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Fixing the competition!

PLEASE SEE OUR COMMENT ON THIS POSTING HERE
 
Fixing the competition!
 
'Changemakers' is a website that tries to make a difference by getting important issues discussed and by supporting projects that try and help meet real needs. Currently they're running a debate on GM with the chance to vote for a winning project to help consumers decide. Unfortunately, the GM lobby has decided to hijack it.

Biofortified - http://www.biofortified.org/ - is a blog run by some well known GM promoters, like Aussie heavyweight GM lobbyist, David Tribe, for example. It's a blog the GM industry smiles on. Look, for example, at the links to biotech blogs on this Monsanto website: http://blog.monsantoblog.com/monsanto-according-to-monsanto/ and you'll find not only Biofortified at the top of the list of 'Biotech Blogs' they recommend but links to several other pro-GM blogs by the people behind Biofortified (eg  GMO Pundit).
 
The Council for Biotechnology Information is a GM industry front group - see its members such as Monsanto here:
http://www.whybiotech.com/about/members.asp

This group has been putting out the following messsage on Twitter: "Vote for Biofortified in Ashoka Changemakers contest".
 
A Monsanto PR operator has discreetly done the same and now the votes for Biofortified have suddenly exploded, more than doubling in a matter of hours in a completely unprecedented pattern.

The winner of the Chagemakers competition gets a cash prize of $1500 and a conversation with New York Times food writer, Michael Pollan, but above all cudos.

If you think the GM industry trying to fix this competition stinks, then please vote for one of the anti-GM candidates in the Changemakers contest.

The leading anti-GM contestant at the moment supporting consumer choice is the NonGMOProject who are trying to bring voluntary GM labelling to the U.S. You can find out more here: http://www.changemakers.com/en-us/node/58742
Voting on the Changemakers site can be a bit confusing so we've given clear instructions below. Please make the effort and vote today as voting will close very soon. Thank you!
 
Don't let the biotech industry steal the vote.
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TO VOTE FOR THE NonGMOProject YOU NEED TO:
 
Fill out your name, email, and username. If you are concerned about  getting unwanted emails in your inbox, check the box on the right and you won't be bothered by any. Finally, enter the words you see in the 'captcha' box on the bottom - if they look too confusing just click on the little circle of arrows and it will give you another one.

2. You are now registered for the site, and you will get an email in your inbox. In this email will be a random password and a link that takes you back to the changemakers site. Click on it. When you get there, there will be a login button that will automatically log you into the site. The first place it will take you after you click on it is your profile page where you can change your password to something you can remember more easily. Feel free to change it, but if you are just quickly registering to vote it won't matter. (If you accidentally click off the site, the auto-login link will not work again, so you'll have to use the username and password sent to your email to login again.)
 
3. Now that you are registered and logged in, open the NonGMOProject contest entry page in another window like you did before. (If you go to this page without logging in first you will not be able to vote.)
http://www.changemakers.com/en-us/node/58742
On the right hand side is a Thumb's Up that shows how many votes we have.
Click on it and watch your vote be added.
 
IT SAYS THE CONTEST IS CLOSED BUT DON'T WORRY YOU CAN STILL VOTE

4. You are done! (If you want, you can also leave a comment.)

Voting closes TODAY.
 
PLEASE VOTE AND PLEASE ASK FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO DO THE SAME. THANK YOU!