PRETTY IN RED MEANS Get Monsanto Out AND Grow My Own
Temecula, CA – Checking the wire services about yesterday’s March Against Monsanto allows me to
To fill in the blanks, the use of the word ‘hijack’ in previous stories about this latest anti-GMO wave, referred to the ‘cause’ outgrowing the previous organizational confines spontaneously.
In other news, the U.S. Senate this week overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
The Biotechnology Industry Organization, a lobbying group that represents Monsanto, DuPont & Co. and other makers of genetically modified seeds, has said that it supports voluntary labeling for people who seek out such products. But it says that mandatory labeling would only mislead or confuse consumers into thinking the products aren't safe, even though the GMO'd FDA has said there's no difference between GMO and organic, non-GMO foods.
However, state legislatures in Vermont and Connecticut moved ahead this month with votes to make food companies declare genetically modified ingredients on their packages.
Under perfect skies, a growing group of citizens from Temecula and Murrieta, gathered to disseminate knowledge and information onto a population that x-Orange County folk call conservative. To gain attention from passing motorists, most of the people that were parents, were dressed in matching but individually numbered almost fire engine red tee shirts from the ‘We Count’ POD [Print On Demand] company.
Though mostly moms and families, people as varied as an inventor, a dietician, a woman with intestine leakage due to GMO foods, and even a scientist who just wanted the choice relative to 64 other countries [up from 61 at the time of Prop 37], showed up at the Temecula Duck Pond. When the ranks had grown to about two-hundred plus, Jackie and Momo, started the main event, which was a march from the duck pond to City Hall in Old Town.
At City Hall, on the steps of T-town’s council splendor, a structure that impressed a number of first time visitors who hadn’t seen the place close up, several people delivered speeches that could be summed up with the following statement. ‘The truth may set you free, but first it will piss you off’. After that it was a photo op to capture the moment in Temecula history and Riverside County activism since no mainstream* or local independent news sources** save the Calendar were around.
Flyers containing info about GMOs, Monsanto, products, ingredients, companies against Prop 37 to boycott [endorsed here], MAAM, and a list of documentaries to watch for free education (at end of this article) werehope.
Unlike the MAAM (Moms Across America March, see back pages) which is still scheduled for July 4th, the 'March Against Monsanto' movement began just a few months ago, when Tami Canal created a Facebook page on Feb. 28 calling for a rally against the company's practices.
"If I had gotten 3,000 people to join me, I would have considered that a success," she said Saturday. Instead, 2,000,000 responded to her message.
Together with Seattle blogger and activist Emilie Rensink and Nick Bernabe of Anti-Media.org, Canal worked with A Revolt.org digital anarchy to promote international awareness of the event. She called the turnout of 436 Marches in 52 countries "incredible," and credited social media for being a vehicle for furthering opportunities for activism. Despite the size of the gatherings, Canal said she was grateful that the marches were uniformly peaceful and no arrests have been reported.
"It was empowering and inspiring to see so many people, from different walks of life, put aside their differences and come together today," she said. The group plans to harness the success of the event to continue its anti-GMO cause. "We will continue until Monsanto complies with consumer demand. They are poisoning our children, poisoning our planet," she said. "If we don't act, who's going to?"
Because of the no-show by the 'press' (*- no PE.com, no SD Trib; **- no Neighbors, SWNS, no city online/print editions, and nary a Patch for these troubles in sight though the Valley News had a photographer onsite. Also no Examiners to examine Monsanto), a new march, March Against Mainstream Media has been launched for June 29th, 2013, as the summer begins to heat up like the box office.
Join us here when we, the ONLY free press that cares, bring you, Here Comes The MAMM.
For your perusal
“Glyphosate Exposure” – www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=22645
“GMO Truths and Myths” –
www.eathopensource.org/files/pdfs/GMOMythsandTruths/GMOMythsandTruths1.3b.pdf (Scrubbed by Monsanto?)
“GMO Crops – Prospects and Effects” (2012)
www.gmwatch.org/files/IndiaGMReport.pdf (Scrubbed by Monsanto?)
“The Honeybee ?”
www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pubmed/22292570 (Scrubbed by Monsanto?)
The World According To Monsanto http://bit.ly/r9lY0k
(Redirected by Monsanto?)
(Redirected by Monsanto?)
Genetic Roulette http://bit.ly/17mRXRw (Scrubbed by
Scientists Under Attack http://bit.ly/XMsxJa