March against Monsanto, May 23, in TO

From Global News.ca:

“TORONTO – Hundreds marched in Toronto Saturday joining thousands around the world to protest against genetically modified organisms and agribusiness giant Monsanto.

The “March Against Monsanto” protests are now in their third year and were held in several Canadian cities including Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. Organizers said that events were being held in 428 cities in 38 countries from North America to Africa and Europe.

Demonstrators in Toronto rallied outside of Queen’s Park before marching their way across the city to a GMO-free festival at Christie Pits in the city’s west end.

The group behind the event said in a statement the rally is about providing an opportunity to people to educate themselves about the “serious health conditions” linked to “Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods.”

Those who attended the rally in Toronto said it was about creating a grassroots movement.

“Companies like Monsanto have billions of dollars behind them. They can do their campaigns and there is not a problem. We are as grassroots as it comes,” Brock Sheppard, who identified himself as an organic food consumer, told Global News.

In Kelowna, B.C., dozens of protesters gathered calling for more protection of food supplies and to create awareness of what they say are harmful impacts of genetically modified foods like the Arctic Apple….”

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2 responses to “March against Monsanto, May 23, in TO

  1. royhammy

    We can fight Monsanto, Bayer and others by becoming farmers. At the same time fight corruption in government and have access to any food that you wish..INCLUDING RAW DAIRY OF ALL FORMS.
    Organic Farm Coop reply
    http://www.organicfarmcoop.org also on face book under GTA organic food coop and Organic farm coop.
    Under Ontario law you must be a farmer to have access to raw milk, our program covers that in being a land owner you qualify to be a farmer covering 99% of the corrupt milk act. To own about 1 acre of land involves a one time payment of $ 5000.00 and you will get a title deed stating you own 1% of the farm. If this is difficult to swing we have an OFFER TO PURCHASE AGREEMENT about 105.74 per month for 5 years and same status. No one can be involved without the $ 100.00 initiation fee ( working capital) For non dairy people there is a $ 500.00 per year to access all food (except raw dairy) at 50% discount.
    The $ 500.00 and $ 5000.00 go into a lawyer trust account and can be done by e commerce using email address of (dmorrison@poplaw.ca)
    The $ 100.00 can also be done by e commerce by email address ( gtaorganicfarmcoop@gmail.com) Also we are having a picnic —–Also call me for personal input Royce Hamer 905-756-4514
    There will be an Organic Farm Coop Picnic to be
    held on Sunday May 31 at Bronte Creek Provincial
    Park at 1.30 PM.
    We have a picnic area at parking lot “F”.
    To get there enter at the day gate off Burloak Dr.
    Then keep going south to parking lot “F” Go all the way on
    Road into the parking lot we are at the north east corner there is a white sign
    Facing the parking lot. RSVP is mandatory.
    I will
    supply grass fed beef burgers so since it is “pot
    luck” bring a dish and meet your fellow organic
    food coop enthusiasts. There is an entrance fee
    at the park gate. Sorry but that is the way it is.
    Here is your chance to learn more about GTA Organic
    Farm Coop Project., meet some of the people that
    are supporting and working to organize the project.
    Meet like-minded people, and share information
    and ideas and connections relating to organic food
    and its importance! Invite your friends and
    acquaintances who are interested in wellness and
    healthy food.

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