Posted on January 13, 2010 - by

Who’s fighting FRESH?

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When it comes to the Big Bad Wolf of our food system, look no further than Monsanto.

Monsanto squeezes out farmers, seed growers, and practically everyone else in the business of growing food. Monsanto has its patented genes inserted into 95% of soybeans and 80% of all the corn grown in the United States. Their monopoly is so insidious that the Department of Justice is looking into whether Monsanto’s business practices are illegal.
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And now, Forbes Magazine named Monsanto the #1 company of the year for 2009.

Whatever the selection criteria at Forbes, I don’t support them or the values they embody.

In order to regain control of our agriculture, we MUST raise awareness and inspire MORE people to vote with their dollars. This is our mission at FRESH and we need your support. 2010 can be a huge year for the future of food, but FRESH needs your help to do it.

Can you please donate $5, $10, $25, or more to help us spread the word about fresh food?

Click here to donate: https://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5958/shop/custom.jsp?donate_page_KEY=1689

What Monsanto fears is the public knowing there’s a new way forward for our food, free from genetic engineering and harmful pesticides. That’s why, when Michelle Obama created an organic garden at the White House, Monsanto had the nerve to protest the garden, urging Michelle Obama to use pesticides on her food!

Monsanto is the prime example of everything that’s wrong with our food. They’re a huge corporation that plows down everything in its path in pursuit of cheaper food for bigger profits. And now that Forbes named Monsanto company of the year, it’s clear that fresh, organic food advocates are the David to Monstanto’s Goliath.

Monsanto would like nothing more than to see the sustainable food movement fail. But with your help,we’re building a grassroots movement to fight back and free our food from Monsanto’s grasp.

We’ve got a mountain to climb in 2010, and we’re convinced we can do it with your help. Please donate today to help us spread FRESH across America. Help us raise our voice and raise the voices of all of the farmers and food producers who we fight for.

Click here to donate $5, $10, $25 or more to FRESH the help us fight back against Monsanto.

Thanks so much for your help in making 2009 a great year for FRESH, and for your support in making 2010 even better.

Take care,

ana Sofia joanes
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    January 13, 2010

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    ColdWarRelic said:

    I believe Fresh will be more successful if it stands on its own and continually emphasizes the important new way of farming. I do not contribute to organizations that bad mouth others as a means to raise dollars.



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    February 1, 2010

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    Robin said:

    It’s only bad-mouthing if it’s not true.

    Educate yourself on Monsanto, friend.



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    February 1, 2010

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    kathleen said:

    bad-mouthing? wow – this is the kind of thinking Monsanto counts on. They count on America keeping quiet as we sit in our kitchens feeding our children pesticides and genetically altered foods. We should be screaming at the top of our lungs about their unethical practices and the ruining of the lives of our farmers as well as our food crop. I have NO PROBLEM talking loud and clear about the fact that a chemical company is responsible for a large part of the food we eat and their appalling unethical practices.



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    February 1, 2010

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    kathleen said:

    ColdWarRelic – you are on the wrong site if you are afraid to talk about the bad stuff – it’s time for people to wake up, stand up and make waves – our future is at stake.