The Organic Consumers Association is proud to join the Green Initiatives Education Fund, Food and Water Watch, Food for Maine’s Future, and Food Not Bombs in cosponsoring a rally and March Against Monsanto THIS Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2pm in Congress Square Park in Portland!
Once again, Mainers will be rising to take stand for food freedom by rallying and marching against Monsanto, the pesticide and chemical manufacturing bio-technology corporation producing our food. Monsanto is responsible for harmful products such as RoundUp herbicide, Agent Orange, PCPs, DDT, Dioxin, Aspartame, GMO’s and many other harmful and toxic products.
We will be holding a pollinator “die-in” to illustrate the harmful effects of such toxic chemicals including bee colony collapse and the shrinking butterfly population. Participants are encouraged to dress up as bees, butterflies, veggies, or wear a hazmat suit like a GMO farm worker to spray us “dead.” Get creative!
This year, Maine legislators together with the Organic Consumers Association have introduced an exciting bill, LD 991, which would require GMO labeling immediately in Maine, without waiting for other states to take action. This will not pass without our voices being heard! Rallying together against the biotech bully Monsanto is a great way to get our message out!
Also this past year, Representative Mike Pompeo introduced a bill to Congress that would negate states’ rights to require GMO labeling. This bill, nicknamed the DARK (Denying Americans’ Right to Know) Act, would give absolute authority to the FDA on whether or not GMO’s are deemed safe and should be labeled. This is very scary considering the World Heath Organization just recently deemed glyphosate, the lead ingredient in the most widely used herbicide RoundUp and is injected into GMO’s to be “RoundUp ready” to be “likely carcinogenic.”
Let’s rally together in support of our local organic farmers, in support of healthy non-toxic living, and in support of our Earth, and support of our future generations!
If you would like to get involved with hosting a banner-making party, education, creating materials, promotion, organizing, and volunteering, please email Whitley at marchagainstmonsanto.Portland@gmail.com.