Posted 7 years ago on Sept. 23, 2013, 10:53 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt (1) from Plainfield, NJ
Earlier this year in May, hundreds of people across Kitsap County said, "NO TO GMOs!" Bremerton's March Against Monsanto marched in solidarity with millions of people around the world, in hundreds of cities. It was an amazing turnout and peaceful exercise of free speech here in Bremerton. Our Kitsap County friends, families, and neighbors all made this possible. On October 12, 2013 we are going to do it again, this time in honor of World Food Day.
Bees are the pollinator of a large percentage of crops, and their decline represents a serious threat. 1/3 of our food (and 90% of our wild plants) are pollinated by bees! The EPA reports that "pesticide poisoning" is a likely cause of bee colony collapse as pesticides and herbicides like Roundup, as well as others known as systemic neonicotinoid insecticides, weaken the bees' immune system. Monsanto makes Roundup and other chemicals used in agriculture, as well as genetically modified seeds/crops that are resistant to Roundup. (Yes... RoundUp is winding up in the food we buy! Especially the RoundUp ready GMO crops!)
It seems Monsanto has received little attention for the role it plays in promoting Neonicotinoids and RoundUp or its distribution for Bayer. We hope you'll help us change that.
This year I-522 on the ballot will require GMO labeling on our food! Monsanto and their control of the FDA must be challenged. Let's show the world once again that Bremerton is not going to allow Monsanto, GMOs, and their chemicals into our food and environment.
Please JOIN this event. Please INVITE your friends and family. Please SHARE this page! We need your help to grow.
Copy and Paste the following links:
Bremerton's March Event page link ------> https://www.facebook.com/events/161975583976441/
Online flier (Give Bees A Chance Photo) link ------> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=516656811744131
Costumes (Bees, Hazmat Suits, Food Related), Props, musical instruments (KAZOOS are highly recommended), and signs are encouraged!! But please keep in mind that this is going to be a family friendly event and keep the scary costumes at home. There are children who will be attending who could find it upsetting to see gory, goulish or zombie-ish costumes, so please keep the costumes food related and G-rated.
The starting rally location is at BLUEBERRY PARK in EAST BREMERTON.... @1 PM. Carpooling is encouraged since parking is limited. There are also larger parking lots off of Wheaton Way a few blocks away... and the East Bremerton Kitsap Transit transfer center is nearby as well.
Free Kale Plant Starts will be given out starting@1pm* At the last march we gave out sunflower starts, but this time of year calls for winter hearty and nutritious kale!**
This will be a family friendly event. We have no reason to believe that there will be any problems occurring as a result of the March Against Monsanto.
Neonicotinoid pesticides kill bees. In the US, 90% of corn is treated with neonicotinoids. 88% of Corn is Genetically Modified (GM). Monsanto controls 80% of GM corn. Monsanto promotes Acceleron as a designer seed treatment for its GM products - Corn, Soy, and Cotton. Acceleron contains neonicotinoids (imidacloprid and Bayer's clothianadin (Poncho/Votivo)) and a fungicide - both culprits in Collony Collapse Disorder.
See you there! Bring your friends and a kazoo!