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Join us in the "March Against Monsanto"!!
1pm Saturday 5/25/13 - City Hall downtown Dallas

Make a statement against this evil corporate giant! Bring signs!

• The event starts at Dallas City Hall promptly at 1:00 PM(CST)- 1500 Marilla Street.
• We then head to Farmer’s Market and use this opportunity to info share with fellow citizens.
• We will then circle back to 1500 Marilla Street to complete the event.
https://www.facebook.com/events/142279852616256/
So far, more than 1,000 people have confirmed attendance to the Dallas march, with more than 650 going to the Fort Worth rally.


Scott Reitz of the Dallas Observer writes about the event here...
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/2013/05/protesters_prepare_march_again.php

MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO - An International Effort -
http://greensourcedfw.org/articles/julie-s-green-light-may-6-march-against-monsanto-boxed-water-0

An international effort to call out agri-business giant Monsanto will have a presence in North Texas this month. The Facebook campaign March Against Monsanto, started by a Utah woman, has spread around the globe, and to date 275 rallies are planned worldwide on May 25. Two are planned in North Texas. So far, more than 1,000 people have confirmed attendance to the Dallas march, with nearly 500 going to the Fort Worth rally.

Anger at Monsanto revolves around its production of genetically modified seeds, which are engineered to be pest-resistant, herbicide resistant or to boost nutrition. Critics say GMOs have not been adequately tested for human safety. There are also growing concerns about their harm to beneficial insects and wildlife. In addition, the corporation is widely viewed as having monopolized the industry and as wielding too much political influence.

The March Against Monsanto campaign was started by Tami Monroe Canal of Salt Lake City, who created the original Facebook page in February.

“I honestly didn’t have high expectations,” said the 31-year-old mother of two. “So many of my family and friends don’t know what a GMO is. Rather than going around being mad about [the issue], I decided to act.”

After she shared the Facebook page with friends, the campaign quickly spread through social media.

“I’m more shocked than anybody how it has taken off,” she said, recently by phone.

Jessica Winters of Glen Rose said she came across the page in March. She saw no Dallas march listed and offered to host it. She said she became concerned about Monsanto, after watching the documentaries Food, Inc and The World According to Monsanto. “I couldn’t eat right for awhile after that,” said Winters. She said the mission of the rally is to spread awareness.

“If enough people keep talking, we can’t be ignored,” she said.

The Dallas march will start at City Hall at 1 p.m. The Fort Worth march will start at General Worth Square.

The World According to Monsanto GMO Documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VEZYQF9WlE

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Official website: www.march-against-monsanto.com
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Also see moonlady.com
http://moonlady.com/march-against-monsanto-defend-your-right-for-good-untainted-food/

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 tumors, 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 favoritism. 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 makeup.
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?
Voting with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto-owned companies that use GMOs in their products.
Labeling 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.

Join us! http://on.fb.me/ZUxe3o

Find cities already participating: http://bit.ly/ZTDsk8


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