“Food is a weapon, sell real weapons and arms and you control armies. When you control the food you control society. When you control seeds you control life on earth.” – Vandana Shiva
The strategy of the major food industry oligarchs is not by mistake. Whoever controls the food, controls the people. Through mass domination of the market by only a few key players, we have seen a widespread change in our food supply and how our food is produced. Loopholes in reform have made it a free-for-all in the types of chemicals, antibiotics, and additives that are allowed to be injected into our food. Greed and corporate corruption have suffocated the free market and the consumer only has an illusion of choice. You are unaware of what goes into your body because that’s the way they want it. They want you dumbed down, overweight and sickly so that you do not have the ability to fight their agenda. Tune in this week to Episode 5 | Monsanto and the Food Supply to learn about the key players, how our food is affected and what you can do to stop it!
Enjoy some #throwbacktuesday photos from my street activist days. This is from when I participated in the March on Monsanto in Blue Ridge, GA.
The March Against Monsanto was founded in May 2013 by Tami Canal in response to the failure of California Proposition 37, a ballot initiative that called for mandatory labeling of Genetically Modified Food. Advocates support mandatory labeling laws for food made from GMOs and oppose what they and others call the “Monsanto Protection Act”, a policy rider found in the Farmer Assurance Provision. Monsanto, headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri, is the largest producer of genetically engineered seed.
Since its founding, the March Against Monsanto has been holding protest marches against Monsanto and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) across the world. The initial march took place on May 25, 2013, in 300-436 cities. It’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of people, especially in the U.S. have participated in these marches. A second march occurred on October 12, 2013, with similar estimates of cities and protestors. Its latest March happened on May 24, 2014, with lower estimates of cities and protestors although the organizers claim that about 1 million people all across the world participated in the march.