Last Chance to Stop Monsanto’s Secret Trade Deal!

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This is our last chance to stop Fast Track, take action today to make sure your Senators vote NO to Monsanto’s Secret Trade Deal. Last week, in a surprise vote, the House narrowly passed the Fast Track and now it must be approved by the U.S. Senate before it heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The Senate will hold a vote on Fast Track approval THIS morning (Tues., June 23rd) and we need your help to stop it!

While no version of the Fast Track of the trade agreement has been released to the public, language in the recently passed Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, which authorizes the Fast Track declares that GMO labeling is an “unjustified trade restriction”. This is an outrage!

Even worse, corporate lobbyists that used to work for Monsanto, DuPont and Big Tobacco are currently writing the language for the secret trade deal on behalf of the Obama administration!

Demand an end to secret trade deals! Stop the fast track of the TPP. Stand with Food Democracy Now! – stop Monsanto’s secret trade deal before it’s too late!

Your Senators need to hear from you in the next 24 hours. Once you sign the letter, please call the Congressional switchboard to leave a message for your Senators: (202) 224-3121.  http://bit.ly/1IaOPvI

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Tell Costco to Keep GMO Salmon Off Its Shelves

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Right now President Obama and the Food and Drug Administration are preparing to approve genetically engineered salmon for sale in the United States. But we need your help to make sure that NO major grocery retailer in the U.S. will buy and sell the world’s first genetically engineered animal made for human consumption to their customers.

At the moment, AquaBounty’s GMO salmon is largely untested, with the FDA mainly reviewing the company’s own scientific data before making its decision. But a recent scientific review from Canada released last monthfound that GMO salmon are MORE susceptible to disease and are not growing uniformly as AquaBounty predicted. These are alarming new facts and we need you to take a stand.

Costco is one of the largest retailers of salmon and seafood in the U.S. and is one of the last large retailers that hasn’t yet made a commitment to keep GMO salmon off its shelves.

The FDA may still decide to approve genetically engineered salmon. But, by ensuring that the world’s largest retailers say no to GMO salmon, we can send a strong message that there is no market for it. Tell Costco to join its competitors and just say no to GMO salmon! Every voice counts!

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