Charlotte World Food Day March Against Monsanto 2013

 

Please join us for the 2013 World Food Day March Against Monsanto!  PLEASE, SPREAD THE WORD AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE!!!  Invite all your friends!

The World Food Day Celebration will be starting at Marshall Park at 12:00 pm. This is a family friendly event and an application to picket was filed with the CMPD and we have our receipt.  This is the CMPD equivalent of a permit.

Our celebration will welcome guest speakers that will inform you about Monsanto, the Genetic Modification of our food supply, the economic impact both in the US and globally and the health risks that can be associated with GMOs as well as what you can do about them.  We are striving to obtain 4 speakers. To date, the the following 2 speakers have been confirmed for our celebration: 

Debosree Roy is a research assistant currently working to obtain her PhD in Health Services Research at UNC-Charlotte.  A native of India, Deb is a member of a campus based non-profit, Association for India’s Development (AID).   AID aims to discover the inter-connectedness of problems plaguing the civil society in India and other developing nations.  Genetic modification is one such thing which has implications (mostly negative) for every component of our lives: our economy, our polity, our environment and our individual lives through access, choice and in the long term, our health and freedom.

Deb will be speaking about the definition of Genetic Modification, is it science or technology?  What are the lies propagated by the biotech industry internationally; is GMO truly capable of providing food security?  What are the economic and societal impacts of non-edible crops such as cotton?  Is genetic modification and patenting of life the new tool for neo-colonization, the newest injustice against indigenous cultures?  What is the long haul picture in the GMO industry strategy and why should we prioritize long term outcomes?

TracyAnne Allen is an active member of COVVHA, the Children of Vietnam Veterans Alliance. She is the daughter of Vietnam veteran parents who were both exposed to Agent Orange while serving our country. In honor of both her parents, she has become an advocate to raise awareness about the health effects for her generation and as a parent herself, the generations that follow Agent Orange exposure.Dr.

Holly Clemens will be speaking about the health issues potentially related to GMOs in our food supply.  Please check back for the full synopsis to come.

At 2 pm we will march west on 3rd St, right onto Tryon.  Once on Tryon we will spread out from the corner of Tryon & 3rd St to the corner of Tryon & 6th St where we will rally, distribute information, educate consumers and do speak outs on each corner for about 45 minutes. We will then exit via Trade Street heading east, go right onto Davidson St., then left onto 3rd returning to Marshall Park.

DNA is organizing this again and we would love for you to join us as we march against the largest GMO seed company in the world.  More details will be posted closer to the event.

If you are on facebook please join us there for discussions about the march. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/214034338772042/

WHEN
October 12, 2013 at 12pm - 5pm
WHERE
Marshall Park
800 E 3rd St
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States
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