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Food Sovereignty Law Email Template

Please feel free to copy and modify this email for your federal, state and local representatives. I just sent it to everyone who represents me in Wisconsin, but I thought I’d share in case others want to make their voices heard, too. I believe anyone informed of this issue would want food sovereignty laws in their town and/or state; however, very few people, including those who represent us, have any idea how we feel. Here’s my letter, customized for WI:

Thank you for your service to the State of Wisconsin! I am writing to let you know that I support food sovereignty laws like those on the books in Marin County, California and Maine. Genetically Modified Foods (GM or GMO’s) present an increasing threat to our health, economy, freedom and safety. Monsanto uses intimidation, bullying and monopolizing tactics similar to the mafia. Do we really want them providing GM seeds that will then contaminate organic crops and allow Monsanto to sue WI family farmers for “patent infringement,” while simultaneously ruining their livelihood?

I am also concerned about the likelihood of a major famine, if we continue to allow monocrops and things like Roundup, which has been shown as a factor in the declining honey bee population. Without bees, natural pollination will be crippled. Roundup (a weedkiller) has also been found in trace amounts in commercially sold compost, with the effect of people’s gardens dying via “fertilizing agents.”

Monocrops present another threat, as they are prone to infestation or crop failure due to weather or other conditions. Having just one strain of any given food makes it more likely to have something destroy the delicate conditions necessary for growth. With everything else going on in the world right now, including rising food prices, do we really want to worry about monocrop failures, too?

On top of this, recent studies about GM foods show that some cause infertility and obesity. The DNA modifications used to make these “Frankenfoods” do not stop modifying once they leave the laboratory, yet federal law does not require labeling of GM foods. The idea is that consumers might avoid them if they knew things were genetically modified. I say, give consumers a choice! I also say, please keep Monsanto out of Wisconsin. Please support food sovereignty laws that allow your constituents to choose organic, healthy foods instead of laboratory created, DNA-altering, obesity producing pseudofoods that will ultimately cost WI citizens more money for health care, as well as put them at greater risk for famine.

In addition, WI is a key state for organic dairy, and the introduction of GM alfalfa here would contaminate organic alfalfa plants, thereby ruining organic dairy. (You are what you eat. If organic cows start eating GM’d alfalfa, they will soon become GM cows. Where does it stop?) The so-called Food Safety Law S510 does not protect consumers. Instead it gives the FDA rights to intimidate and attack natural health stores, small farmers, sellers of raw dairy (a known healing food), and anyone not in the pockets of the big pharmaceutical companies and other lobbyists.

Today’s population has become increasingly educated about natural remedies and higher quality food choices. Please allow your constituency to make educated choices, rather than selling us out to some company’s agenda. I also would request you to fight against the implementation of a special food tax that pays for the Food Safety Law S510. A better, more sustainable, consumer-friendly solution would be to repeal the law or make it invalid within the state of WI. Please support our freedom to choose what we put into our bodies.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Laura Bruno

[here’s another link with some very damning scientific evidence regarding Monsanto. Feel free to send it to your rep’s and/or work statistics into your own correspondence and articles.]

Imagine

I fell asleep last night disturbed about the FDA making herbs illegal in April, just as its European counterpart has already managed to do overseas.

I asked my guides for “Something! Come on, I know we need to stay high vibe about this, but isn’t there anything we can do?” I awoke from dreams of MLK, John Lennon, Jim Morrison and JFK. Soundtracks rolling around my head: “I Have a Dream,” “Imagine,” “Mr. Mojo Risin'” and “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” And then, the message/explantion announced itself: “Imagine. It is enough.”

Please join me and others in imagining a beautiful, free planet. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope some day you’ll join us and the world with live as one.” Peace!