“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
– Anne Frank
So many cameras and phones were out filming and clicking in Victoria on Saturday. I don’t know the numbers but the march spanned blocks! I say around 1000 people were there. Maybe more! So many great moments caught on camera. I ran into photographer Simon DesRochers for the first time on Wednesday evening. I told him about the March against GMOs. And he came! And he took some of the best photos I’ve seen of the Victoria March Against Monsanto. Check them out on facebook. Here is my favourite:
Everyone who begins to grasp what GMOs are starts asking, “Hang on – do I really want to eat these?” “Do I want my kids to eat these?” “Do I want my neighbour to eat these?” Then you say, “Well…. maybe there are people out there who think they are fine (just maybe)…. Like those people who choose to smoke, for example. I mean, how telling is it that in at least one Monsanto cafeteria, the food service company removed GMOs from the menu? But how do you know if the food you eat has them or not? If they are not labelled, how on Earth can we know besides doing a genetic test or pesticide residue test whether they contain GMOs.
Organic production has never allowed GMOs. Ever. Never. Spreading the word is paramount. Make a point to tell 2 new people today two things
1) GMOs are in 80% or more of all supermarket food.
2) 64 countries including China and Russia require labelling.
Tomorrow do the same. Try to tell 14 new people about it by the same time next week. You might be telling them the most important thing of their lives… The right to know what’s in our food is going to define this generation.
Marvellous Misty wrote a rap about GMOs this morning. Check it out on youtube:
Change is happening.
I am seeing it daily.