2pm at the Fountain in Forsyth Park at noon, with photo ops, educational tables, music and more — join us and send a powerful message to one of the most polluting corporations in the world!Oher Georgia events include Athens, Brunswick, and Atlanta.
Here’s how to organize a march. Why? David Knowles wrote for New York Daily News 8 May 2013, VIDEO: Stars align in protest against food giant Monsanto over GMO crops: Foes of the conglomerate have produced a video shining light on the supposed dangers of genetically modified crops. Bill Maher, Danny Devito and Dave Matthews will be among the celebrities speaking out.
“Here in America you don’t get the right to know whether you’re eating genetically modified organisms,” Dave Matthews says in the video that asks viewers to participate in a global day of protest against the company on May 25.
- 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-led research on the long-term effects of GM 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 GM seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have contributed to Colony Collapse Disorder among the world’s bee population.
What are solutions we advocate?
- 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.
We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. That’s why we March Against Monsanto.
Much more on this blog, about Monsanto, Natural Society’s Worst Company of 2011, Covalent’s least ethical company of 2010, including scientific evidence that both Roundup-Ready corn and Roundup are toxic to humans, including cancer, liver and kidney damage, and Parkinson’s-Related Brain Damage, how since mutant pigweed and others have become resistant to Roundup, you may also get 2,4-D (half of Agent Orange) on Monsanto-seed crops with residues in your food, and yet another lawsuit against Monsanto for having ‘knowingly poisoned workers’. Plus the “Fox can lie” lawsuit because of Monsanto.