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March Against Monsanto

On May 23, 2015, millions of people will let their feet do the talking, as they rally together in 50 countries and 400 cities, to March Against Monsanto.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 | 10:00am | Niagara Square | Buffalo NY

  • Vote 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.

In Buffalo, we have become increasingly aware that supporting our local farms is not only the healthiest choice, it’s also the only way that we can collectively battle Monsanto.

I recently attended a Farm2Curb conference on Main Street, which was a real eye opener into the possibilities of the small farm movement. And there is a growing movement. As each farmer stood up and spoke about his or her passions for producing and selling wholesome, delicious, organic foods directly to the public, I couldn’t help but think that finally the tides were beginning to turn. Today there are farmers’ markets throughout the city. People are looking for more and more ways to get a hold of locally raised and grown foods.

The health of this nation is still in jeopardy. At the same time, we are witnessing an era where, for the first time, McDonald’s is in trouble and is closing 700 restaurants in the first half of 2015. That’s a sign that people are finally starting to wake up and smell the Fair Trade Coffee.

March Against Monsanto is less than a month away. If you care about the future of the planet’s food, and are willing to participate in the anti-GMO march, be sure to mark May 23, 2015 off on the calendar.

See you at the march!

 

Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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