Monsanto produced a GMO sweet corn in 2011, one upon which the USDA hasn't required independent safety testing, one that actually produces pesticides that kill bugs who eat the corn. I wonder what those pesticides will do to the humans who eat the corn! And, sadly, we have to wonder, because our government won't force food labeling in grocery stores -- this, even though candidate Barack Obama said he favored GMO food-labeling, even though nine of 10 Americans want their GMO food labeled. Hence a passel of organizations including Friends of the Earth and Food and Water Watch helps you tell the big grocery corporations to label the GMO foods they sell. WalMart (the country's biggest grocer, sigh) wouldn't commit to doing such a thing last year, but certainly we can ask them again and again until they do so. The petition referenced above will also ask Kroger's and Safeway to label their GMO foods, which over 60 nations across the planet already require, but which President Super-Happy Bipartisan Fun Time Land couldn't get done in America even when he had that 70-seat majority in the House and that filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. But when they don't listen the first time, or the 101st time, we just keep telling them.
Meanwhile, you may have heard about the massive climate change rally in New York City over the weekend, one that drew at least 300,000 attendees -- but if you did hear about it, you almost certainly didn't hear it on the Sunday morning chat shows, unless you tuned into ABC's This Week, where Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation went rather far out of her way to mention it in a panel discussion. Hence Fairness and Accuracy in Media helps you tell the big "liberal" media corporations to start covering climate change with a modicum of seriousness. You may recall that the massive anti-war rallies of October 2002 weren't worth very much coverage, either, nor were the massive protests outside the Republican National Convention in New York nearly two years later -- but that the so-called "liberal" media slobbered all over Glenn Beck's somewhat-less-massive 2010 rally about whatever it was supposed to be about. You may also recall pro-war rallies attended by dozens of people somehow getting "equal time" with the anti-war rallies prior to our 2003 invasion of Iraq. It really is like the "liberal" media has something to hide. But we're not going to let them hide it.