Pope Francis has asked the world to create a "wave of prayer" to end world hunger today, and NETWORK, the national Catholic social justice lobby, helps you call your Congressfolk and demand an end to these cruel food stamp cuts. Don't get bogged down in the right-wing talking point declaring that charity is the business of the church, not government -- charity is the business of the people, and what is government but a tool the people wield on their own behalf? Meanwhile, the SEC still hasn't finalized a Volcker rule that would prevent banks from indulging in the kind of speculation that crashed our economy back in 2008; CREDO helps you tell the SEC to pass a strong Volcker rule. Why do I mention these two items in the same paragraph? Well, for one, the SEC plans to vote on the Volcker rule today. For another, the first item's about charity, and the second one's about greed. They're intricately related in our work, and not just because less of the second would require less of the first.
Meanwhile, the FDA plans to approve AquaBounty's AquaAdvantage salmon, a genetically-modified fish, for sale in our supermarkets -- unlabeled, of course, because freedom. You know, by now, why we shouldn't approve it -- because AquaBounty hasn't proven it's safe (merely saying they know it's safe not being the same as proof), because it produces growth hormone year-round, and because the salmon could well wipe out wild salmon populations. You may not know that GMO fish tend to get fed GMO soy and GMO canola at fish farms, as well as, well, chicken parts from poultry processors, and not the parts you and I eat. And you may also not know that AquaBounty faces accusations of violating Panama's environmental laws. So both the Organic Consumers Association and the League of Conservation Voters help you tell the FDA to reject the Frankensalmon.