On Saturday 31st May 2014, at 10:00AM The Clean Food Movement will unite to March Against Monsanto. Come and bring your family and friends.
10:00: Meeting at City Gate, Valletta (bring banners, posters, flyers, instruments etc)
Rest of the programme will be updated as we go along.
The Clean Food Movement is supported by:
Malta Organic Agriculture Movement
Green Drinks Malta
Friends of the Earth - Malta
Birdlife – Malta
Slow Food Movement
Nature Trust Malta
Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust
Action for Breast Cancer Foundation
Assocjazzjoni Maltija tal-Apikultura
Multiple Sclerosis Society Malta
The Vegetarian Society
And the following entities:
Centre for Environmental Education & Research (CEER)
Shirley Cauchi - Holistic Health Coaching -
Shanti Organic & Natural Products
Core Green Organic Foods
Sparkbow ECO Solutions
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Why do we march?
We are fighting to preserve the integrity of nature and ecosystems, to assure a positive approach to natural produce and to preserve the very survival of the human race.
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-led research on the long-term effects of GM 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 GM seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have contributed to Colony Collapse Disorder among the world's bee population.
What are solutions we advocate?
Voting with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto-owned companies that use GMOs in their products.
Labeling of GMOs so that consumers can make those informed decisions easier. Repealing relevant provisions of the US's "Monsanto Protection Act."
Calling for further scientific research on the health effects of GMOs.
Holding Monsanto executives and Monsanto-supporting politicians accountable through direct communication, grassroots journalism, social media, etc.
Continuing to inform the public about Monsanto's secrets.
Taking to the streets to show the world and Monsanto that we won't take these injustices quietly.
We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. That’s why we March Against Monsanto.