Stand with Wheat Farmers Against Monsanto

Stand with Wheat Farmers Against Monsanto

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June 2013

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From Petition Organizer: Thank you for helping us show our Washington wheat farmers that we are standing with them.

In my small town of Waterville, WA, farming wheat is not just what we do for a living, it's a way of life. It's how we feed our families. And when big pesticide and chemical companies come in and plant these experimental crops, they are not concerned about my family; they are concerned about their bottom line.

Last week unapproved genetically engineered wheat was found contaminating an Oregon farmer’s fields. If this uncontrolled open-air testing of non-FDA approved wheat happened there, it can happen anywhere and farmers like me could face serious financial harm as a result of this failed experiment with genetically engineered wheat.

Our overseas customers have clearly stated that they do not want GE wheat, and I can't gamble my family's livelihood if wheat exports are barred or shipments are halted because of possible contamination. Today, Washington wheat farmers joined Kansas wheat farmers in filing a class-action lawsuit against Monsanto for their irresponsible practices.

Will you stand with me, my family, my neighbors and my fellow farmers? We need to know that you have our backs. Sign the petition to stand with wheat farmers against Monsanto’s testing practices.

In solidarity,

Joe Ludeman Waterville, WA

We’ve got our farmers backs. I am standing with wheat farmers against Monsanto’s testing practices. They are putting their bottom line ahead of our farming families and their irresponsibility is putting our wheat farmers at risk right now. Tell our wheat farmers we’ve got their back against Monsanto’s testing practices.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Congresswoman urges USDA to find GE wheat source

      Full article: http://j.mp/13YBf7z

      Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers sent a letter to Mr. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Monday, requesting an investigation timeline and a formal meeting to discuss the genetically engineered wheat found in Oregon earlier this month. The following is an excerpt from the letter:

      “Wheat growers play a significant role in Eastern Washington’s economy and I am concerned that Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, key trading partners, have delayed purchases of white wheat. As such, I want to ensure that they do not look for alternative suppliers. We need to assure all of our trading partners that the Northwest will continue to provide a reliable supply of high-quality wheat. Therefore, it is important that APHIS determine how this occurrence happened…”

    2. Reached 17,500 signatures
    3. Idaho farmers join in suing Monsanto

      Yesterday, farmers from Idaho joined wheat farmers from Washington and Kansas and filed another lawsuit against Monsanto.

      Our wheat farmers are deeply impacted by the unintended consequences of genetically engineered wheat. It costs the farmers and their families.

      They are standing up for their livelihood and by signing this petition you’re standing up with them.

    4. Reached 12,500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Dianna Skare COLUMBIA FALLS, MT
      • 9 months ago

      My wife informed of this Frankenfood and almost puked. I was always unsure of the government being involved in farming other than helping farmers yea they bull&^%#@+ me all the way to the truth. Today I'm signing every petition that comes my way. COUNT ON US FARMERS.

      The GO SKARE family!!!!!!!

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    • Melissa Gettinger WICHITA, KS
      • 10 months ago

      We already have nutritional information on our grocery products. Labels for GMO's are on food products by the SAME companies in other countries (e.g., Australia, for one of many.) We need to have all the information available regarding nutrition. When Monsanto is guaranteed protection for illegal practices, it's time for the regulatory agencies to actually do something about it. Cross-contamination is a reality. Neonicotinoids are killing the bees. But the real question is: are they eating their own crops? I'm going to guess not, because they KNOW there's poison (ROUND-UP) in there.

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    • carmine sogluizzo SAYVILLE, NY
      • 10 months ago

      WE MUST STAND TOGETHER AND RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT GMOs AND GEO-ENGINEERING-IF WE DON'T GET THIS RIGHT, NOTHING ELSE WILL MATTER.

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    • Patricia Losos WESTMONT, IL
      • 10 months ago

      If we don't stand up to Monsanto each time it is required, they will win. That is not going to happen.

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    • David Hoover REDWATER, ALBERTA, CANADA
      • 10 months ago

      to keep our food stuff safe for human consumption, stop poisoning our food, stop fornicating wheat, CORN, soybeans, and by the way, when was the last time you had a big bowl of canola for breakfast!!!stop polluting our crops AND stop poisoning our soil fertility with your poison round-up...atrazine...etc.STOP IT!!!!!

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