Organic Consumers Association

#ConsumerRevolution Pledge

shopping cart in backgroundConsumers have wised up to the evils of GMO foods. But Monsanto’s GMOs aren’t just in our foods. Only about 20 percent of all GMO crops in the U.S. are used to make (junk) food for humans—the other 80 percent go into animal feed, ethanol and cotton. Globally, the overwhelming majority of all cotton, much of it used to make cheap clothes, is GMO.

By exercising our collective purchasing power, and using the power of boycotts, consumers can force corporations to transition from degenerative production methods that harm human health, degrade soils, pollute the environment, abuse animals, shift profits from small farmers to large corporations, destroy biodiversity, exploit “cheap labor” and promote global warming . . . to regenerative production methods that:

• improve human health
• restore soil health
• respect the environment
• treat animals humanely
• reward responsible farmers
• promote biodiversity
• treat/pay food and clothing workers fairly; and
• combat global warming.

Want to be part of the #ConsumerRevolution? Sign the pledge!

1.    Food: I pledge to buy food produced using organic/regenerative practices that prohibit the use of GMOs, pesticides or antibiotics, and restore soil organic matter. I will boycott brands that promote highly processed GMO junk foods, and brands that sell animal products, including dairy, produced on factory farms where animals are fed GMO corn, soy and cottonseed, and pumped full of antibiotics and growth hormones.

2.    Clothing: I pledge to change my clothes-buying habits by buying less not more; by seeking out clothing, fiber and textiles produced using regenerative, organic, natural and fair labor practices, especially those produced by small farmers and producers; by avoiding synthetic fabrics which pollute the ocean, marine life and the food chain; and by shopping at recycled clothing stores when possible. I will boycott stores that support Monsanto’s GMO cotton monocropping and promote a culture of “cheap, fast fashion” made in sweatshops.

3.    Fuel/Transportation: I pledge to walk more, bicycle, carpool and use more public transportation in an effort to reduce the amount of Monsanto’s GMO ethanol fuel I consume. I will check out this website to find out if there are any ethanol-free gas stations near me:

4.    Consumer activism: I pledge to support consumer marketplace pressure campaigns, by joining in boycotts, emailing/writing company executives, posting on company social media pages, and just generally harassing companies whose practices poison, pollute and persecute (workers and animals). I will periodically check out this webpage for updates on key #ConsumerRevolution campaigns:

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5177 1 week ago Karen O'Leary Austin, TX , US We can do this fellow consumers! Thank you OCA, Ronnie Cummins and etc. for years of effort and who are instrumental in bringing this initiative to the fore!
5176 2 weeks ago Ray Cage I live in AZ and my representatives for District 4 are protectionists of the MIC(military industrial complex)and prison system. Economic stagnation continues in all sectors.
5175 3 weeks ago Sonia Arias Los Angeles, CA , US We the People call for Transparency in knowing every provess and ingredient in what we ingest.
5174 3 weeks ago giavanna buonarroti Dilworth, MN , US
5173 3 weeks ago Anonymous Hayden, ID , US I have been practicing organic gardening, food purchasing, and as many clean planet practices as I can for the last several years. I think it's been about 25. I am so grateful and happy to see so ...
5172 4 weeks ago Guillaume Tourangeau CA
5171 4 weeks ago Angela M. Garcia-Johnson Belleville, MI , US
5170 4 weeks ago Merlyn Solomin Silver Springs, MD , US Please help us !!!! Toxicity is killing the people. Please help us !!!!
5169 4 weeks ago jane wilson Oregon City, OR , US
5168 1 month ago Anonymous US
5167 1 month ago Diane Morris GB Count me in!
5166 1 month ago Anonymous Oakdale, TN , US
5165 1 month ago Casey Weber US
5164 1 month ago Terry De Martini Fairfax , CA , US
5163 1 month ago Terry De Martini Fairfax , CA , US
5162 1 month ago Anonymous Emerson, NJ , US
5161 1 month ago Anonymous Waterloo, IA , US
5160 1 month ago Bret Brittain Indian Trail, NC , US
5159 1 month ago Anonymous Haddington, GB+U6 , GB
5158 1 month ago Megan Herzog OR , US
5157 1 month ago Pål Gunnæs Siljan, NO
5156 1 month ago Yvonne Robinson St. Petersburg, FL , US
5155 1 month ago Kim Budko US
5154 1 month ago kathy milano US Small organic farms will turn our health around...
5153 1 month ago eleanor shive wichita, KS , US I have been purchasing organic non gmo and no box stores for years. I have been gardening and cooking as well. I have made friends with others and purchase from a farm in Hutchinson committed to su...
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