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|March Against Monsanto Monterey|
|Date||Saturday October 12|
|Time||11:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
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Monterey State Beach
Monterey, California 93940
We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. Taking to the streets to show the world and Monsanto that we won't take these injustices quietly. Join us & make a difference.Added to the calendar on Sunday Oct 6th, 2013 8:37 AM
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 even if they are determined to be harmful to human health.
*For to 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.
Dress like Bees! Bring signs & drums!
11am: GMO Free, no trash potluck - bring your own plate, fork, etc...
12pm: March around El Estero Park
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.