot allow biotech's shenanigans and money to steal the vote from the people of Washington like they did ours. 

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