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Update:(****Start Location Change*****)
March Against Monsanto: Richmond
In solidarity with ‘consumers’ across the WORLD,
Richmond citizens are going to March Against Monsanto.
On Saturday May 25th at 2pm, citizens of Metro Richmond will be peaceably assembling in the area of Carytown, Richmond, on the sidewalks of Thompson and Floyd Ave near the Post Office.

Time:
March Against Monsanto: Richmond
May 25th 2-4pm
We will Get there around 1:30 and start at 2pm. The march will start Promptly at 2:15pm!!!! Don’t be late!!!

*****MAP WILL FOLLOW*****

Where:
Corner of Thompson and Floyd Ave-
Carytown, Richmond, VA

Purpose:
•To protest the Monsanto Corporation, Big Agribusiness, and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s).

•To Express outright condemnation of recent unlawful, immoral and unjust laws (H.R. 933: Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013- Farmer Assurance Provision, Section 735), allowing Monsanto and other agribusiness giants to promote and plant Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and genetically engineered (GE) seeds while being free from litigation that might prove their products unsafe for human consumption.

• Exercising our freedom of choice, WE demand products containing GMO’s to be labeled
•Until that time, WE call for the immediate Expulsion of all GMO Foods from Metro Richmond, VA!

This nonviolent rally will focus on spreading awareness of Monsanto and corporate agriculture and the harmful effects of GMO seeds on our environment, organic farmers/farms, and our bodies. Participants will be providing information on Monsanto’s corporate crimes against humanity and attacks on our freedom of food choice as well as healthy food alternatives in the Richmond Area (farmers’ markets, Community Supported Agriculture, Seed sharing, organic options, gardens and urban agriculture).

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The Wingnut Anarchist Collective is hosting a full-on SIGN MAKING PARTY for the March Against Monsanto on thursday (May 23rd) evening at 4pm-8pm. We will have some supplies but please try bringing your own signage and supplies if possible. This is also a non-GMO potluck and we encourage people to even bring local produce if they know anyone who would want to buy/trade them. Learn your locals, get active and come visit us at The Wingnut for various other workshops and events around richmond. Thank you all. Be safe. It’s hot out there.

 

Event Page link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/355658477877810/?fref=ts

Hey everyone! This year on Saturday, May 25th the Wingnut and various other groups are heading the peaceful March Against Monsanto in Carytown at 2pm.

Instructions/commentary/information can be found on the Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/355658477877810/?fref=ts 

We are excited to see some amazing costumes, artwork, photography, and activism during the march!

For those that do not know, Monsanto is an organization responsible for outlawing at-home gardening, creating Round-up & Agent Orange (Used primarily in Vietnam), hoarding stockpiles of organic heirloom seeds so that the public has no access to them, striking at the organic food industry, etc etc…

Essentially Monsanto can be linked to obesity, cancer, and various other health ailments within America and we aim to strike them as well as the FDA, USDA, GMA, and any other GMO supporting industry down.

There will be an informal meeting headed for all interested at Ellwood Thompsons this Sunday (12th) at 4pm. Please attend for more information and to meet all of the fellow like-minded activists.