On May 25, activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto.
If you are physically unable to be at a regional march on Saturday, you can march in place and send a #MAM #MonsantoIsPoison #LemonInstagrams2Congress Tweet from wherever you are to make it "trending" to #SayNoToGMO.
@OccupyLA will be meeting at 10AM in Pershing Square on Saturday, May 25 (a full moon!) for one of the biggest marches in the country- you can find out more at the facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/450802781654427/
& In honor of Mother Teresa's quote, "as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there." and those handi-capable who are physically unable to march at all, but care about the RightToKnow what we put in our bodies, we suggest you #MakeLoveNotWar and #KissToStopMonsanto! Post your #twitpics & #instagrams with #KissToStopMonsanto and we will feature them in a special collage/postcard/photogrid going to members of Congress!
Why do we march?
- Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.
- In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-lead research on the long-term effects of GMO products.
- Recently, the U.S. Congress and president collectively passed the nicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds.
- For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.
- Monsanto's GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse among the world's bee population.
- Voting with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto-owned companies that use GMOs in their products.
- Labeling of GMOs so that consumers can make those informed decisions easier.
- Repealing relevant provisions of the US's "Monsanto Protection Act."
- Calling for further scientific research on the health effects of GMOs.
- Holding Monsanto executives and Monsanto-supporting politicians accountable through direct communication, grassroots journalism, social media, etc.
- Continuing to inform the public about Monsanto's secrets.
- Taking to the streets to show the world and Monsanto that we won't take these injustices quietly.
Join us! http://on.fb.me/ZUxe3o
Find cities already participating: http://bit.ly/ZTDsk8
Start your own: http://on.fb.me/16qw2r4