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June 23, 2016

Breaking: Senate has just announced it will kill Vermont's GMO labeling bill! The Monsanto Bargain is a Major SELL OUT of the GMO labeling movement and once again protects Monsanto's and Big Food's toxic profits!  >>

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.  — Mahatma Gandhi.

This just in, Politico and Agri-Pulse are now reporting that after months of behind closed doors negotiations, Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) have finally reached a compromise deal on GMO labeling that will rob Americans of their basic right to have genetically engineered foods labeled in the United States. Even worse, it preempts Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling bill and makes sure Americans will never have real or meaningful GMO labeling.

This is an outrage!

Once again, America’s elected officials have chosen the toxic profits of corporations like Monsanto over the basic rights of the American public.

We need your help right now to tell Monsanto and the U.S. Senate that the movement for GMO labeling and halt Monsanto’s corruption of our food supply will not be stopped. This fight is far from over and Monsanto knows it!

Please, – help us end Monsanto's corruption of our democracy in 2016 and don't miss this chance to have your gift DOUBLED 2 to 1 by pitching in whatever you can.

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The full written details have not yet been released, but Food Democracy Now! has heard from sources close to the negotiations that this corrupt bargain will allow Big Food companies to use 3 separate labeling standards – which includes QR codes, but would not require mandatory, on-package labeling that simply says “produced with genetic engineering”, as you, the American People, have demanded.

Additionally, according to Agri-Pulse, the Stabenow / Roberts - Monsanto Compromise would:

1. Preempt Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law, if this compromise actually passes.

2. Redefine genetic engineering as “bioengineering” and would be restricted to traits developed through recombinant DNA techniques, which involve transferring a gene from one organism to another, therefore....

3. Techniques such as RNA interferenceas well as gene editing would be exempt.

Once again, this means that everything that Monsanto and the GMA asked for, they got served on a silver platter from our corrupt Senators!

The real question is: Where and when does this end?

How long will ruthless and corrupt multinational corporations like Monsanto be allowed to work backroom deals that short-circuit our democracy in an effort to allow them to continue to spray toxic chemicals on our food and poison our environment?W

When does the sickening corruption of our political process here in America end?

With your help, it ends today!

After more than 5 years of working day and night to win mandatory labeling of GMO foods – 80% of which have been genetically engineered to survive being sprayed with the toxic chemical Roundup – which last year the World Health Organization linked to cancer, our elected officials still feel compelled to put Monsanto’s toxic profits over the health and well-being of our children.

The fact is, we’re winning and Monsanto knows it.

We will not be stopped. We must continue our momentum. We have Monsanto and the junk food companies on the run and they’re not only getting nervous, they’re also losing hundreds of millions of dollars every year.

Help us end Monsanto’s corruption of our democracy in Washington - your support of Food Democracy Now! is needed today, chip in now to help stop Monsanto for good!

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Remember, democracy is like a muscle, either you use it or you lose it! Together we're unstoppable!

Thanks for participating in food democracy,

Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team


1. “Roberts, Stabenow reach deal on GMO labeling”, Agri-Pulse, June 22, 2016