Right, you lot. Volunteers are making this happen. We’re all bitchin’ & itchin’ to ban GMOs – lets take it to the streets on 24 May. If you can help, message these pages. Take the initiative, get your groups, organizations, colleagues, neighbours, family & friends involved. People with mobility issues will be assisted. If you can help transport people to events, do it. This is a March, for the People, of the People, by the People. NO GMOs = No woesing out.
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March Against Monsant Mission Statement:
On May 24, 2014 activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto. We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. That’s why we March Against Monsanto.
**The South African Branch focus on both local and international issues. GMO is a planet-wide threat, and has encroached into soo many social, political, legislative and civil rights. A win for one is a win for all.
What are solutions we advocate?
– Voting with your wallet 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.
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.
– See more at: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/2013/04/why-do-we-march.html#sthash.5Q5AIKtE.dpuf
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