The Date has been set for 23 May 2015.
Venue - KingsBeach promenade - meet at the amphitheatre (between the new skatepark and the kiddies play area) - march to the peer and back to the amphitheatre.
MAKE your own Tshirts and banners 0n boxes, sheets card.. Colours are GREEN, WHITE with some RED for words like MONSANTO or GMO etc.... Get creative..
A family affair.. child friendly. (Let your children take action, after all this is THEIR future that we are fighting for)
Bring a picnic and blanket for the talks and music part of the morning.
March Against Monsanto is a global call to action aimed at informing the public, calling into question long-term health risks of genetically modified foods
Pointing out the corruption and motives of patenting seeds that have been modified, which cross pollinate into neighboring farms and then suing the farmers for infringement. (resulting in the loss of farms).
And the harmful effects of the chemical herbacide (roundup), used hand in hand with Monsantos GMO crops
This is a very big problem especially in South Africa where we are the only country in the world that has our Staple diet genetically modified... Corn..... (mealie pap).
The morning will consist of .. a peaceful march.. (with suprises)
Organic seed swap (bring your seeds, marked and in a container or brown packet of sorts and swap away)
organic seeds for sale for those who don't have anything to swap
- MC - yours truly
- Talk by organic footprints
- Organic food from local farmers for sale.
- Talk by philosopher David Pittaway - living the self sustainable, permaculture life
Talk by Alhyrian - founder of Try Ecosystems and collaborator with the Calabash Trust - a permaculture guru
- Talk by Emma Hay- busting the myths of Monsanto's GMO seeds
- Talk by 11 year old anti GMO child activist Ruth Johnson
- Talk By Ryan Allan - plant FOOD not lawns - guerilla style
- Meet the teen seed freedom guerilla gardening gang and hear what the seed freedom movement is about
- Songs on the GMO impact written by talented local musicians
Why do we march?
- Protect our food supply
- inform the public
- Support Local Farms
- Protect our enviromnent
- Promote organic solutions
- Expose the cronyism between big business and the government
- Bring accountability to those responsible for the corruption