Update: CFS Fighting Monsanto in the Supreme Court!
On Tuesday April 27, 2010 the United States Supreme Court heard argument in the Center for Food Safety’s case against Monsanto (Monsanto v Geertson Seed Farms), the first-ever Supreme Court case about genetically engineered crops. To briefly recap, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) spent the last four years successfully litigating against Monsanto and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding the illegality of Monsanto’s pesticide-promoting, Roundup Ready Alfalfa. We sued on behalf of our membership, representing a broad coalition of organic and conventional farmers who wished to retain the right to sow non-GE crops without contamination; public interest environmental organizations focused on the foreseeable environmental impacts of the crops on biodiversity; and consumers who demand the right to choose to eat GE-free, including many of you.
Watch a short message from our Executive Director, Andrew Kimbrell, and
a short film about the case!
a short film about the case!
We believe that the Supreme Court argument went well for CFS. Our legal team did a great job, in a hostile and challenging environment, against great odds. A decision is expected in June and there are many possible outcomes. However, we still have a fighting chance. We will let you know as soon as we hear word.
We could not do this important but immensely difficult work without your continued support and generosity. Because of you, CFS has been able to take on Monsanto, one of the most powerful corporations in the world, and repeatedly win, driving them all the way to the Supreme Court.
CFS is still in need of your support for this groundbreaking legal case against Monsanto, to help cover legal fees and other costs associated with this case. Support is also needed so we can continue our legal and grassroots work to protect the food supply and hold the government and biotechnology companies such as Monsanto accountable for their actions.
Regardless of the outcome of this case, we are committed to protecting the interests of consumers, farmers, and the environment -- fighting the impacts of industrial agriculture and promoting the sustainable alternatives, through litigation where necessary. CFS must continue our work to achieve more ground-breaking victories in protecting the future of our food and our environment.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to CFS today to help us continue our good work to keep our foods and our farms free from GMOs. Together, we can create a new food future for ourselves, our farms, and our families.
P.S. – Donate today to receive a copy of In Defense of Food, Your Right to Know, our Non-GMO Shoppers Guide, and more!
That is the letter I received. I know they are always asking for money, but they are a non-profit, and you don't have to donate to visit their website and inform yourself of what is going on with our food supply.
Any of the links will bring you to one of their websites, and you should check it out for information about what is going on. You can also peruse my blog and check out my posts about the GMOs.
In case you want to check out their website, and avoid the donation appeals. Here is a link to their home page to read up about what is going on with our food, and what the future plans are for it. I don't want anyone to feel you have to donate to arm yourself with important information to protect yourself, and your family's health.
I guess we will hear about the ruling in June, when a decision is expected. I want to ask everyone to send good, positive thoughts and energy, or prayers, whatever you choose, to try and bring about the best result for our food safety, and all of our health and welfare. Also, please spread the word, and pass this on to others, we need to shine a light on what is going on. The more people that know about this, the less likely it is that those doing things for their own profit, to the detriment of our health, can get away with it. Thanks.
Good Health and Wealth,