Monsanto Shareholder Meeting 2016

meeting1.jpgIt is the morning after the Monsanto Shareholder Meeting on January 29, 2016. Thinking back on what happened, I have to be honest, I was SO NERVOUS. Let's just get that out of the way, right off the bat. I was stepping in for Zen, for crying out loud. I have watched this woman speak and she is so good at what she does, and I knew I had some really big shoes to fill.

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2015 A Year of Great Strides

What an incredible year! Both tragic and triumphant, if you are a supporter of this cause, one thing is for sure -- life is always challenging.

With your support we have reached more people than we can count, raised awareness, inspired action and supported healthy communities across the country and around the world together. Your support and participation is literally altering the future of our planet. THANK YOU!

We are committed to taking bold actions with velocity and this year we continued to do so. The events you initiate, support, attend or promote make a difference!

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Amber, Happel, Kayt, Anne, Heather and Zen on "The Hill" after
meetings with Senator's aides on World Food Day Oct 16th 2015.


During our third year as a growing organization we were delighted with the many amazing people we have been able to collaborate with nationally and internationally:

the Organic Consumer's Association, Label GMOs, CSG, March Against Monsanto, GMOFree USA, SumofUs, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Expo, MADGE Australia, GE Free New Zealand, No GMOs Tawain, No GMOs UK Moms, ChemFreeCom.com, AsYouSow, Weston A. Price Foundation, Truth in Labeling Coalition, Food Democracy Now, Chinese and African Mom leaders, scientists and farmers around the world, Jeffrey Smith, Citizen's For GMO Labeling, Autism One,  Concerned Citizens of Iowa, Occupy the World Food Prize, Shaka Movement, and more. We are grateful to our primary sponsors, NYR Organic, Baker Creek and Dr.Bronner's Magic Soaps and the hundreds of individual supporters for being a part of this crucial cause.

We are most grateful this year for the opportunity to work together with so many wonderful people. Thank you all.

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Group of activists at Heirloom Expo Breakfast

Many groups have requested the presence of Moms Across America at their events this year.  I was honored to speak on behalf of our supporters at 40 locations, nationally and  internationally, reaching thousands, raising awareness and supporting actions for healthy communities. In every location, I looked into the eyes of parents and saw people struggling with their children's health. I also saw immense gratitude for all of your testimonials and actions. People around the world are truly inspired by the number of calls, the events and campaigns you are participating in and the difference you are making. THANK YOU!
I also spoke at events where people oppose what we are doing, and even then, I saw that they listened and we  made a difference for them. I wondered if it is because many of them have family that are sick as well.
 
These locations included Monsanto in Missouri, Dow in Michigan, Dupont in Maryland, Syngenta in Basel, Switzerland, and the Borlaug Dialogue: World Food Prize Conference in Iowa.
The Monsanto shareholder meeting account blog was reported to us by an EU contact to have been translated into 7 languages.
I spoke on behalf of Moms Across America on a speaking tour with Dr. Michelle Perro and Dr. Michael Antoniou in Australia and New Zealand and in Zurich, Switzerland at an EU protest against the GM Potato and corporate control. It is clear that we are a global food economy and GMO chemical farming is affecting us all. 

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Parade marchers in CT and Texas.  

You had Moms Meetups all across the country in May and connected with leaders who inspire us to continue on.
You called, emailed, posted and wrote letters by the thousands to senators and representatives.

Many of you courageously met with your Senator's aides for the first time, really expanding yourself and our impact.
Supporters marched in parades in July for the third year, totaling over 700 events in the first three years of our existence in all 50 states.

Our sponsors enabled us to send out hundreds of thousands of free flyers, door hangers, buttons and decals to over 500 leaders and you passed them out around your communities.

In addition, over 85 supporters took our speaker training and are empowered to speak across the country, expanding our reach!

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Outside of Monsanto building at the OCA, MAM, Occupy and MAA Dark Act Rally.

The results? What you are contributing to:

  • Food manufacturers are moving away from GMOs and toxins! Organic food is the fastest growing sector of the market!
  • More moms report healthier children and happier families! Priceless!
  • The World Health Organization deemed glyphosate a probable carcinogen. Did you know that a member of the WHO was in our meeting with the EPA May 27, 2014 on Rachel Carson's birthday? We presented a binder of studies showing harmful and cancerous effects and your testimonies.
  • The EPA is conducting glyphosate testing in breast milk and has yet to make their decision about revoking the license of glyphosate.
  • The CA EPA stated it's intent to label glyphosate a carcinogen.
  • Monsanto's stock value dropped 30% at one point.
  • Syngenta declared they deliberately decreased the sale of glyphosate this year.
  • Reuters reported that Big Ag is moving AWAY from harsh chemical pesticides and towards more biological solutions.
  • Enlist Duo was was pulled OFF the market (THANK YOU!!!) and further investigation of glyphosate and other toxic chemicals were conducted.
  • Climate Chaos is being connected to GMO farming and the international community is beginning to agree on organic farming benefits.
  • Moms championed and succeeded in having schools, homeowners associations and counties to go glyphosate free.
  • GMO Free zones were passed and Vermont's labeling law was upheld!
  • We helped stop the DARK Act and TPP from being passed this year.
  • More countries now BAN GMOS than grow them.

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Food Justice Rally: Zen, Tami, & Amber.             Maui with Autumn, Rep. Ellie Cochran, Zen &  Beth of Shaka.

Be assured that you supporters- getting tested, calling and speaking up about your children's health issues, are the primary catalyst for many of these countries' concerns and bans. This I have been told many times. Even more than scientific studies, your experience matters.

Your calls, testimonials, actions, and support make a difference! Thank you!

In the coming year, we have some great campaigns, solutions, events and actions you can participate in and support.
We have new health solutions, a grocery store, new campaigns and more supportive training coming soon!
Check our newest event and please participate if you can!
Look out for some exciting announcements in our emails and calls to action. To further support us, please become a member in 2016.

Again, Thank you for your partnership!

With Gratitude,
Zen Honeycutt
Founder and Director Moms Across America

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3 Ways Monsanto Contributes to Climate Chaos and World Hunger

December 5, 2015 9:22 am 
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Call to Black and Hispanic Community for Health

Mom Uses Triple Platinum Singing Voice to Raise Awareness About GMOs

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Le'Shaun Courtney Williams, former singer with LL Cool J, with adult children Bri'Anna and Isaiah in DC.

Le'Shaun came all the way from Las Vegas, NV to the Food Justice Rally in DC in October 2015. She spoke out on the stage for her state's Senator to say NO to the Dark Act and YES to 511 FOR mandatory GMO labeling.

I am particularly glad she is taking a stand because the statistics for the Black and Hispanic communities are worse than other races. More Black and Hispanic children have both diabetes and obesity than other races. In some Black and Hispanic communities pediatricians report 90% of children with obesity, most with other conditions such as allergies, autism, asthma, auto immune or mental disorders as well. We hope this blog reached the Black and Hispanic communities and alerts everyone, of all races, to the injustices befalling our children. 

 

Here is her story and request to the Black and Hispanic Community:

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Monsanto to be Tried for Crimes Against Humanity

 

Monsanto Put on Trial for Crimes Against Humanity at the Hague

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), IFOAM International Organics, Navdanya, Regeneration International (RI), and Millions Against Monsanto, joined by dozens of global food, farming and environmental justice groups announced today that they will put Monsanto MON (NYSE), a US-based transnational corporation, on trial for crimes against nature and humanity, and ecocide, in The Hague, Netherlands, next year on World Food Day, October 16, 2016.

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Since the beginning of the twentieth century according to the groups, Monsanto has developed a steady stream of highly toxic products which have permanently damaged the environment and caused illness or death for thousands of people.
Read the rest of the Sustainable Pulse article here: http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/12/03/monsanto-put-on-trial-for-crimes-against-humanity-in-the-hague/#.VmCQrHarSM9

The announcement was made at a press conference held in conjunction with the COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, November 30 – December 11, in Paris.

“The time is long overdue for a global citizens’ tribunal to put Monsanto on trial for crimes against humanity and the environment. We are in Paris this month to address the most serious threat that humans have ever faced in our 100-200,000 year evolution—global warming and climate disruption. Why is there so much carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide in the atmosphere and not enough carbon organic matter in the soil? Corporate agribusiness, industrial forestry, the garbage and sewage industry and agricultural biotechnology have literally killed the climate-stabilizing, carbon-sink capacity of the Earth's living soil.” - Ronnie Cummins, international director of the OCA (US) and Via Organica (Mexico), and member of the RI Steering Committee.



Moms Across America is thrilled that Monsanto will be held accountable for poisoning our people and the planet.
It is time for GMO toxic chemical farming and pollution to stop.
Buying organic supports your family's health and clarity, the soil's health and ability to absorb carbon, which reduces climate chaos. 
Buying organic also supports more local small farmers and sends a message to our food system that we do not want toxic junk food.

We thank all our supporters for continuing to cause a shift in health and wellness by buying organic food and avoiding GMOs and toxic chemicals. The chemical companies only have the power to control the food supply and our government because we give them our money. When we stop buying it, they can't sell it and will no longer be able to buy our government.
Thank you for being a part of taking America back!

We especially want to thank the people who got glyphosate testing done and the moms who donated their breast milk. We hear from around the world that your commitment and generosity made a huge difference.

THANK YOU!

Zen Honeycutt and MAA Team

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Protecting Your Family from Weed Killer on our Food

Yesterday shared a very important, potentially life altering conversation with Dr. Zach Bush from Restore with our supporters.

We hope you will share it with the world.

Dr.Zach Bush clearly describes the impact of toxins on our gut health and what we can do about it!

We are committed to make a difference in what is happening in our country and improve health in our communities.

We are in a health crisis. 1 out of 2 of our children have a chronic illness. 1 out of 2 men and 1 out of 3 women are expected to get cancer in America. This not okay with us mothers and we are committed to turn this health crisis around. And we CAN!

Did you know that if your child has multiple allergies, rashes or even just irritability and learning focus challenges, that could indicate they have leaky gut? That means small holes in your child's small intestines are leaking unprocessed food and potentially medications into their blood stream and causing havoc in the immune system. 

Did you know that Glyphosate (Roundup) weed killer sprayed on GMOs and non organic food,  is allowed on 160 of our foods by the EPA at levels far above that which has shown to destroy gut bacteria? The gut bacteria is the stronghold of our immune system and is where Tryptophan is stored and made. Without Tryptophan our bodies cannot make Serotonin or Melatonin which regulate insulin, (diabetes) mental processing and  illness, feeling satiated (obesity), bi polar and even acts of violence. 

Glyphosate has been found in the majority of our environment and food: rain, tap water, air, streams and even in our cereal, honey, breast milk and cotton products. It is almost impossible to avoid.

Did you know that glyphosate can break down the blood brain barrier, allowing toxins into the brain such as chemical off gassing from fire retardent on pajamas, sofas and toxins in vaccines?

Did you know that glyphosate destroys the tight junctions of blood vessels, hampering the flow of nutrients to bones and organs, leading to osteoporosis, arthritis and more?

GUT HEALTH is essential to avoid the majority of illness, disorders and cancer!

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I was skeptical at first but when I learned how it works I knew this could reduce my anxiety, protect my family from exposure to the world's most widely used herbicide (that does not wash or cook off food) and potentially improve their health dramatically.

We are thrilled to offer Restore and Active H2 (reduces inflammation which can lead to disease) on our new webstore!

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Visit www.momsacrossamerica.com/health_solutions_store

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Thank you!

Wishing you Good Health and Happiness!

Zen Honeycutt and MAA Team

 

 

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American's Speak Up Against the DARK ACT and for Mandatory GMO Labeling

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Moms Across America, March Against Monsanto and Food Justice Team, Organic Consumers Association, Food Democracy Now, Truth in Labeling Coalition, lawyer Steven Druker, Anthony Gucciardi, Dr. Group, activists leaders from at least 12 states and supporters of mandatory GMO labeling descended upon Washington DC on October 16th, 2015 just days before the Ag Committee hearing on Oct 21,2015.

The EPA refused to meet with Zen Honeycutt and Moms Across America.

Read Zen's speech outside the EPA here.

Zen made calls to action outside of the White House, to call the EPA 703-308-8187 to revoke the license of glyphosate (80% of GMOs are engineered to withstand glyphosate) and to call our Senators 202-224-3121 and demand GMO labeling.

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Amber came from WA and Happel came from MD.    Steven Druker of "Altered Genes, Twisted Truth" 

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Zen, Tami Canal Monroe of MAM and Amber of MAA       Zen receives Food Advocacy Award from Food Justice Team

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 Outside of the White House

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Outside of Monsanto

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The Light Brigade light up the night with TRUTH.

Our voices were some of the last heard before the bio tech meeting which was supposed to be an unbiased discussion about labeling and the safety of GMOs.

It turned out to be a biased, Pro GMO discussion filled with lies. It turned out to be an opportunity for our Senators to intimidate and pressure the EPA, FDA and USDA representatives into speeding up the approval process for GMOs and related pesticides! It turned  out to be a farce of democracy. Utterly disgusting and outrageous.

Over and over again our Senators ignored and denied the scientific studies showing harm from GMos and glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide which is allowed on 160 of our foods at levels far above which has been shown to cause harm.

Our moms feel betrayed and dismayed. We are speaking up to demand integrity in our government and food supply.

See our email sent out Friday.

Please take part in creating a future of health, justice and freedom by calling your Senator and Senator Pat Roberts and leaving them a message today. Thank you.

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The GMO Initiative: Global Dominance and Lies

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Thanks to sponsors Refounding a Bold America, Occupy Word Food Prize and Citizens for Community Improvement of Iowa, who asked me to be the keynote speaker at the Occupy World Food Prize event, I was able to later attend the Borlaug Dialogue in Iowa last week. 


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Fighting for healthy food can often make me lose my appetite.







The Borlaug Dialogue is an international symposium of GMO chemical company CTO's- Dow, Dupont and Monsanto, food companies like Cargill and Land O' Lakes, big Ag farmers, banks like the Bank of Africa, Chelsea Clinton, Tom Vilsack, Warren Buffet's son, USDA officials and African/Asian dignitaries. 

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They gave awards and accolades to many women African farmers and then wooed them with the claims of the latest "agriculture technology." Apparently GMO is "activist lingo" now so they barely ever mentioned the word for the two days that I attended.
The entire conference was a GMO commercial. It made me sick to my stomach to see them bold face lying over and over again about yield, nutrition and improved technology. They failed to tell the whole story...that the yield is not consistent, the nutrition is lacking and the technology is failing.
I did everything I could to contain myself and not get arrested.

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I did ask a question at a smaller panel with African farmers led by Julie Borlaug (the woman who debated Robyn O'Brien) about bringing organic methods into Africa, especially since the UN Report "Wake Up Before It's Too Late" stated that small organic farms are the only way to feed the world. They denied this report created by 60 international experts as and brushed it off as "opinion". Julie Borlaug said "I was there and that is not true." They asked me to leave when I brought up the harm from glyphosate and blocked me from approaching the African farmers. I got to the official from Uganda anyway, as I refused to leave. Later in the big room in front of 1200, I asked almost the same question and people literally hissed at me. It was so amazing how brainwashed they were, how they blatantly ignore harm.


My take away is this: 
  1. They are anxious. The FOIA on Kevin Folta was mentioned. They said "it's dangerous out there" The focus on women and waning of FOIA's shows me we are making headway.
  2. They will continue to dismiss us as uneducated, fringe, emotional and uncaring about the starving children until we bring SOLUTIONS for feeding the world to the world in a prominent way. The 9 billion by 2050 was the over riding theme.
  3. They are going after Africa in a massive way.  They are convincing them that "they deserve the best technology and no one else should stop them from having a choice. "We should have the freedom to chose," one farmer said. (meaning NO bans of GMOs...stealing our phrase, "Freedom to chose") They are taking advantage of their lack of resources and education and I truly fear the outcome unless we get a presence there.
  4. They have many new initiatives: free curriculum "Bringing Bio Tech to Life" for middle school, high school and college programs. They are brainwashing our youth. Everything a college student said to me was parroting their talking points.
  5. They are promoting fisheries in Africa which I am sure will feed the fish GMO feed.
  6. I learned why the TPP has so much support. It reduces the tariffs on soy and corn buy 80%. They can sell their cheap, toxic food all over the world much more easily. Cargill CEO actually said, "Resist the urge to go after domestic food security." ie: Let the USA feed you! Pass the TPP!
Leaders around the world must be more unified and bolder and smarter than ever. We must do something unparalleled that will stop the corporate control over our governments. The timing is now, it is urgent, we need a massive campaign to reach out and speak to the leaders of these countries in person, to meet with them if possible, and to make it personal. We must appeal to them on the grounds of protecting their health, sovereignty and feeding their growing population with organic/bio diverse methods.
I am praying that the right people will see the light. That conference, the hate I felt, the vast amount of lies, was like a tsunami of greed, covered in a cloak of " A Noble Cause of Feeding the World." God help us.

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In the meantime, we must help ourselves.

Here is some info you can share with foreign countries and Senators here at home.

Please watch this short but shocking video of Alice from Uganda
Thank you for taking the time to also peruse the studies via these links, especially the ones showing:

1.  Destruction of gut bacteria/immune system: Effects of Glyphosate on Beneficial Chicken Gut Bacteria-Carrusco
There are many more ill effects from GMOs and Glyphosate in peer reviewed scientific studies and papers here:
Leaders must consider the facts before making policy which would alter the soil, water and health of their country irreversibly.
This is a crucial time in history: will we succumb to chemical company pressure and greed... which will result in the destruction of local soil and health..... or heed the independent science and take actions to protect your country's people and prosperity for generations to come?
Please find solutions to farming:
At one point I was called disruptive. Yes, I hope to disrupt the current movement to exploit the African farmers and push toxic GMOs and chemicals on their lands while driving Hawaii and the USA's health into the ground. I hope to remind them that their farmers are ingenious and that they have been farming for thousands of years without GMOs and toxic chemicals and that success has led them to the population growth they have today.
They do not need chemical companies to come in and tell them how to farm.
We have faith in our international leaders in our global food economy, that they will see the value in putting their children's health, soil quality, mental wellness of their society, and the burden on their heath care system first.
Thank you for sharing this information with citizens of other countries as well as your friends here in America. I was acutely aware of the importance of each person's opinion in the Borlaug Dialogue. One person can wield quite a bit of power. Make sure you are speaking up and wielding your power!
Gratefully,
Zen Honeycutt


A full accounting of this meeting will be published in Zen's new book, "Unstoppable Love" due out in 2016.
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John Gray on GMOs, Glyphosate, Toxins and Brain Health

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It was with great honor and happiness that I interviewed Dr. John Gray, world renowned best selling author on Tuesday Sept 15th, 2015. When we met at the Autism One conference in the spring, he greeted me warmly, saying that he knew about and appreciated the work of Moms Across America (all of YOU!) and offered his support. I could sense that he is a person who is completely devoted to the well being of human kind and he meant it, so when I read an article about American's getting dementia in their 40's, I was reminded of a Brazilian study showing glyphosate causing neurotoxicity of the brain (brain cell death) and then thought of John Gray's recent book "Staying Focused in a Hyper World" about ADHD, memory loss and brain performance. I asked him for an interview and he was very generous to accept. He is compassionate, extremely intelligent, and a powerful speaker. It was truly a delight to meet and interview John Gray.

See the video here:

We covered GMO, glyphosate at 12:17, Tylenol/acetaminophen at 28:53 and other toxic exposure, and the impact on our bodies and brains. He gives a clear and stunning explanation of how glyphosate destroys the gut bacteria stops the production of glutathione which is a cell protector ( like the anti glyphosate) and impacts neuron cell death. We go over what we can do about autism, Parkinson's and ADHD, recovering brain performance and escaping a lifetime of synthetic chemical medications with dangerous side effects. He touches on cancer, GCMAF and Dr. Bradsteet at 35:06. Many are saying this was our best interview thus far.

There were many topics we did not get to. And there are so many possibilities of renewed health for you and your family. I strongly urge you to buy his book at www.marsvenus.com or watch his free videos on a variety of topics.

His supplements  have rave reviews and I personally feel happier, more focused and productive after a week of his Super Minerals. 

http://www.marsvenus.com/list/john-gray-mars-venus-health

The fact is we are all being exposed to glyphosate, which is a chelator, meaning it "holds or makes unavailable", the vital nutrients of any living thing it touches. So we could be eating very healthy food, lots of vegetables and fruits, have a filter on our water faucet and still be vitamin and mineral deficient because glyphosate, in our food, water, air and rain, is grabbing onto those vitamins and minerals and making them unavailable to our bodies.  This impacts our brain and overall health, relationships, performance and happiness.

So it is important to support our bodies with the vitamins and minerals we need. If you can afford it, give it a try, consider it an investment in your future. Having the right minerals helps us have less anxiety, stop the circular obsessive thinking, distracted behavior, and be happier and more productive. We really wish that for all our supporters. We need to be at the top of our game to be successful and create Health and Freedom in America!

Many thanks and hugs to John Gray and his support staff for all you do to support well being around the world. You are wonderful!

Thank you!

Zen Honeycutt

 

 

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Heirloom Expo Brings Together Experts, Actvists and Public

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