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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?

FDA-Plans

►READ: Oxitec’s Genetically Modified Mosquitoes:A Credible Approach to Dengue Fever?

GMO mosquitoes have already been shipped to Florida. The mosquitoes, developed by a British company called Oxitec, are supposed to control dengue fever. When GMO mosquitoes were released in Brazil last year, an outbreak of dengue fever actually followed. There have been no environmental or human health studies and GMO mosquitoes cannot be recalled once they are released. Once they’re out, there is no recall. And once Oxitec has their mosquitoes out in Florida, you can be sure they’ll do it in other states. They claim these mosquitoes are needed to control dengue fever, but there hasn’t been any cases of dengue in the Keys for years. And on top of that, Oxitec either can’t or refuses to satisfy basic questions about the potential long-term environmental or health impacts of these lab-created insects. Not needed. Not wanted. Not proven safe.

►PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT TODAY FOR THE FDA: CLICK HERE

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#Mosquito #DengueFever #Florida #FloridaKeys #GEMosquito #GeneticExperimentation #gmo #gmofreeflorida #gmofreecanada #gmofreeusa

*GREAT NEWS FLORIDA!* We’ve got our new bills!

  1. Thank you Rep. Vasilinda! Standing up for our ‘right to know’ and filing our GMO Labeling Bill 3 YEARS IN A ROW!’9 of 10′ Americans ‘want to know’, 64 countries ‘already require’ and still we push for mandatory labeling! –with your help, let’s make USA number 65! Ask your Rep to co-sponsor House Bill 1369 If you agree —-> SHARE & CALL YOUR REP TODAY!Call and ask your Rep. to co-sponsor HB 1369 today!What to say: “I am calling to request that Representative ___________ co-sponsor House Bill 1369, the genetically engineered food labeling bill, introduced by Rep. Vasilinda, because we have the right to know what’s in the food we feed our families.”If you don’t know what district you are in search here : Click Here‪#‎labelgmos‬ ‪#‎Righttoknow‬ ‪#‎gmoffl‬ ‪#‎flr2k‬ ‪#‎fww‬ ‪#‎Callyourrep‬ ‪#‎cosponsor1369‬ ‪#‎hb1369‬ ‪#‎florida‬1
  2. Thank you AGAIN Sen. Sachs for Filing our Senate Bill to Label GMO in FL!
    ‘9 of 10’ Americans ‘want to know’, 64 countries ‘already require’ and still we push for mandatory labeling –with your help, let’s make USA number 65!Call and ask your Senator to co-sponsor SB 1700 and SB 1708 today!What to say : “I am calling to request that Senator ___________ co-sponsor Senate Bill 1700 & 1708, the genetically engineered food labeling bill, introduced by Senator Sachs, because we have the right to know what’s in the food we feed our families.”If you don’t know what district you are in search here : Click Here SB 1700 – Click HereSB 1708 – Click Here#labelgmos #Righttoknow #gmoffl #flr2k #fww #Callyourrep #cosponsor #SB1700 #SB1708 #florida

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  3. Thank you AGAIN Sen. Ring for co-sponsoring our Senate Bill to label GMOs in FL. ‘9 of 10’ Americans ‘want to know’, 64 countries ‘already require’ and still we push for mandatory labeling –with your help, let’s make USA number 65!Call and ask your Senator to co-sponsor SB 1700 and SB 1708 today!What to say : “I am calling to request that Senator ___________ co-sponsor Senate Bill 1700 & 1708, the genetically engineered food labeling bill, introduced by Senator Sachs, because we have the right to know what’s in the food we feed our families.”If you don’t know what district you are in search here : Click HereSB 1700 – Click HereSB 1708 – Click Here#labelgmos #Righttoknow #gmoffl #flr2k #fww #Callyourrep #cosponsor #SB1700 #SB1708 #florida

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    A big thank you to everyone for continuing to hit hard on the Dark Act and TPP!

    Below please find some links, dates, events and urgent actions items. Hope to see all of you at our next meeting, Jan. 7th (First Thurs of the Month) Zen Mystery Dania Beach 7PM. Plus, Miami & Orlando is gearing up for the March Against Monsanto! Give us an update if you have events!

    We will need volunteers for these upcoming events and during the weekends at our booth at the Yellow Green Farmers Market! Let us know if you’d like a shift! 😉

    1. Stop Dark Act– Write/scan/type/email a letter:  In addition to calling and emailing and boycotts, we need to close the gap!  We will hand deliver your letter to Congress telling them why you need mandatory GMO labeling on December 9th. We know this is a busy time of year. Thank you for taking a couple of minutes to write and send to info@gmofreeusa.org(SAMPLE) Dear Members of the U.S. Congress:I, along with 90% of Americans, want a simply worded, on-the-package label that tells me if a food was produced using genetic engineering. I oppose the use of a costly and unnecessary QR code scheme for the following reasons:QR codes are socially unjust and discriminatory. The codes would discriminate against shoppers who cannot afford smartphones or a monthly data plan; elderly individuals not familiar with internet technology; disabled people, who can barely manage shopping at all.QR codes are not a replacement for words on a label.QR codes will be voluntary, not the mandatory labeling we need.QR codes would be far more expensive than a simple label. Companies will have to re-tool their product labels to include the code, rework their websites constantly with new information, provide signage and in-store scanning devices for those without smartphones. All of this will be very expensive, and certainly passed on to the consumer.Americans will likely incur increased costs for cell phone data usage and upgrades to more expensive smartphones with internet access.Scanning QR codes would be cumbersome for busy shoppers, for instance, mothers with small children.Stores would have to supply much expanded internet service to accommodate shoppers.

      The product ingredient information would be determined and controlled by the very companies wanting to sell their product, as opposed to a third party regulating agency.

      Companies will have access to data from customers’ searches, and have the ability to use the information for marketing or other purposes. This is an invasion of privacy.

      Sincerely,

      Your Signature

      YOUR NAME
      YOUR STREET ADDRESS,
      CITY, STATE AND ZIPCODE (ALL REQUIRED)

      email to: info@gmofreeusa.org

      WE NEED TO KNOW IF IT’S GMO!

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    1. We need everyone to CALL Today! Copy and Share! Make sure the Pres. hears from all of us. In addition to boycotts–we need to educate to close the gap — we must speak out and have our voices heard if we want to make change! Call 202-456-1111Please ask President Obama to reject any “Dark Act” policy riders in the omnibus government spending bill. Remind him of his 2008 campaign promise to label GMOs. Americans deserve and need to know what is in the food we are feeding ourselves and our families. We want a strong, mandatory, on package GMO labeling law.Please take a minute to call and leave a message for the President:
      202-456-1111http://citizensforgmolabeling.org/callthewhitehouse/
      ‪#‎StopDARK ‪#‎FinalHour ‪#‎LabelGMOstake2

    Watch the D.A.R.K. Act Hearing Then tweet, email, call & express yourself!!

    Tools Below:

    To watch, Just click on the Video TV screen.(If you watched it live, it may not come up on same computer – if so, clear your cache in the HISTORY tab on your browser)

    You can watch the hearing again at:

    http://www.ag.senate.gov/hearings/agriculture-biotechnology-a-look-at-federal-regulation-and-stakeholder-perspectives

    TOOLS TO TAKE ACTION: Please express your dissatisfaction!

    ​1. ​CALL TO ACTION! All hands on deck!

    Please call the Ag Committee Members and voice your dis​satisfaction on ​this hearing​ DARK ACT (H.R. 1599) on Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015! (Numbers, email, twitter below)

    You will talk to a staffer, who will likely ask for your town. An appropriate response would be to tell them that not every state has someone on this committee, and they are making decisions that affect all of us, so you would appreciate having your message passed along.. Express your concern for DARK ACT, that it is a bill designed by the GMA and the biotech industry to deny our right to know.  And deny States’ rights to label GMO.

    Be SURE to LET THEM KNOW: The SAFE AND ACCURATE FOOD LABELING ACT OF 2015 is NOT the labeling law that we are asking for: We want MANDATORY labeling.

    You might also want to point out that the witness panel was very unbalanced. See below the contact info for further information about the hearing.

    For more information about the DARK Act, please visit our website. We have made the link easy for you with this shortcut: http://bit.ly/NHRTK-DARKAct2015

    MEMBERS OF ThE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION and FORESTRY

    http://www.ag.senate.gov/about
    Pat Roberts Chairman 202-224-4774
    http://www.roberts.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=EmailPat

    Debbie Stabenow Ranking Member (202) 224-4822
    http://www.stabenow.senate.gov/?p=contact

    Amy Klobuchar (202) 224-3244
    http://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/contact-amy

    Thad Cochran Phone: (202) 224-5054
    http://www.cochran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me

    Mitch McConnell (202) 224-2541
    http://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Contact

    Patrick Leahy (202) 224-4242
    https://www.leahy.senate.gov/contact

    John Boozman (202) 224-4843
    https://www.facebook.com/JohnBoozman

    John Hoeven (202) 224-2551
    https://www.facebook.com/SenatorJohnHoeven

    Michael Bennet (202) 224-5852
    http://www.bennet.senate.gov/?p=contact

    David Perdue (202) 224-3521
    http://www.perdue.senate.gov/connect

    Joni Ernst (202) 224-3254
    Joni Ernst (202) 224-3254
    http://www.ernst.senate.gov/content/contact-joni

    Kirsten Gillibrand (212) 688-6262
    http://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/

    Joe Donnelly (202) 224-4814
    http://www.donnelly.senate.gov/contact/email-joe

    Thom Tillis (202) 224-6342
    https://www.facebook.com/SenatorThomTillis

    Ben Sasse (202) 224-4814
    http://www.sasse.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

    Heidi Heitkamp (202) 224-2043
    https://www.facebook.com/SenatorHeidiHeitkamp

    Robert P. Casey, Jr. (202) 224-6324
    http://www.casey.senate.gov/contact

    Charles Grassley 202-224-3744
    http://www.grassley.senate.gov/contact

    John Thune (202) 224-2321
    http://www.thune.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

    Sherrod Brown (202) 224-2315
    http://www.brown.senate.gov/contact

    http://www.ag.senate.gov/hearings/agriculture-biotechnology-a-look-at-federal-regulation-and-stakeholder-perspectives

    ABOUT THE HEARING

    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.

    http://www.ag.senate.gov/hearings/agriculture-biotechnology-a-look-at-federal-regulation-andstakeholder-perspectives

    Witnesses:

    USDA, EPA, FDA
    Vermont dairy farmer (Uses GE crops for cows; she sells her milk to Cabot)
    Herr Foods (food manufacturer using GMOs)
    Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield Farm (also Just Label It)
    Center for Science in Public Interest (Pro-GMO)
    Dr. Ronald E. Kleinman, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (Coca-cola spokesman)

    Out of the eight witnesses, there will probably only be one witness on our side, NH’s own Gary Hirshberg, an advocate for federal mandatory labeling. The hearing will be broadcast live. We plan to watch, and will try to provide details throughout the hearing. It will be available later, as well. We believe this link will bring you to the hearing on Wednesday:

    http://www.ag.senate.gov/hearings/agriculture-biotechnology-a-look-at-federal-regulation-and-stakeholder-perspect

    2. D.A.R.K Act: Ag Com Twitter List  Source

    Please TWEET OUT TO ALL!! Please also include @GMOFFL in your tweet

    Roberts, Pat (KS), Chairman
    https://www.facebook.com/SenPatRoberts
    @SenPatRoberts

    Cochran, Thad (MS)
    @SenThadCochran

    McConnell, Mitch (KY)
    https://www.facebook.com/mitchmcconnell
    @Team_Mitch
    @McConnellPress
    @SenateMajLdr

    Boozman, John (AR)
    https://www.facebook.com/JohnBoozman
    @JohnBoozman

    Hoeven, John (ND) – sponsor of DARK Act
    https://www.facebook.com/SenatorJohnHoeven
    @SenJohnHoeven

    Perdue, David (GA)
    https://www.facebook.com/SenatorDavidPerdue
    @Purduesenate

    Ernst, Joni (IA)
    https://www.facebook.com/senjoniernst
    @joniernst

    Tillis, Thom (NC)
    https://www.facebook.com/SenatorThomTillis
    @SenThomTillis

    Sasse, Ben (NE)
    https://www.facebook.com/SenatorSasse
    @SenSasse

    Grassley, Chuck (IA)
    https://www.facebook.com/grassley
    @ChuckGrassley

    Thune, John (SD)
    https://www.facebook.com/johnthune
    @SenJohnThune

    Stabenow, Debbie (MI), Ranking Member
    https://www.facebook.com/stabenow
    @DebbieTeam

    Leahy, Patrick J. (VT)
    https://www.facebook.com/SenatorPatrickLeahy
    @SenatorLeahy

    Brown, Sherrod (OH)
    https://www.facebook.com/sherrod
    @SherrodBrown

    Klobuchar, Amy (MN)
    https://www.facebook.com/amyklobuchar
    @amyklobuchar

    Bennet, Michael F. (CO)
    https://www.facebook.com/senatorbennet
    @SenBennetCO

    Gillibrand, Kirsten E. (NY)
    https://www.facebook.com/KirstenGillibrand
    @SenGillibrand

    Donnelly, Joe (IN)
    https://www.facebook.com/senatordonnelly
    @SenDonnelly

    Heitkamp, Heidi (ND)
    https://www.facebook.com/SenatorHeidiHeitkamp
    @SenatorHeitkamp

    Casey, Robert P. (PA)
    https://www.facebook.com/SenatorBobCasey
    @SenBobCasey

    Thank you all!

    *Should we have a Right to Know what is in our food? —>SIGN the Petition:

    Find your rep.  *Say “No” to the D.A.R.K Act (HR 1599) And NO TPP! —>Click here

    Call and tell them: (Deny American’s the Right-to-Know Act) designed to destroy labeling)

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