March Against Monsanto Benefit Show Tonight

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Sara Ventiera
Obviously, people are pretty pissed about the lack of labeling on Genetically Modified Foods--a.k.a GMOs or GE foods.

Since California's Proposition 37 failed last fall, anti-GMO groups across the country have rallied together to get labeling initiative put on state legislative agendas.

Some have held up better than others--Florida's House bill didn't even make it to its first committee.

Regardless, activists are forging along. In preparation for the global--yes, global--March Against Monsanto on May 25, local activists are holding a benefit tonight.

See Also:
- Oregon Saying No to Frankenfish: Florida Senate GMO Labeling Bill Not on Agriculture Committee Agenda
- Monsanto Protection Act Makes Its Way Through Senate

The benefit will be taking place at 8 p.m. tonight (yes, Wednesday, May 8) at Churchill's Pub in Miami. The $5 entry fee will help activists raise funds for flyers, informational pamphlets, stickers, supplies, and permit costs for the May 25 march.

"This has just stemmed out from the anger for the Monsanto Protection Rider," said Trish Sheldon of the Broward-based GMO Free Florida, "It took Europe two weeks [to address GMOs]. People need to not be afraid to stand up.This is our food."

The event will feature two stages--one indoors, one out--with bands, DJs, informative talks, puppet shows--seriously--and body painting.

Master Feathers, Sonida Russia, and the Sandman will be performing on the outside party stage. Indoors it will be the Upton Downs; Magen Melancholy; Catacomb Crows; Tony Wylder; Trish Sheldon, State Organizer for GMO Free Florida; the Autonomous Playhouse, performing the puppet show; Jay Vic, Steve Grant, and Kevin Kage; the Vilifiers; Xela Zaid; Sharlyn Evertz; the Bearings.

There have been marches scheduled in 250 cities, spread through more than 30 countries across the world--ranging from India and Nigeria to Mobile, Alabama and New York--on May 25.

"It's moms and angry consumers who want to know what's in our food," said Sheldon, "If you're not going to stop it, at least label it. We have the right to know what's in our food."

So far over 1,100 individuals have RSVP'd for the March Against Monsanto Miami.

For more information about the March Against Monsanto visit march-against-monsanto.com. For more about the Miami march, in particular, visit their Facebook event page.

Churchill's Pub is located at 5501 NE 2 Ave. in Miami. Call 305-757-1807, or visit churchillspub.com.





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Churchill's Pub

5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

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tomjensen
tomjensen

Can any of these conspiritards prove why a GMO label is necessary or even useful without using emotional rhetoric or ideology? If they can’t, then how does this improve transparency?

HerbB
HerbB

What a bunch of losers. Europe is in financial decline, so yeah, lets be just like them.

saraventiera
saraventiera

@HerbB Are the losers Europeans? Or activists? I'm not really sure how the financial crisis in Europe relates to requiring mandatory labeling of GMOs.

Anonymous
Anonymous

@HerbB Most of the world labels GMO since they realize it is a human rights violation not to allow their citizens to be both informed of and consent to being part of this medial experiment where GE foods are consumed.  If you want to be a part of this medical experiment that is your choice but it is a Nazi style human rights violation to force the rest of us to consume GE foods unknowingly and often unwillingly. 

Anonymous
Anonymous

@HerbB Most of the world labels GMO since they realize it is a human rights violation not to allow their citizens to be both informed of and consent to being part of this medial experiment where GE foods are consumed.  If you want to be a part of this medical experiment that is your choice but it is a Nazi style human rights violation to force the rest of us to consume GE foods unknowingly and often unwillingly. 

Foodlova
Foodlova

@HerbB the labeling of Genetically Engineered foods have nothing to do with financial decline.  Happy eating!

tomjensen
tomjensen

@Anonymous Homosexuality and women drivers have been banned in other countries, should we ban those too just because someone else did?

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