GE Free Comox Valley

Say No to GMO

MAM

For more information about March Against Monsanto in the Comox Valley click here.

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-led research on the long-term effects of GM 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 GM seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have contributed to Colony Collapse Disorder among the world’s bee population.

What are solutions we advocate?

1797509_715723381782628_1483034760_nVoting 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.

 

Poet Laureate Kevin Flesher

Poet Laureate Kevin Flesher

For the full poem by Comox Valley Poet Laureate Kevin Flesher, entitled “Blue Dot”, including his additional verse for the occasion, click on
Blue Dot. Kevin Flesher

TomCat and SlickRick sing "Wake up little Suzie" while Denman Raging Grannies look on.

TomCat and SlickRick sing “Wake up little Suzie” while Denman Raging Grannies look on.

Grade 7 student, Inara Turner eloquently speaks about soil life and the impact of glyphosate.

Grade 7 student, Inara Turner eloquently speaks about soil life and the impact of glyphosate.

Inara Turner’s speech can be viewed by clicking on Soil life.Inara

MAM 2015 CV keynote Arzeena Hamir, BSc Crop Sciences and Masters in Sustainable Agriculture

MAM 2015 CV keynote Arzeena Hamir, BSc Crop Sciences and Masters in Sustainable Agriculture

For Arzeena Hamir’s keynote, click on Dear Monsanto.Arzeena keynote

MAM 2015 at Courtenay City Hall

MAM 2015 at Courtenay City Hall

Drummers sending off the MAM 2015

Drummers sending off the MAM 2015

Enthusiastic marcher carrying the GE Free Comox Valley banner

Enthusiastic marcher carrying the GE Free Comox Valley banner

MAM 2015 a family concern

MAM 2015 a family concern

MAM 2015 sign making tent was a busy place!

MAM 2015 sign making tent was a busy place!

MAM 2015 at Courtenay City Hall

MAM 2015 at Courtenay City Hall

Another sign MAM 2015

Another sign MAM 2015

Denman Raging Grannies

Denman Raging Grannies

MAM 2015 MC Ronna-Rae Leonard holding up template for letter of support for GE Free Purchasing Policy

MAM 2015 MC Ronna-Rae Leonard holding up template for letter of support for GE Free Purchasing Policy

Information Booth MAM 2015

Information Booth MAM 2015

MAM 2015 CV at Courtenay City Hall

MAM 2015 CV at Courtenay City Hall

MAM 2015 CV

MAM 2015 CV

the family that marches together...  at MAM 2015 Comox Valley

the family that marches together… at MAM 2015 Comox Valley

Inara Turner’s speech can be viewed by clicking on Soil life.Inara

2 responses to “MAM

  1. Susan Holvenstot April 30, 2016 at 6:50 am

    How come there is no info on the 2016 March Against Monsanto? Rally at noon in Simms Park, downtown by the bridge , and March starting at 1 pm.

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