Posts Tagged ‘gmo’

Our Pals at ACORN Community in Louisa have had a SECOND fire this year, this time damaging their main building. These folks are incredible, do incredible work for agriculture and community. There are so many amazing residents, and they need some support right now. Please, if you are able to, donate to their repair fund. And definitely share this with others who might be willing and able to support them!

There indiegogo fundraiser:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/acorn-community-s-post-arson-repairs?show_todos=true

http://igg.me/p/576244

Huge thanks to everyone involved in the organizing and participating of the March Against Monsanto in Richmond, VA today. All of us Wingnuts had a great time.

Extra love to the bike marshalls, legal observers, and copwatchers! And super extra love to the person who was arrested, the person who got hit by a cop car while on their bike, and the person shoved by a cop.

We took the street, there were a ton of us, and this is just the beggining.

Looking forward to seeing the connections drawn between the food justice movement and many other pressing issues around various oppressions, and having all of this energy move forward into more and more positive things!

Huge thanks to David Martin of Martin images for coming out and filming the march. If you have a way to support David Martin, please do, he really does a great job of supporting a variety of protests and movements that the mainstream media doesn’t do anything close to justice with.

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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).

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

On Friday December 28th at 7pm, Food Not Bombs member Baldeep Pooni will be giving a presentation and screening a documentary at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective on Monsanto.

The World According to Monsanto by Marie-Monique Robin is the documentary that will be shown (1 hour, 48 minutes)

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“Monsanto is operating in the U.S.A. with very secretive and harmful methods that apply to the inhabitants of America as well as the rest of the world. If the food we eat today organic? Is it health for us? Is it even food? With genetically modified seeds Monsanto has copied the genetic coding of numerous products and have outlawed farming methods that use traditional seeds instead of GM seeds. Herbicides and pesticides are highly prevalent in the food we eat and the most disturbing fact is that they are operating successfully in the USA and the in the world without much opposition or criticism. It time the inhabitants of this planet wake up and demand proper methods of growing and producing food!”

Baldeep will be facilitating a discussion, as well as speaking to the serious issues that farmers in India are facing due to the practices of Monsanto.