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Do you remember that during the campaign for Prop 37 we were told not to "bad mouth" Monsanto because we needed to stay with our positive message of having the right to know what's in our food?
WELL ALL YOU FOLKS - THIS IS OUR CHANCE TO "BADMOUTH" MONSANTO all we want!!
JOIN The Santa Cruz March Against Monsanto
When: Saturday, May 25th
Where: Meet up at the Town Clock between 10 and 11 am
Route: Starting from the Town Clock, march up Water St. to Ocean, turn right on Ocean, up to Soquel, turn right on Soquel, up to Front St., turn right on Front and then return to the Town Clock.
The organizer for this Santa Cruz event is Manuel Rosales
You can follow the Santa Cruz March Facebook event page here:
Activists will be uniting worldwide for this march: check out all the events this day
MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO
We will need signs, of course, and if you plan to come to the march, and you need some sign-making materials, then let me know by emailing me here at gmofreesc [at] gmail.com and I can help you with that.
So, please come out to join the march at the Town Clock at 10 am on Saturday, May 25th --
Let's tell Monsanto that we are not going to let them continue to contaminate our food supply with chemicals and GMOs!
Attached is a flyer you can post to spread the word.
On May 25, activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto.
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-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.
March Against Monsanto in Santa Cruz Flier