Millions Against Monsanto – World Food Day!
Join One of More than 100 World Food Day Events Nationwide!
October 16: Biggest U.S. Day of Action Yet for Labels on Genetically Engineered Food!
The Organic Consumers Association’s Millions Against Monsanto campaign is marking Non-GMO Month (October) and World Food Day (October 16) with more than 100 World Food Day events nationwide, making it the biggest single day of action for labels on genetically engineered food in U.S. history.
Anger and frustration over the problem of unlabeled genetically engineered ingredients in our food reached a high point this year when the Obama Administration approved Monsanto’s sweet corn, alfalfa, and sugar beets without any regulations to prevent contamination of organic varieties and no labeling requirements, and also indicated that it will approve the first genetically engineered animal for human consumption, AquaBounty salmon, again without the labels demanded by 93% of U.S. consumers.
The Millions Against Monsanto World Food Day events take their inspiration from the first wave of protests, the dozens of Right2Know Rallies held on March 26, 2011.
The events are organized in solidarity with and in support of:
- LabelGMOs.org’s campaign for a 2012 California ballot initiative
- GMOLabeling.webs.com’s campaign for a 2012 Michigan ballot initiative
- Right2KnowMarch.org’s walk from New York City to Washington, D.C.
- JustLabelIt.org’s FDA petition
- Federal & state legislation to label and regulate genetically engineered food
- The WhiteHouse.gov petition asking President Obama to label genetically engineered food
- OccupyWallSt.org and OccupyTogether.org – If we had a real democracy, where the will of the voters – the 93% of us who think genetically engineered foods should be labeled – trumped corporate money, we wouldn’t have to fight “Food, Inc.” for our right to know what’s in our food.
- 350.org – Monsanto has disingenuously promoted its unsustainable crops as biofuels deserving of carbon credits. Transitioning from global industrial food production to local organic farming and ranching, which increase soil organic matter and sequester carbon, is the best way to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Reposted from www.organicconsumers.org
Check out this video of Obama in 2007 swearing that he will immediately label Genetically Modified Food if elected: