Archive for December, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 @ 04:12 PM
posted by Rudi

Congratulations Everyone….YOU DID IT. We stopped the GMO language from being in the Budget–not an easy feat. Your voice counts and was heard. Together, we made a huge statement and helped move a mountain. The next phase will occur in January – in the mean time, happy holidays….and please keep us in mind for any year-end donations. We celebrate you and seek to protect our lifestyle and your children and theirs. SEE THE PRESS RELEASE BELOW:

For Immediate Release Contact: Rudi Leonardi at 1-415-999-9414
December 16, 2015 Email:

The POP Campaign Congratulates Congress for Standing Firm with Americans and Not Inserting GMO Rider into Omnibus Spending Bill

The POP Campaign (Preserve Organic Power) is pleased that Congress stood firmly with all of you and the American public and did not insert the GMO Rider into the Omnibus Spending Bill.

“Congratulations to our community on this huge big step. There is NO scientific consensus that GE foods are safe for human consumption. Published evidence validating safety for human consumption remains insufficient. We will remain vigilant in 2016 and do whatever we can to ensure quality food and choices for you and our children“ Brian Clement, Director of the Hippocrates Health Institute stated.

For 20 years, the American people have overwhelming desired to have the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE or GMO) foods. A misguided FDA has taken their cues from industry and refused. A recent survey found that 9 of 10 consumers wanted this transparency in their food labeling. Now they are beginning to listen to the challenges by you as concerned parents and conscious consumers. We will keep up our voice that “Quality Food is a Human Right”.

The POP Campaign particularly wants to thank Senators Debbie Stabenow and Jon Tester for taking a strong and public stand against using the must pass Omnibus Bill as a vehicle to pre-empt the laws of state and local jurisdictions. This leaves GMO labeling voluntary at the federal level until it is taken up in 2016. We also thank the Senate as a whole for not agreeing with Industry’s supported Pompeo Bill HR 1599.

We also want to thank all of the other legislators involved in this battle for consumers and children including Senators Boxer, Feinstein, Leahy, Merkley, and Mikulski as well as Representatives Defazio, Polis and Young. We want to thank Speaker Ryan, Minority Leader Pelosi, Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid for working with these legislators on behalf of American families.

While this is a major victory for the American people, we realize the issue is not entirely resolved. In 2016, Congress likely will address genetically engineered food labeling issues. The POP Campaign stands with all of you is standing firm that all foods from apples and alfalfa, corn, soy, and wheat to salmon that are genetically engineered should be labeled clearly.’ You, as consumers in the United States who care about this issue, like consumers in more than 60 countries around the world, have a right to make informed purchasing decisions at your grocery store. The POP Campaign and the Hippocrates Health Institute and our networks will do everything to support this right.

A mandatory labeling system is an easy, can-do solution for the federal government. If Congress does not want to mandate this, then leave the issue to the states.

A very special thanks to our on the ground voice in DC, Beth Clay, for her diligent efforts in keeping our presence live during these tipping points.

For more information about the POP Campaign, including its initiatives to ensure that baby food is labeled, please visit our FB page, website, and make a donation – you count and we voice your concernshttp://popcampaign.orgGinger 11

Thursday, December 10, 2015 @ 03:12 PM
posted by Rudi

Heads Up: An extension was put through so Congress will work on the budget over the weekend and publish it on Monday and vote shortly after that – at least their goal.  Presumably Speaker Ryan said there would be a 3-day rule for review by the public so it appears there will be a vote next Wed or Thursday.   The Monsanto, Grocery Manufacturers and other BIG monied corporations and associations are pulling out all of the stops to get their protections in this year. Keep the calls coming and stand up for your health  and that of your children.

Thursday, December 10, 2015 @ 09:12 AM
posted by Rudi

CONGRESS EXTENDS till DEC 15th keep the pressure up –

GMO SENATE CHESS GAME WITH OUR CHILDREN’S LIVES TO SAVE MONSANTO – BAD GAMBLE – Speak out for your family, your children & theirs. Keep the heat turned up – before December 15th, call your Senators today @ (202) 224-3121…….join with the POP Campaign in asking that NO GMO food labeling language (or DARK ACT rider) be included in the Omnibus Budget Bill or any other legislation this year. (NOTE: We support mandatory GMO labeling not voluntary.) Call your Senators & Representatives today……. Call (202) 224-3121. WE CAN make a difference – Act Now to SAVE OUR CHILDREN Let’s Make History Together
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Thursday, December 3, 2015 @ 11:12 PM
posted by Rudi
Save Our Children and theirs…..Speak out for your family history….label their food, they need to know! 
Call Today with a Clear Message:  I join with the POP Campaign in asking that no GMO food labeling language be included in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill due, or any other legislation this year. (We support GMO labeling but this leaves GMO labeling voluntary at this time.) Call your legislators today…the Switchboard number is:  (202) 224-3121. (NOTE: The operator will connect you to Congressional offices.  Also, use social media, (Facebook, Twitter) to reach out to your legislators online and send the same message.) You CAN make a difference – Act Now!

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December is a time when lots of shenanigans can take place in legislation and the legislative process. This year, Congress has a deadline of December 11 to pass an Omnibus Appropriations Bill to avoid a government shutdown. Republicans who have control of both the House and Senate know that shutting the government down, especially weeks before Christmas, can have devastating political consequences in the next election cycle and they do not want to see that happen. So timing is now!
The industry written legislation introduced by Congressman Pompeo  (HR 1599 Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015) passed the House a few months ago. It does not yet have a Senate companion bill and is not likely to see passage by year’s end. Monsanto and its industry partners are pushing legislators to insert the core provisions of HR1599 – the state laws pre-emption and the voluntary labeling sections –  into the must pass Omnibus bill.  
Senator Stabenow, a ranking member on the Agriculture Committee, so far has not agreed to this insertion, but she needs more legislators in both the House and Senate to oppose the industry’s aggressive actions. These attempts are to use the Omnibus bill as their vehicle to shut down the state and local GMO labeling laws and to keep consumers in the dark about what is in our foods. Let’s stand up now and Save Our Children and theirs…..make this part of your family history….label their food, they need to know! 
Let’s make history together – please donate $20 to POP Campaign –
            Call your legislators today @ (202) 224-3121