GLOBAL MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO-Saturday May 24, 2014
May 22, 2014
GLOBAL March Against Monsanto THIS Saturday, May 24, 2014 (click on the link to get active in your part of the World)
For local Arizona People:
From their webpage:
If there isn’t a march in your area, you can still start one! Here’s how: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/2014/02/directions-to-organize-march-against.html
Whether you are physically marching or not, please join our social media hashtag storm that will be coinciding with the march on Saturday. The details and hashtags will be released through the event page and our Facebook page. You can RSVP to the event here.
Please invite your friends lists to your local events and to the social media storm. Here’s an easy plugin for Firefox users to automatically invite all of their Facebook friends: http://mzl.la/1eIy3Ct
To view March Against Monsanto’s press release, go here. Please forward this press release to any and all of your press contacts.
Hope to see everyone out there! Here are our links to stay up to date and get involved:
Global event list: www.march-against-monsanto.com/p/blog-page_5.html
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonstanto – See more at: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/#sthash.EfyyAdlU.dpuf
And if you’re looking for an app that will help you determine what goods or companies to boycott or to learn more: (Again, I didn’t start either of these campaigns but am a big fan of the buycott app.)
GMOs, like those created by Monsanto, are dangerous because of the way they change our environment and Monsanto’s herbicides, such as RoundUp, may cause potential health risks to plants, animals, and people alike. An interview with the researcher who reported on these herbicides can be seen here.
Monsanto’s GM patents make it illegal for farmers to replant the seed from the former year’s crop (a practice down for thousands of years) on the grounds of patent infringement. What this also means is that if a non-GMO crop is somehow altered, naturally, by the Monsanto GMO crops, Monsanto now owns the rights to those seeds as well – making them unplantable the next year.
These practices and more make Monsanto a shady corporation worthy of avoiding.
Knowing what’s in your food is a basic right. Consumers in the European Union have a right to know if their food contains GMOs, although most GMOs are not approved for human consumption. All Chinese and Russian consumers have a right to know if their food contains GMOs. Saudi Arabian consumers have a right to know if their food contains GMOs.  But Americans have been left in the dark by companies seeking the maximize profits and the politicians who are willing to do their bidding.