March Against Monsanto – Seattle

May 25, 2013 @ 11:00 am
401 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

It’s time to take back our food. It’s time to March Against Monsanto.


- 11 a.m. Rally at Westlake Park
- 12 p.m. March to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- 1:15 p.m. Continue Marching to Seattle Center
- 1:30 p.m. End at the Folklife Festival

Why do we march?

Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.

In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-lead research on the long-term effects of GMO products.

Recently, the U.S. Congress and president collectively passed the nicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds.

For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.

Monsanto’s GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse among the world’s bee population.

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Yes on 522 gives Washington consumers more information about what’s in the food they and their families eat. Under this initiative, genetically engineered foods, like corn or soy, or foods with genetically engineered ingredients like chips, cold cereals, soft drinks, and candy would have a label noting that the food or food product had been genetically engineered.

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