Questions about Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes
Will people get bit by genetically engineered mosquitoes? – Females will be released!
Yes. Oxitec tried to claim at a meeting in Key West that, “we can do this male only release so we can release the insect is safe if you like, and not release both male and female together”
South Florida residents, BEWARE: Aerial insecticide spraying to kill mosquitoes that potentially carry Zika virus has begun in Wynwood, Pinecrest and a 10 mile radius! Also, an undisclosed Larvicide as well. The EPA says the insecticide, Naled, is safe. A doctor says it’s a neurotoxin and stays in the air for 5 days after spraying. Who do you believe?… will your neighborhood be next? Next spray is scheduled for Saturday.
How to keep calm and carry on as Zika virus causes a stir in the U.S.
Practical ways to protect yourself from mosquito bites…
In addition to the 9 Tips herein: You can wear pants and long sleeves, avoid dark colors and, Stay in places with air conditioning and screens on windows and doors.
GMO labeling bill causes mixed reactions
SAVE GMO LABELING! CALL the President TODAY! VETO DARK ACT (S.764)
CALL (202) 456-1111 NBC reaches out to GMO Free Florida for the scoop:
What to say?
President Obama: Keep your word from 2007 to label GMOs! –Stand up for ALL Americans. Veto this discriminatory bill.
Only 21% of Americans surveyed have scanned QR codes; QR code software must be downloaded. Just 27% of seniors & 50% of low income Americans own smartphones. 42% of Blacks & 36% of Latinos have had to let their smartphone service lapse.
THANK YOU WE DID IT!
Just a few mintues ago, we reached our goal of 100,000 signatures on a Whitehouse.gov petition site urging President Obama to veto the DARK Act, (S.764) THANK YOU to all of you who signed and shared — In just a little over two weeks we reached our goal, making this petition one of the fastest petitions to have reached its goal in the history of the Whitehouse.gov petition site!
Now that we’ve met our goal, we need to light up the Whitehouse switchboard with phone calls demanding that President Obama veto this sham of a GMO labeling bill!
THANK YOU!! We are already at 75,000 signatures! Help us VETO DARK ACT! The UNlabeling bill –We need 24,481 Signatures. Sign & Call today!
CALL: 202-456-1111 -or 202-456-1414
PLEASE SIGN & CALL TODAY! SAVE GMO LABELING! THIS IS A NATIONAL ACTION!
TWEET & CALL your Representative Stop the Roberts DARK Act!
LAST CHANCE: SAVE GMO LABELING! DARK ACT MOVING TO THE HOUSE. ACT NOW!
Last week the Senate passed the DARKest act yet. This bill is a slap in the face to all Americans. We want transparency! We want clear, on-package labels like 64+ other countries already have. We want #4simplewords #producedwithgeneticengineering #nodark
With this bill, GMO labeling will be hidden behind a QR code. Americans will have to dig for the information they want and be required to have a smart phone, upload an app, go to a website and call an 800 number to find out. Sound like GMO labeling to you?
All along, these Corporations have spent close to 400 million dollars to fight our right to know, including paying off our elected officials. All these years, these corps. have been fighting on-package labels in the US and now suddenly, they want to change all their packaging to add a ridiculous QR code? Adding to the absurdity of this bill, the definition of genetically engineered foods is so ambiguous that most GMO foods will never even be labeled!
VETO the discriminatory GMO unlabeling law!
We need 100,000 signatures! Sign and share today!
Sign the petition: https://wh.gov/iFYPQ
(Be sure to check your email to confirm your signature after)
Last week the senate passed the DARK Act, a bill that would preempt Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law and put in its place a bill that discriminates against a broad number of Americans and is full of loopholes, exemptions and ambiguity. The bill will go to the House Rules Committee on Tuesday afternoon to reconcile with the DARK Act passed by the House last July. Following that, the House will vote and if it passes, the DARK Act will land on President Obama’s desk for him to sign or veto. We must get this White House petition up to 100,000 signatures to force him to reply if the DARK Act should get to his desk next week. Please sign and share widely!
Stand up for true and transparent GMO Labeling!
Roberts and Stabenow’s discriminating bill S 764 is designed to destroy our right to know. Even the FDA says this bill is a sham and most GMOs will be exempt. We want transparency and clear on-package label just like 64 other countries already have! #4simplewords #producedwithgeneticengineering #stopdark We have waited 20 years for this Day! Just as the Vermont GMO labeling law was set to implement on July 1st, our federal government is stepping in to preempt Vermont’s landmark legislation with a supposed federal “compromise”. It’s going to be a very close vote, so please call your senators today!
3 part action: Tweet, Email, Call!
MONSANTO’S POLITICIANS UNVEIL ANOTHER DARK ACT
Monsanto’s Politicians Unveil the DARKEST Act ever that will Deny Americans The Right to Know Every Single Thing about the GMOs in our food. Senators Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow introduced the newest version of the DARK Act, which would preempt Vermont’s GMO labeling law, set to go into effect on July 1st, and prohibit future state GMO labeling laws from being enacted. It would allow companies to use QR codes or 800 numbers as a means of disclosure, rather than the simple words, “produced with genetic engineering”. The bill also exempts many forms of genetically engineered foods from disclosure altogether. UNACCEPTABLE.
Lecture by Jeffrey Smith
June 2nd, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Hippocrates Health Institute
West Palm Beach, Florida
Free Event at HHI with
GMO Free Florida.
Are you and your family suffering from chronic conditions that can be eliminated with a simple change in your diet?
On the Fence about GMO? Think GMOs are Healthy & Safe? Trust the FDA? Believe that’s it’s Feeding the World? Better Crops? Less Pesticides? Helps Farmers?–Think again!
JOIN US! TH. 5.19 7pm for an award winning Film Screening & fundraiser for #MAMmiami16 Showing Genetic Roulette by Jeffrey M. Smith
Click Here to Learn More About the Movie
BREAKING: Senate Votes “NO” on Robert’s Sneaky D.A.R.K. Act. –THANK YOU Senator Bill Nelson!!
Thank you for standing up for the people! The vote was 48 in favor, 49 against. Robert’s D.A.R.K Act, a sneaky national standard for voluntary GMO labeling which would preempt Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law, set to take effect on July 1st of this year.
Thank you all for your calls, emails, handwritten letters, tweets & sharing! YOU DID THIS!! While this is an amazing victory, we celebrate, but stay tuned! A motion was filed to revisit and this will likely come back to the floor, possibly within the next 2 days. STAY ON RED ALERT! Please share!!
Four Simple Words: Made with Genetic Engineering
BREAKING: After a superficial assessment, the FDA plans to release Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to control Dengue Fever. But wait! There is no Dengue Fever in the Keys. Will you be part of the experiment?
GREAT NEWS FLORIDA! WE’VE GOT OUR NEW BILLS!
Thank you Rep. Vasilinda! Standing up for our ‘right to know’ and filing our GMO Labeling Bill 3 YEARS IN A ROW!
Thank you AGAIN Sen. Sachs for Filing our Senate Bill to Label GMO in FL!
Thank you AGAIN Sen. Ring for co-sponsoring our Senate Bill to label GMOs in FL.
JOIN US FOR A DRAMATIC THRILLER!
Consumed, a dramatic thriller Starring Zoe Lister-Jones, Danny Glover, Taylor Kinney, Anthony Edwards, Victor Garber, Kunal Nayyar, Griffin Dunne, Beth Grant, that explores the world of GMOs by following a mother’s attempt to solve her son’s mysterious illness. This impactful film sheds light on GMOs and GMO labeling.
Watch the D.A.R.K. Act Hearing Then Tweet, Email, Call & Express Yourself!!!
On Wednesday, the US Senate will have a hearing on “Agriculture Biotechnology: A Look at Federal Regulation and Stakeholder Perspectives.” While they haven’t shared the specific agenda, our sources tell us that this will be in support of HR 1599, officially called “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 the voluntary labeling law already passed in the House. We call it the DARK Act, because it will Deny Americans the Right to Know. We don’t expect there to be a (strong) push for S.511, Senator Boxer’s Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act. By examining the witness list, and from past experiences, we can reasonably predict that this will be very ugly, with many lies,partial truths, and mis-information. Read More
GMO FREE FLORIDA MONTHLY MEETINGS – Join Us!
GMOFFL helps CBS CH. 4, Michele Gillen navigate a sea of dizzying labels.
CBSMiami (CBSMiami) – There has been an explosion in the United State of people wanting to know where their food comes from and what’s in it.See more
GMOFFL T-shirt Go Fund Me
GMOFFL is raising money to print t-shirts to help us create awareness events, campaigns to get GMOs Labeled in Florida! One of our leading sponsors, Heal the Planet, has agreed to match any donations received for the next 30 days up to the value of $2,500. Any donation is appreciated!
We need your help! Put your money where your mouth is and donate any amount to help us towards our goal of a safe food supply for everyone!
COPY, PASTE & SHARE and DONATE: http://www.gofundme.com/gmofflshirts
CALL TO ACTION
Contact the Florida Keys Tourism Board and tell them Genetically Engineered mosquitoes are bad for tourism. Tell them you won’t be vacationing in Florida if they release GE mosquitoes. 855-969-5216
READ MORE: Florida needs our help. GE mosquitoes have been shipped to Florida and pending approval, could be released in the Keys. British biotech company, Oxitec, is set to release experimental genetically engineered mosquitoes in Key Haven, Florida as early as this year. Proper environmental impact studies have not been performed. Claims that these mosquitoes are only male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, are unable to reproduce or will control dengue fever are either completely false or unsubstantiated. In actuality, instances of dengue fever rose in Brazil where Oxitec performed a test release. Also, thousands of biting females will likely be released. Once they’re out, there is no recall!
SIGN the Petition: Click Here
READ this backgrounder on GE mosquitoes: Click Here
READ New Study Pokes Hole in GMO Mosquito Plan: Click Here
READ Brazil Announces Dengue Fever Emergency in GM Mosquito Trials Region: Click Here
READ Food & Water Watch Friends of the Earth U.S. Click Here
FLORIDA CALL TO ACTION: Florida GMO labeling bills are being IGNORED.
For the bills to move forward the House Ag & Natural Resources Subcommittee Chair and the Senate Ag Committee Chair need to call these bills up for vote. Florida residents have the right to demand that these bills be voted on.
CALL, SHARE AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD:
Senate Ag Committee chair (SB416):
Sen. Bill Montford (850) 487-5003
House Ag & Natural Resources Subcommittee Chair (HB351):
Rep. Tom Goodson (850) 717-5050 toll free until Saturday or (850) 717-5050
WE NEED TO KNOW IF IT’S GMO! @TGoodsonFLHD50 #Florida #labelgmos #HB351 #SB416 #SenBillMontford #RepTomGoodson #needtoknowgmo #freedom2chooz #gmofreeflorida #gmofreeusa
Both House and Senate Bills have be re-introduced!!
Huge thanks to Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda and Senator Jeremy Ring for reintroducing our House and Senate Bills.
Please support mandatory GMO labeling in Florida. Click Here
4th Resolution Passed with City of Margate to Label GMO
City of Margate unanimously passed the 4th resolution in support of Labeling GMOs in Florida! Special thanks to Mayor Simone, Vice Mayor Ruzzano, and Commissioner Le Peerman!
Thank you to our community of amazing volunteers!!!
City of Ft. Lauderdale Passes Resolution to Label GMO
Thank you to the Fort Lauderdale Commission for embracing a local resolution to label GMOs!
A huge shout to our community of amazing volunteers for helping make this happen!!
Here is to a wonderful 2015!
BIG Shout & Thank you to ‘Heal the Planet’ for your support of GMOFFL!
Their partnership is instrumental in the GMO Labeling fight.
Heal The Planet is an online community committed to real and lasting healing for the planet through the cycle of offering its consumer the best organic, green, and sustainable products available on the market – and then “recycling” 100% of the profits back to charitable foundations similarly dedicated to healing the planet.
BREAKING NEWS 2!
City of Miami Beach supports 2nd local resolution in FL!
A BIG THANK YOU!! To Mayor Philip Levine, Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco, Commissioner Joy V.W. Malakoff, Commissioner Ed Tobin, Micky Steinberg for Miami Beach Commission, Jonah Wolfson, Deede Weithorn & CITY OF MIAMI BEACH!
City of Hallandale Supports Consumers ‘Right to Know’ GMO Labeling in Florida Including a ban on overuse of antibiotics in livestock.
Hallandale Bch, FL – September 3rd, 2014 – The City of Hallandale Beach became the first city in Florida to unanimously pass a resolution in favor of GMO labeling AND a resolution supporting a ban on the overuse of antibiotics in livestock.