White House Arrests GMO Petitioner
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Published on Dec 18, 2012
Who knew that Alexis Badden Mayer of the Organic Consumers Association would be arrested outside the White House when she attempted to deliver a DVD Petition with over 200,000 names asking Michelle Obama to ask her husband to fulfill a campaign promise to label GMO food products?
There is no more basic American right, than to petition the government, to speak up and have your voice heard as a citizen by your elected representatives -- but not if you don't have the money to buy access to officials who have become more responsive to the interest groups that finance their elections then the people who elected them. And so it was with the petition that called for the truthful labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). People want to know what they are eating and want food labeling to indicate if the food has been genetically modified.
In this Instant Film, the story gets sidetracked when a couple of Jewish "missionaries" coincidentally roll up at the White House and ask to see the President, then perform the Jewish Tefillin ritual which consists of strapping a small box containing Torah verses to the head and arm of Adam Eidinger, one of demonstrators. While Adam is strapped he begins whispering about how GMO foods are not Kosher and how the insecticides, genetically engineered into corn, are killing the bees. All this does not go unnoticed by the uniformed Secret Service, who become increasingly impatient, with a demonstration, now blocking an entrance, that seems to be spiraling out of control. Instead of arresting those blocking the entrance, they arrest the person trying to deliver the petitions, Alexis Baden-Mayer from the Organic Consumers Association.
To contact Alexis at the Organic Consumers Association go to the form at the bottom of this page http://www.organicconsumers.org/about... See end for her statement
This film is CLOSED CAPTIONED press CC - and now translatable.
Manyl thanks to C4L3L and to michaelnew1962 for helping out with this transcript.
Multiple Routes of Pesticide Exposure for Honey Bees Living Near Agricultural Fields
New Study Finds Widespread Pesticide Contamination of Beehives
Honeybee Disappearance: The GMO Connection
Study says insecticide used with GM corn highly toxic to bees
Russian scientists discover GMO's cause animals to lose their ability to Reproduce.
Russia halts imports of GMO corn after cancer study
RUSSIA SUSPENDS IMPORT OF U.S. GENETICALLY MODIFIED CORN BECAUSE OF CANCER RISK - MEANWHILE AMERICANS KEEP EATING THE SAME GMO CORN
GMO in Russia
Russia halts imports of Monsanto corn over cancer fears
Though it seems some GMO does get to Russia
GMO foods don't improve crop yields
Failure to Yield - Evaluating the Performance of Genetically Engineered Crops
Who gets a shout-out at a $25K Obama fundraiser?
Why GM food isn't kosher
Mar 11, 2013 Statement by Alexis The police kept telling me that I would be held overnight, but I was released after four hours, due to the heroic efforts of my husband and mother who stayed at the police station with my 3-month-old baby and refused to leave until I was released. I was ordered to appear in court a few weeks later on the charge of unlawful entry. It's a misdemeanor charge, but, because the charge involved the White House, a felony judge had to hear the case. The judge I was assigned to was annoyed that she would have to interrupt her docket of serious crimes with something so unimportant. She wasn't sympathetic to my position that I was wrongly arrested and wanted to be acquitted.
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