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OSC - Tue Feb 25 Light Brigade Event

WANT TO GPS LOCATION? 33333 pACIFIC COAST DRIVE, ORANGE, CA 92629

MARK YOUR CALENDERS FOR MORE NO WAY GMA ACTION . . . Tue, February 25th @ 7:00 pm till  9:00 pm reconvene on the corner of Pacific Coast Hwy and Ritz Carlton Drive for Overpass Light Brigade from San Diego and Candle Light Vigil. Bring your candles and signs.


PAST EVENT:
HUGE EXPOSE THE GMA RALLY ON FEBRUARY 22nd at 11:00 AM
– RSVP on Facebook on this hot link,   Operation Shopping Cart  Or https://www.facebook.com/events/452392338223512/

LIVE STREAMING OF THE EVENT PROVIDED BY MARCH AGAINST GMOs – SANTA ANA, GO TO: http://m.ustream.tv/channel/vivaindica.

CLICK HERE FOR BANNER SLOGAN CONTEST http://mam-lb.com/contest-what-do-you-want-to-say-to-the-gma/

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MAM-LB Operation Shopping Cart - Expose the GMA
Coalition Partners:

Americans Organized for Change – OC
Food and Water Watch
Food Democracy Now!
LabelGMOs.org
March Against Monsanto – Laguna Beach
Moms Across America
Organic Consumers Association

Overpass Light Brigade – San Diego
Yo Soy Maize
What about your group or organization?

 

Many thanks to event Sponsors:
Flamous Brands (providing organic snacks)
La Sirena Grill – Laguna Beach
Mother’s Market and Kitchen
Nirvana Grille
Taco Loco – Laguna Beach

MARK YOUR CALENDERS FOR MORE NO WAY GMA ACTION . . . Tue, February 25th @ 7:00 pm till  9:00 pm reconvene on the corner of Pacific Coast Hwy and Ritz Carlton Drive for Overpass Light Brigade from San Diego and Candle Light Vigil. Bring your candles and signs.

GMA - No Way GMA Candlelight Vigil and Light BrigadeTHEN ON WED, FEB 26TH – AFTER WORK NO WAY GMA RALLY!
Same place, PCH Hwy and Ritz Carlton Drive – Bring your signs and voices!
4:00 PM till 7:00 PM

Group Photo MAM-LBGROCERY MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION UNVEILS DEVIOUSLY EVIL PLAN TO OUTLAW GMO LABELING

Center for Food Safety (CFS) today strongly criticized the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), after Politico revealed the lobbying group intends to carry through with legislation aimed at blocking states from mandating labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs).

Connecticut has already passed labeling legislation and Maine’s legislation only awaits the Governor’s signature. Alaska has passed a bill requiring the labeling of genetically engineering fish and fish products. In 2013, 26 states introduced mandatory labeling legislation and Washington’s ballot initiative narrowly lost. 2014 looks to continue the labeling trend, with Oregon, Vermont and numerous others, all pursuing state labeling.

The leaked GMA discussion draft reveals that the GMA bill would not only block states from pursuing mandatory GMO labeling, it would also authorize the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to define the word “natural,” which GMA has already indicated should include GMO products.

“It is clear that the Grocery Manufacturers Association will do anything in their power to keep the public from knowing what is in the food they are buying,” said Andrew Kimbrell, executive director for Center for Food Safety. “We and our allies in the food movement will work to make sure that the public’s right to know is protected and that this bill if introduced, is dead on arrival.”

In 2013, Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Peter DeFazio introduced commonsense legislation that would require federal mandatory labeling of GMOs. The Boxer-DeFazio bill would create a workable federal framework for the labeling of GMO foods, one that responsibly balances the rights of consumers to know what they are buying and feeding their families with the need from industry for a uniform national framework. Despite claiming that it supports a federal standard for labeling, the GMA has not supported the Boxer and DeFazio bills, instead focusing on preempting state action.

In a 2011 legal petition, Center for Food Safety provided FDA with a blueprint for a federal labeling of genetically engineered foods.  FDA has yet to formally respond to that petition, though the agency has received more than 1.4 million comments supporting the petition and mandatory labeling.

CFS also recently submitted a letter to FDA arguing that GE foods not be defined as “natural.”

Source: Center for Food Safety http://bit.ly/Kcnqy3

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS? 

GMO Free Orange County is a coalition of non-gmo organizations and activist groups that are working to ban and/or label bio-engineered foods (gmos) that are entering our food supply. We will NOT stand by and watch the GMA gather top notch lawyers for participating manufacturers and food suppliers to derail our intention of creating an informed public that can exercise their right to know what is in their food.

Please Join GMO Free Orange County and supporting coalition partners like March Against Monsanto – Laguna Beach, Labelgmos.org, Moms Across America, Americans Organized for Change – Orange County and many others as we call out the GMA at their conference at the Ritz Carlton in Monarch Bay, California. What do YOU want to say to the GMA?

What Do YOU Want To Say To The GMA Contest – How it works: the public is invited to send in ideas for slogans that will be printed on banners. We have five restaurants on board to donate dinner tickets. The grand prize of “Dinner at the White House” (Restaurant in Anaheim) will be for the slogan that makes it to our 30 ft x 5 ft banner and for the living beach mural, see blank canvas below. The contest will be promoted by local newspapers and online ezines including Pete with the Temecula Calendar. Coverage about the contest and event will be backed up by at least 4 southern California radio stations and one national radio program.

Email your banner slogans to GMO.Free.OC@gmail.com
As slogans are sent in they will be added to the Contest page.
Slogans accepted till 11:59 PM on February 16, 2014

Also planned: as you see below we have a vast spread of beach to create a huge message. We want to write a huge message to the GMA in the sand with over 500 people in the background. (Similar to what the group did up north that wrote in the sand “FUKASHIMA IS HERE”)  We want to feed these photos far and wide to our alternate media. #TellGMA2LabelGMOs

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MAM-LB - NEXT EVENT MAY 24, 2014

A MARCH FOR A GMO FREE ORANGE COUNTY
RSVP AND INFO AT FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE 

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Why do we march?

  • Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.
  • In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-lead research on the long-term effects of GMO products.
  • Recently, the U.S. Congress and President collectively passed the nicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds.
  • For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.
  • Monsanto’s GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse among the world’s bee population.The following information is from Pamm Larry, founder of LabelGMOs – California Grassroots:A list of 40 health organizations that have statements about GMOs http://gmofreeusa.org/
    gmos-are-top/there-is-no-consensus-on-the-safety-of-gmos/.

    Here is the beginning of a list of 1200 peer reviewed studies showing harm http://gmofreeusa.org/gmos-are-top/gmo-science/.

    297 (and counting) Scientists worldwide say there is NO scientific Consensus that GMOs are safe- http://www.ensser.org/increasing-public-information/no-scientific-consensus-on-gmo-safety/.

    The Seralini Study was NOT a fraud and that story/mess is NOT over yet.

    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jan/08/science-food-health/

    This is what happens to scientists who dare to say anything against the chemical companies who make pesticides and GMOs.

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/10/140210fa_fact_aviv?currentPage=all

What would happen if

What are solutions we advocate?

  • Voting with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto-owned companies that use GMOs in their products.
  • Labeling of GMOs so that consumers can make those informed decisions easier.
  • Repealing relevant provisions of the US’s “Monsanto Protection Act.”
  • Calling for further scientific research on the health effects of GMOs.
  • Holding Monsanto executives and Monsanto-supporting politicians accountable through direct communication, grassroots journalism, social media, etc.
  • Continuing to inform the public about Monsanto’s secrets.
  • Taking to the streets to show the world and Monsanto that we won’t take these injustices quietly.

We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison.

That’s why we March Against Monsanto. 

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Be sure to check out How To Prepare for the March to optimize your experience. This is a family event.

**No masks or handkerchiefs covering the face will be allowed. All faces will be visible. Please keep all signs relevant to the theme of the march. Thank you.**