Organic Valley will match you dollar-for-dollar to a maximum of $25,000 if you’ll help the Center for Food Safety fight GM Alfalfa.
Please join Organic Valley in supporting the Center for Food Safety’s fight against Monsanto’s Roundup Ready GM Alfalfa!
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) has a long history fighting to stop the proliferation of genetically modified crops. In 2010 they battled Monsanto and the USDA at the U.S. Supreme Court, and were victorious in maintaining the four year ban on the planting and sale of GM alfalfa. CFS also fought successfully to uphold a ban on GM sugar beets; in November, a federal judge ordered the removal and destruction of illegally planted GM beets.
Now that sounds all fine and dandy, but it turns out that Organic Valley and the Center for Food Safety are not what they seem to be.
Let’s think back to just a few short months ago when word broke out that the “organic elite” – consisting of Organic Valley, Whole Foods Market, and Stonyfield Farms – pretty much sold out to the Monsanto agenda
“The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must.” - Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011
In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America’s organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.
And while the Center for Food Safety presents itself as anti-GMO, it turns out that they are actually funded by the spearheaders of the GMO movement – the Rockefellers.
Some “non-profit” tax exempt 501(c)3 organizations have been known to engage in controlled opposition. For example, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) represented farmers in opposition to Monsanto in the Supreme Court GMO alfalfa case and in many other anti-GMO cases. While we have no way of knowing whether Andrew Kimbrell, the Executive Director of CFS and his brother George (of counsel) performed solid work in opposing Monsanto or whether they sandbagged the endeavor, there are reports that CFS and its parent company have taken in $1.75 million dollars from the John Merck Fund, which has ties to the Rockefeller Family Fund. Andrew Kimbrell of CFS filed a petition with the EPA to ban colloidal silver which is a natural antibiotic agent with many benefits that competes directly with Merck’s dubious pharmaceutical drugs. This organization has the appearance of working in the public’s interest, but in a separate action, it has operated in opposition to public benefit.
According to tax forms provided by Guidestar.org, the Center for Food Safety, a NPO whose lawyers have represented farmers against Monsanto, is a recipient of a grant from the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors foundation for $75,000 in 2008 and the Center for Food Safety’s sister agency, the International Center for Technology Assessment, received $147,000 from the Rockefeller Family Fund in 2008. This would appear to be a deep conflict of interest because the Rockefellers have been primary funders for advancing the genetically modified food revolution and agricultural manipulation as chronicled in F. William Engdahl’s book ‘Seeds of Desrtuction’.
Perhaps a more fitting name for the CFS (Center for Food Safety) would be Criminals for Frankenfood Supremacy.