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March Against Monsanto 2014

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March Against Monsanto
Saturday, May 24, 2014 (corrected date!)
Around the world, marchers will peacefully protest GMO in foods.
Events are planned for Cocoa Beach/Merritt Island, Ft. Pierce, Kissimmee, Melbourne, Orlando, Ormond Beach, Tampa, West Palm Beach, other places in Florida, all over the USA and around the world.

In 2013, about 500 people marched in downtown Melbourne. Florida Today briefly mentioned the event, said a 'couple dozen' people participated. Lesson: This year, take photos and share widely!

2014 march locations in or near Brevard and Indian River counties:

Cocoa Beach/Merritt Island, 12 noon meet near Ron Jon's at A1A and SR 520. (corrected time!)
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1485503331677874/
Contact Seth Foster, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Melbourne, 9am, meet at city hall, Strawbridge Ave, march starts about 12:30pm
Contact Tessa Jane Redding, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1422694434661018

Ft. Pierce, 10am-12 noon, meet at public library across from Farmers Market in downtown Ft. Pierce.
Contact: http://www.tcprogressivealliance.com/Contact-Us.html
Info: http://www.tcprogressivealliance.com/Happenings.html

Kissimmee, 3-7pm, meet at city hall, 101 Church St, Kissimmee
Contact: Jordan Taylor or Renee Ribbey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/522359504508543/

Orlando, 2-6pm, meet at city hall, 400 South Orange Ave, Orlando 32801. Guest speakers at 2:45pm, march at 3:30pm.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/603912832969775

Info world wide: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/p/blog-page_5.html
(enlarge and scroll the map to find locations near you)

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Vermont is first to label GMOs, lawsuit threatened, Vermont ready to fight
Vermont is the first state in USA to require labeling of food products containing GMO (genetically modified organisms). Defying threats from Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed the bill into law on May 8, 2014. Grocery Manufacturers Association, which includes Monsanto, Dow, Coco-Cola and General Mills, confirmed on May 9,2014 that they intend to sue Vermont.
Vermont Right to Know GMOs:
http://www.vtrighttoknowgmos.org/

The Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/04/29/how-vermont-plans-to-defend-the-nations-first-gmo-law/

Vermont is prepared to fight back
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/08/vermont-gmo-labeling_n_5290485.html

legal analysts say Vermont is likely to win lawsuit
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/04/29/how-vermont-plans-to-defend-the-nations-first-gmo-law/and there are legions of people lining up to boycott Monsanto.

Lively, informative blog:
http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Great-Boycott-Monsant-by-Ronnie-Cummins-Food-Industry-Organic_Genetically-Modified-Food-GMO_Gmo-Labeling_Monsanto-140515-856.html

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