We had about 30-40 people turn out for our March Against Monsanto on World Food Day. … Read More Sequim and the northern Olympic Peninsula in Washington State
by Trish Sheldon
With co-leaders Mel and Atiya, I facilitate the Action Group for ‘GMO Free Florida’ and the ‘Millions Against Monsanto, Florida Chapter’.
We are working on multiple fronts:
– looking into several Florida (local & state) labeling initiatives and networking with our newly active Non-GMO groups across Florida;
– doing Outreach, Leafleting, Speaking, Film Screenings, Petition Signing, Letters to our Constituents and Direct Action.
– I also take clients shopping to show them how to ‘really’ read labels, advise on what to buy or avoid and I speak at Mommy & Me groups.
… Read More GMO-Free Florida: The Momentum is Rolling!
by Jenny Easley
We had a great event on World Food Day, with 50 to 60 people attending notwithstanding pouring rain. Two news channels showed up as a result of our press release, and the event was featured the following evening. We suspect the station managers are not aware of the hornet’s nest they kicked by doing so–Monsanto, Forage, American Crystal Sugar and Syngenta are strong forces here in Idaho.
Besides Jenny and Leslie, we had guest speakers: Phil Geertson, a local alfalfa seed farmer who is currently the lead plaintiff in a suit against USDA and Monsanto. His case has been taken up by the Center for Food Safety. Phil spoke about the cross contamination of alfalfa and how it has severely impacted our seed exports. He also spoke about a study he paid for, during the first deregulation, to test feral alfalfa seed from three different counties in Oregon and Idaho: 9 out of 10 samples of feral alfalfa were positive for the GMO gene. … Read More GMO Free Idaho: World Food Day and How We are Moving Forward