GMO Rallies around the nation this Saturday, March 26th have been organized to spread awareness of genetically modified foods and Monsanto’s increasing monopoly of the U.S. food supply at all levels. The main rally will be held at the White House, with others being held around the United States.
MAIN EVENT: Washington, D.C., 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, The White House Sidewalk (The White House Sidewalk is the sidewalk between East and West Executive Avenues on the South side of Pennsylvania Avenue NW)11am- 3pm
The date for all locations is Saturday March 26, 2011 (alphabetically):
Ann Arbor MI, Southeast corner of Catherine Street and N. 4thAvenue, just south of theA2 Farmers Market and Kerrytown Shops
Albuquerque NM, UNM
Atlanta GA, Around Centennial Olympic Park across from the CNN Bldg.
Austin TX, at The Capitol
New York City, City Hall steps, between Broadway and Park Row
Colorado Springs CO, Acacia Park
Hollywood FL, Open Air Bandshell Theatre on Hollywood Beach Boardwalk 100 Johnson Street and North Ocean Drive/A1A
Indianapolis IN, 200 W. Washington Street #220
Kansas City MO, The Plaza Downtown Kansas City
LA, CA, Los Angeles (Westwood) Federal Bldg, 11000 Wilshire Blvd.
Maui HI, in front of Long's street side on Ka'ahumanu Ave in Kahului
Milwaukee WI, Water and Wisconsin
Montpelier VT, Outside CITYHALL
Nashville TN, Nashville Farmers Market, 900 Rosa Parks Boulevard (Eighth Avenue North)
Queen Creek AZ, Safeway Food Store, Queen Creek, Arizona East valley, Power and Queen Creek road
Saint Paul MN, Minnesota State Capitol Building South Mall, 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Salem OR, 900 Court St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301
Seattle WA, Westlake Park
Tampa Bay FL, Downtown
Their demands are simple:
- We have the right to know and want Genetically Modified food labeled.
- We want factory farmed animal and Genetically Modified animal products labeled.
- We want independent, transparent, long- term studies done on the safety of GMO’s for animals, plants and humans.
- We want the organic industry protected from cross contamination and lawsuits to organic farmers from GM technology.
Who: A grassroots effort by consumers around the nation to demand labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Why: Despite a growing number of studies showing harm to health and the environment the FDA has declared GM foods “substantially equivalent” – no labeling required.
When: Saturday, March 26th.
Where: Look for your city location.