March Against Monsanto London 2015

 23 May
 Richmond Terrace, London SW1A
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 Mizan The Poet
This year's Annual March Against Monsanto will take place on 23rd May 2015. The Event promises to be packed with entertainment and speakers. Please check invite nearer the day for updates/changes. STATIC EVENT, TOGETHER PEOPLE, FRIENDS, FAMILIES AND FARMERS PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE. Join over 3.5 Million People in over 600 cities worldwide! We plant seed, grow local, eat sustainable food! 23 MAY 2015 12PM Richmond Terrace. London SW1A 21L Underground: Westminster 2 min walk. Speakers: LIZ O' NEILL, DIRECTOR GM FREEZE LINDA KAUCHER, Stop TTIP LAWRENCE WOODWARD, Beyond GM ELIZABETH BRAGG speaking about Small Farmers and Community Food. HAIDEE-LAURE GILES, War on Want, Senior International Programmes Officer (Food Justice) JESSICA HARRISON, Coordinator of the GM-Free Australia Alliance and MADGE co-founder Jessica will speak on: *The Global Movement - How GMO rejection in Europe helps farmers in Australia. *Steve Marsh and threats to GM-free farming. *Why MADGE Mums are organising and staying GM-free. PETE DEAN, Biofuelwatch DONNACHADH MCARTHY Author, broadcaster and journalist on environmental issues. MIZAN THE POET Other speakers to be confirmed. Programme may be subject to change. Nearest Underground: Westminster, District and Circle Lines Artists Anthony Antarma Buckland - A spiritually soulful & vibrant lover of the earth and mankind who is also a multi talented artist I&Ideal - Revolutionary rapper and a passionate activist. Nathaniel Nye - A very talented conscious spoken word artist. Shock Hazard - Revolutionary Rock band who want to use music to inspire positive change. Edward Unique - Very talented Spoken word artist and activist. Programme may be subject to change. For all those who don't know about March Against Monsanto, please read below. Taken from their website Mission Statement March Against Monsanto United States "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 tumours, 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-lead research on the long-term effects of GMO 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 favouritism. 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 make-up. Monsanto’s GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse among the world’s bee population. What are solutions we advocate for? Vote with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto owned companies that use GMOs in their products. Labelling 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. We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. That’s why we March Against Monsanto!"

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