On Saturday, May 25 2013, over 430 cities in all 5 populated continents (or 6, depending where you attended elementary school) said NO to Genetically Modified/Engineered foods and Monsanto, the multinational biotech company that makes GM seeds. Monsanto claims its food is helping end world hunger by being resistant to pests and such. Instead their practices and science are threatening our lives and livelihoods with foods that have been linked to horrible disease and policies that bankrupt farmers.
Tami Monroe Canal started this march in February 2013 inspired by her daughters. Her idea spread across the country and around the world within a few weeks. Each participating city had at least one lead organizer who worked to keep the march in line with the larger purpose while also responding to particular local community needs. Our Boston leader was Gabrielle. She was assisted by Leslie, Alessandra, Marty and me.
Our Boston march featured a New Orleans-style brass band that kept our spirits high while we soaked wet, chanted and received supporting honks from passing vehicles. Boston did not issue any permits for the weekend of the march (due to Memorial Day), so we had to manage by staying on the sidewalks and only speaking in small groups and on the bullhorn. We closed in a beautiful community circle where local leaders said a few words about community building and continuing work on this important movement.
This international movement will continue. We march again on Saturday, October 12, 2013 in observance of World Food Day (10/16).
We stand in solidarity with everyone else working for Fair Seeds for a Healthy World!
Please conduct your own research and make the best decisions for your family and the world!
Once you start searching for information on “GMOs” and “Monsanto,” you’ll be hooked ❤
Click on the image to read! MARKETING FLYER; Boston, MA
Click on the image to read! INFO FLYER; Boston, MA. Lots of great basic facts!
Posters by Pampi & Lore
Pampi posing on the eve of the march:
People from Greater Boston gathered in the rain and uncharacteristically low 40-degree May temperatures.
Tali, Lore, Nargis and Pampi
In front of our State House before crossing the street into the legendary Boston Common:
Closing Community Circle:
Film crew brought by our fearless leader Gabrielle (mainstream media was ABSENT).
pictures by LPA, artwork on posters by Pampi, facts available to all on the interwebz through multiple sources