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Title: Occupy Syngenta Gilroy!
START DATE: Monday September 17
TIME: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Details:
Syngenta Flowers Inc
2280 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020
Event Type: Protest
This is a Call to a Week of Global Action for a non-hierarchical occupation of Monsanto everywhere.

Whether you like it or not, chances are Monsanto contaminated the food you ate today with chemicals and GMOs. Monsanto controls much of the world's food supply at the expense of food democracy worldwide.

There wasn't a Monsanto facility that we could find near San Francisco. Syngenta Flowers Inc, another evil biotech company, was the closest one. Honestly, this is more than just about Monsanto. It's about GMOs in general. Occupy Monsanto is a rallying call to let all biotech firms, making GMOs, know that they are on notice.

WE MUST DEMAND JUSTICE FOR ALL THE FARMERS AND CONSUMERS ALIKE!

SUPPORT PROP 37 TO LABEL OUR FOODS AND VOTE YES!

Remember to bring snacks and water for yourself as it may be a long day or out of your way!

For more information: http://occupy-monsanto.com/

For a list of an Occupation of Monsanto location nearest to you visit:
http://occupy-monsanto.com/genetic-crimes-unit/





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Endocrine Disruption: The science on atrazine's effects on the hormone system continues to grow. It alters the levels of key hormones in rats and can delay puberty. In male frogs, exposure to atrazine causes a kind of "chemical castration," causing them to develop female sex characteristics. Researchers hypothesize that atrazine singnals the conversion of testosterone to estrogen, demasculinizing the frogs.
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Reproductive Effects: Because atrazine disrupts hormones, it's not surprising that epidemiological studies find associations between exposure to the herbicide and reproductive effects including increased risk of miscarriage, reduced male fertility, low birth weight, increased chance of any birth defect, and higher incidence of abdominal defects;