MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO
- Fort Wayne Indiana -
May 23, 2015 2pm
Allen County Courthouse Green
Bring signs & banners!!!
Come rally together on the
Allen County Courthouse Green 2pm
Listen to local speakers &
HOPE & JOHN SHEEHAN
After Scheduled Speakers
& Performers OPEN MIC
March around Courthouse
to follow OPEN MIC
Food Not Bombs Fort Wayne
will be serving free food
with literature at their table
about this organization
Food Not Lawns will be present
with literature about
Saturday, May 23, a broad coalition of individuals and groups will gather in cities and towns all over the world, as part of a global March Against Monsanto. The intention of this march is to raise public awareness and bring increasing political pressure to bear regarding Monsanto’s corporate farming and business practices and to fight for labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered and/or modified materials.
It has been estimated that 38 countries spanning 6 continents and 428 cities will be participating in the Global March Against Monsanto for a peaceful, non-violent, informational protest.
Monsanto’s and other companies (e.g., Dow, Syngenta) genetically engineered food pose scientifically established health risks. These include, but are not limited to: organ damage, sterility and infant mortality, birth defects, immune reactions, allergies and increased cancer risks, http://healthyfoodnaturally.com/2012/02/07/gmo-health-risks/
“Monsanto is bankrupting famers, causing soil infertility, mono-cropping, loss of biodiversity, and bee hive collapse. Furthermore, their practices pose a very real threat to organic farming and loss of native plants. It is causing dependency on a centralized food system. In aggregate, this is a recipe for global famine,” warns long-time activist and member of the Gateway Greens, Daniel Romano.
An “Open Letter from World Scientists to All Governments Concerning Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)” (www.i-sis.org.uk/list.php), signed by 828 scientists from 84 countries, detailed concern regarding GMOs coupled with a call for immediate 5 year suspension of GMO crops in order to conduct “a comprehensive public enquiry of agriculture and food security for all.”
GMOs have been removed and banned by Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Madeira, New Zealand, Peru, South America, Russia, France, and Switzerland.
“Monsanto does not want consumers to know what they are eating and is continuing to aggressively fight labeling of GMOs in food. This effort is now reaching even further than blocking attempts by states like California, Oregon and Hawaii from passing labeling laws. Currently a Monsanto former lobbyist is one of the corporate representatives drafting the newest and largest international trade agreement, the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership). Non-Labeling of GMO foods is being written into the TPP.” – Barbara Chicherio, Gateway Green Alliance
The legislation pushed by the opposition is known much maligned (and misleading) “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,” which has been dubbed by activists as the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act.
The DARK Act was actually introduced by a powerful pro-GMO food lobby (learn more about it here).
An online event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/753961208032987/
A complete list of events can be found here: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/events
The World According to Monsanto (FULL LENGTH)
Seeds of Death (FULL LENGTH)
Monsanto Found Guilty of Chemical Poisoning in Landmark Case
Shocking results of Monsanto, Roundup cancer study spur global calls for ‘immediate action’ against GM crops
Over 800 world scientists agree: GM crops are nothing short of a bio-war on our food
Monsanto – A Half Century Of Health Scandals
Pesticides Make a Comeback
-Proposed and Passed Legislation, Judicial Decisions-
Feds delay approval of new Monsanto crops over environmental concerns – RT USA
Monsanto wins landmark patent case in Supreme Court
‘Monsanto Protection Act’: Chemical monopoly writes its own law
Genetically modified democracy: Monsanto moves to obliterate states’ rights to label GMOs
Editorial: Blunt’s ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ undermines legislative process
Senator Vows to Repeal ‘Monsanto Protection Act’
Petition to Repeal Monsanto Protection Act
Senators Propose Federal Legislation to Label GMO Food
Bad Seed Law
A Win for the Bees: EU Votes to Ban Bee-Harming Pesticides
- Practices -
Why Does Monsanto Need an Army of Mercenary Soldiers?
Monsanto Declares a Sneaky Social Media War Against Protesters
Former Monsanto employee put in charge of GMO papers at journal
- Indigenous Farmers -
Will Monsanto destroy Mexico’s corn?
Monsanto’s GMO Seeds Contributing to Farmer Suicides Every 30 Minutes
India Farmer Suicides Linked To Crop Failure, Climate Change (VIDEO)