Last year saw March Against Monsanto's taking place in over 50 countries worldwide. Millions of people taking to the streets to denounce Monsanto's greed and destruction of our environment and human rights.
Nottingham was proud to be part of that and will be again this year. Come along and add your voice to those that are awake and inspired to action. Change will only come if we call for it, if we are aware of the corruption and if we will not lie down and take it.
Monsanto is a figurehead for all those pushing Genetically Modified (GM) organisms on the world. An article claims the majority of American processed food likely contains GM ingredients from crops grown with engineered seeds. That's because just about all conventional U.S. corn and soya beans now have foreign genes.
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has warned that the public should avoid GM foods, stating, “There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is causation.” A large number of studies and incidents have implicated GM foods in a wide variety of health problems, including accelerated ageing, immune dysfunction, insulin disorders, organ damage and reproductive disruption.
GM crops enter Britain mainly as animal feed. There is no commercial growing, but there have been experimental trials of GM potatoes and wheat in recent years. In 2014, a trial of GM Camila sativa ("false flax") is planned, which has a genetically altered oil content (high in omega-3). But we do use their chemicals to kill pests, but these also kill bees, butterflies and wash into waterways poisoning aquatic life.
We need to keep the pressure up and let the Government and Monsanto know we do not want GM in the UK! Sadly our pathetic excuse for an Environment Minister is fully behind GM, so it's more important then ever we make our voices heard.
Meet at the Market Square in Nottingham city centre at 11am on the 24th May. Bring a banner, dress up as a bee, bang a drum or just bring yourself - all are welcome - family friendly!! More details of the route and activities on the day to follow :) thank you.
Some links if you want to learn more about Monsanto and GM:
You can also email us at No_GMO@live.co.uk