Sure, it may be six months away but it’s time to plant the seed (no pun intended) so you can organize or attend an event in your area.
MillionsAgainstMonsanto.org is organizing a march against Monsanto on World Food Day this year, October 16, 2011. Their goal is to reach 2,300 supporters in 435 local chapters for a nationwide day of action, turning out 1,000,000 people against Monsanto in support of our right to know, and choose, what’s in our food.
Monsanto produces genetically modified (GMO) seeds, which many people believe are harmful to our health, and possibly the source of numerous diseases and food allergies. (Read about their stance on the topic on their website.)
The Organic Consumers Association has provided a list of local chapters so you can find out how to get involved where you live. To find out more about the march, check out this YouTube video produced by the Organic Consumers Association.
And if you can’t make the march, how about signing a petition requesting that “all food packaging should clearly identify all non-organic ingredients containing soy, corn, cottonseed oil, canola, sugar beets, alfalfa or GM growth hormones with a label or shelf sign that says ‘May Contain GMOs’ and identify all meat, dairy, and eggs that come from CAFOs [Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations] with a label or shelf sign that says ‘CAFO.’”
Demanding mandatory GMO labeling worked in the European Union. Let’s make it happen in the United States!