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Breaking: The Monsanto Protection Act is Back and WORSE than ever! Once again Monsanto and giant food companies are scheming behind the scenes to pass a bill in Congress that would kill mandatory GMO labeling efforts and replace it with a gutted version that will preempt states’ rights and give the illusion of oversight. This week, Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS) has reintroduced an updated version of his deceptive bill, H.R. 1599, AKA the Ultimate Monsanto Protection Act, to try to convince members of Congress to violate state’s rights in an effort to kill GMO labeling.
This is a blatant power grab to deny Americans their basic right to mandatory GMO labeling and protect flawed GMO products – and we can’t allow them to get away with it. We need your help today. Every voice counts!
Sign the letter online The long and worthy fight over the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is at an end, and the time for a decision draws near. We appreciate your veto of the congressional bill, and we fully support an outright rejection of the permit. We have followed the question of Keystone XL’s impact […]
Pass the 2015 Pollinator Protection Act! Please Support Labeling & Restricting Bee-Killing Pesticides in Maryland
The growing and widespread use of toxic neonicotinoid pesticides (“neonics”) is a major contributor to the alarming decline of honey bees. This poses a serious threat to our food supply, to wildlife and to human health. We need to pass the 2015 Pollinator Protection Act (SB163/HB605) to label nursery plants treated with toxic, bee-killing pesticides and restrict their consumer use.
Beekeepers have reported average hive losses of 30 percent or higher each year since 2006; in 2012, Maryland beekeepers lost nearly 50 percent of their hives. These numbers are simply not sustainable.
Scientists know what’s killing our bees and putting our food supply at risk: An insecticide called “neonics.” But one Big Ag giant has actually asked the EPA to let it use up to 4,000% MORE of this deadly toxin! This could cripple our food supply! The EPA is taking public comments on this issue until […]
Let’s make 2014 the year we pass the first of many state GMO labeling laws. www.OrganicConsumersFund.org/donate/
Sign the petition online at Change.org Every day veterans are returning home from combat and once they return they face their biggest battle, dealing with the PTSD they now suffer from. We know it works and we want research to be done so that we can find out how and why. Sadly, the National Institute on […]
Five New Reasons Monsanto’s ‘Science’ Doesn’t Add Up – Small-Scale, organic farming needed to feed the world
By Katherine Paul and Ronnie Cummins – Organic Consumers Association, February 27, 2014 How long can Monsanto ignore the mounting actual scientific evidence that their technology is not only failing to live up to its promises, it’s putting public health at risk? Jim Goodman, farmer, activist and member of the Organic Consumers Association policy advisory […]
Tell the EPA: Don’t let BP drill for oil in the Gulf – the EPA is close to cut deal allowing BP to start securing federal contracts and new leases to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico
Since pleading guilty to criminal charges related to the catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP has rightly been suspended by the Obama administration from bidding on federal contracts and oil leases. But according to the president of BP America, the EPA is close to cutting a deal which would lift the suspension and allow […]
MARYLANDERS – SUPPORT PESTICIDE DATA BASE 2014 – Gen. Assembly Bill HB 621 and SB 700: Registration of pesticides
We need to push the Governor O’Malley Administration and the Maryland General Assembly to pass this bill as it would be a significant first step toward a comprehensive, mandatory reporting pesticide use database. A 2014 General Assembly bill (HB 621/SB 700) would establish a dedicated fund for a pesticide reporting database through a modest $10 increase on the annual product registration fee paid by pesticide chemical manufacturers. The generated revenue would be used for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data on pesticide use in the state.
Sign the online petition at MoveOn.org Petition Background Last month, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) asked the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to finalize its 2001 guidance on voluntary labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The senators advertised their request as a move intended to benefit consumers. But in fact, a […]
Click here to sign the online letter campaign
It’s hard to go a day without hearing something in the news about the consequences of the oil and gas drilling rush across the United States.
Drillers Need To Clean Up Their Act
The rush is due in part to the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking—in which drillers blast millions of gallons of chemically treated water into the ground to force out the oil and gas. But the drilling boom has also been sped along by industry deregulation.
Thanks to exemptions from our bedrock environmental laws, oil and gas drilling operations don’t have to follow the same rules as everyone else. Three bills introduced in Congress would change this.
Stop U.S. Navy plans to kill, permanently injure, or otherwise seriously harm, whales and dolphins, more than 31 million times over the next 5 years. Visit www.WhaleAndDolphinwatch.com to help. Our mission is to find alternatives that will allow humans and all life forms on Earth to live harmoniously together. We honor all who have served […]
Dear Dr. Zohara,
Incredible. In the past few weeks, you and over 300,000 other CREDO activists have signed Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s petition to restrict the use of the pesticides that are killing bees.
Now we need to build even more momentum to make sure we create a big buzz on Capitol Hill about the need to save the bees.
Please forward the link below to your friends and family. Then click here to post it to Facebook.
Thank you for fighting to save the bees.
Josh Nelson, CREDO Action
Last month, 50,000 bumble bees died after trees in Wilsonville, Oregon were sprayed with dinotefuran, the neonicotinoid ingredient in Safari pesticide. This was the largest bee die-off ever recorded. With bee populations declining across the around the country at an alarming rate, I urge you to support the “Save America’s Pollinators Act” to restrict the use of these chemicals until we can be assured that they are safe and being used properly. Sign the petition online…
Petition Statement To be delivered to: The Maryland State House, The Maryland State Senate, and Governor Martin O’Malley Citizens of our state have been bombarded by toxic chemicals in our homes and in our environments and on roadways. I feel it is essential for Maryland to enact a GMO labeling law as soon as possible. […]
The Obama administration just released its first major fracking policy–the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rules for fracking on 600 million acres of public land. And it’s even worse than we feared. In a major concession to the fracking industry and its lobbying efforts, the proposed rules are even weaker than previous drafts of the […]
Sign the petition online at Credo.com
BelieveBig.org – Mistletoe Clinical Trial to overcome cancer – Help fund this ground breaking trial.
BelieveBig.org Read more about the clinical trial with Johns Hopkins Most of us are familiar with the Mistletoe that is hung by doorways during Christmas time to initiate a kiss from those that “happen” to stand beneath it. You may not know this, but Mistletoe treatments along with a High Alkaline Diet are key components […]
www.change.org/petitions/protect-internet-privacy-stop-cispa Under the guise of cyber-security, CISPA (the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) is a bill that would grant corporations the power to share our emails, Facebook messages, and other sensitive online data with the government – all without a warrant. CISPA would kill online privacy as we know it – nullifying the laws […]