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Starbucks has teamed up with Monsanto to sue Vermont, and stop accurate food labeling.

Tell Starbucks and Green Mountain Coffee to withdraw support for the lawsuit — we have a right to know what we put in our mouths.

Sign the Petition
http://action.sumofus.org/a/starbucks-gmo-gma/?akid=7824.4353986.lm-MzR&rd=1&sub=fwd&t=2

What happens when small farmers in Guatemala save seeds from one year to the next, as they have for centuries? They get up to four years in prison.

That’s according to the “Monsanto Law,” which was recently struck down by Guatemala’s highest court.

But now Monsanto is saying the law is required under free trade deals, and it’s likely only a matter of time before it launches a wave of lawsuits to force Guatemala to give in.

Developing nations like Guatemala have no chance against a corporate superpower like Monsanto — that’s why we’re standing with Guatemala and fighting to stop the expansion of trade deals that allow this kind of bullying.

Ghana’s farmers battle ‘Monsanto law’ to retain seed freedom

Ghana’s government is desperate to pass a Plant Breeders Bill that would remove farmers’ ancient ‘seed freedom’ to grow, retain, breed and develop crop varieties – while giving corporate breeders a blanket exemption from seed regulations. Now the farmers are fighting back.

If Ghana passes the Plant Breeders Bill it gives away control of its agriculture and food supply for nothing but empty promises. The Bill makes a gift of Ghana’s land and agriculture to Agribusiness TNCs.
Farmers in Ghana are on the frontlines of a battle. The national parliament has just returned from its summer break – and the first item on their legislative agenda is the government’s controversial Plant Breeders Bill.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/

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November 8, 2014 · 11:48 pm

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