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The Protests are Working: Dow’s New “Enlist” GMO Corn Delayed

Christina Sarich
May 25th, 2013
Updated 05/07/2014 at 11:05 pm
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protest fist 263x164 The Protests are Working: Dow’s New Enlist GMO Corn DelayedOur collective outcry of ‘NO to GMO’ is working. In hot off the press, Dow AgroSciences is still waiting for permission from regulatory bodies to allow them to plant their highly controversial new weed control system and crops called ‘Enlist.’ Ironic isn’t it – after all, we’ve enlisted the help of our friends and neighbors to stare these corporate bullies in the eye and to sit complacent no longer as our food supply is genetically modified to cause cancer, infertility, and organ failure, to kill our bees, and endanger future generations through higher infant mortality rates.

We can’t give up now; it’s starting to work. If one squeaky hinge can’t shut the door, a million of them will shut down the house, the congress, and even the USDA. As U.S. farmers buy seed for this coming season’s crops the Enlist seed has still not been given approval by the feds. This means that the Enlist corn seed which was intended to take the place of Monsanto’s Round Up Ready crops have to wait. Hopefully, as we keep speaking out, those seeds will be disposed of instead of planted. They are just the first of a planned panoply of GMO seed including Enlist soybeans and Enlist cotton. Just what we need, more GM soybeans and cotton…and corn.

Critics who have helped to delay this particular genetically modified crop are arguing that spraying will only make weeds more resistant and grow in more profusion. If you want to complain about more than just weeds – tell your Congress, your President, the FDA, and your Facebook friends. Share this article. Pin it, post it, shout it out. Our protests are working. And guess what – your salmon and meat are the next GMOs in the master plan, so we need to nip this in the bud now.

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  • pcakes

    Global March Against Monsanto on World Food Day – Oct. 12, 2013. Go to
    to find an event near you and Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!!

  • Mariusz

    Piepszyć GMO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • anonymous

    The govt WANTS to regulate and control the food chain, not set you free. USDA (Organic label compromised with pesticides, insectides, herbicides, GMO'S) and FDA (raw food raids, small farm raids, personal garden raids) are already corrupted and compromised.

    The Current State and Local Revolution to Refuse GMO's and Monsanto for Good.

    Remember, your own city, county, town and state can BAN and totally refuse Monsanto
    and genetically engineered foods for good (bypassing the soft approach and already corrupted FDA and USDA). Mendocino County in CA completely banned and refused any GMO plants, food and animals in their own County. And Santa Cruz in WA has followed by their own Local initiative on ballots.
    We need to kick Monsanto out – town by town, city by city and not allow them to co-exist at all in your own local neighborhoods and adjacent to our pure food supplies, land and farms. WE need to kick them out completely. No compromise. It’s time.

    "State and Local Victories in Banning GMO’s.
    OREGON: GMO Free Jackson County: Makes it unlawful for any person to propagate, cultivate, raise, or grow genetically engineered plants in Jackson County.” A video about the effort can be found here:
    GMO Bans in Effect
    City GMO Restriction: In the City of Boulder, it is illegal to plant GMOs on public land. The City is the largest land owner in the city, with approximately 40, 000 acres under its control.
    San Juan County: Washington was able to pass what is known as Initiative Measure No. 2012-4, which actually bans the growth of genetically modified organisms within the county.
    Town GMO Ban: On March 25, 2006 the town of Montville approved a resolution that declared itself a GMO free zone. “Montville Bans Genetically Modified Seeds,” Bangor Daily News, 27 March 2006
    County Yes No Prohibited
    Mendocino 57% 43% Yes
    Marin 61% 39% Yes
    Butte 39% 61% No
    Humboldt 35% 65% No
    San Luis Obispo 41% 58% No
    Sonoma 44% 56% No
    County GMO Ban: Measure H passed by voters (March 2004) in Mendocino County which states that “it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to propagate, cultivate, raise, or grow genetically modified organisms in Mendocino County.” (Measure has yet to be codified)
    Santa Cruz County, California – Passed by Board of Supervisors (moratorium)
    County GMO Ban: Marin County voted for a measure which states that “it is unlawful for any person or entity to cultivate, propagate, raise or grow genetically modified organisms in Marin County.” (2004)….
    County GMO Ban: Trinity County passed Ordinance No. 1284 which states that “it is unlawful for any person to propagate, cultivate, raise, or grow genetically engineered organisms in Trinity County.” Chpt 8.25 of County Code (2004)
    City GMO Ban: City of Arcata City ordinance states that “it is unlawful for any person, partnership, corporation, firm or organization of any kind to sell, distribute, propagate, cultivate, raise or grow seeds or crops of genetically engineered organisms in the City of Arcata…” Ordinance No. 1350 (2004)….
    City GMO Ban: Point Arena passed Ordinance No. 193 which states that “it is unlawful for any person, partnership, corporation, firm or organization of any kind to sell, distribute, propagate, cultivate, raise or grow seeds, whole plants, or crops of genetically modified organisms in the City of Point Arena” Chpt 8.25 of City Code (2004)….

    • Francene Alexander

      This is marvelous!! Town by town, city by city is the way to go. Our government is so totally corrupted by Monsanto that it is indeed hopeless to expect any help from Washington!!!! Lets keep up the pressure and keep on spreading the word!