Farm Bill 2012 Update
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As part of Occupy Monsanto’s Sept. 17th week of action, the Organic Consumers Association has teamed up with Working Films to bring you the film Bitter Seeds. As part of the Occupy action, you can host a screening of Bitter Seeds in your community to learn more about the impact of GMOs.
Director Micha X. Peled introduces us to citizens of a small Indian town who are dealing with the impacts of GMO seeds in their community. Bitter Seeds is a dire warning about the potentially devastating impacts of GMO seeds on agriculture. His film offers an intimate portrayal of the financial, family and social tolls these seeds have had on the farmers. We meet farmers, family members and a young girl aspiring to be a journalist who seeks to unearth the cause of so many farmer suicides in her town. Her determination to expose the connection between farmer suicides and Monsanto’s seeds is inspiring, heart-wrenching and a David vs. Goliath story of the 21st century.
As part of your commitment to fighting Monsanto and GMOs in the US, you are invited to host a screening of Bitter Seeds in your community. In addition to the film, you will be given a free discussion guide and access to a range of digital resources to connect you to anti-GMO actions in the US. Seeing the film is a critical first step towards educating people about the need to stop GMOs in our country and an important way to connect people to important anti-GMO actions happening in the US right now. Get involved today to see Bitter Seeds and spread the film’s important message!
Watch the trailer and learn more about the film
Click here to request a DVD and host a screening
For more information about Occupy Monsanto’s Sept. 17th Week of Action click here – and stay tuned to Organic Bytes in the coming weeks
The Global Economic System is rife with abuse and injustice. Most of the people that grow, process and produce our food and apparel suffer poverty wages, unsafe working conditions and other human rights violations. The Fair World Project supports diverse mechanisms and pathways to justice in the marketplace. While not a panacea, these mechanisms provide concrete opportunities for consumers to support products that reflect their values, educate others, and provide a lifeline to farmers, workers and artisans, while we simultaneously work in conjunction to improve the global system that impacts us all.
Four movements - Fair Trade, SweatFree, Family Farm, and Labor Justice - support broader movements for systemic change in our food and apparel systems, which aim to transform an unjust economic system. Together, they drive a larger movement for justice and sustainability.
Join us on August 10th at 7pm PST as we educate the public on genetically engineered foods and ingredients. The discussion will include issues surrounding GMOs, Prop 37 awareness and how you can take action online. Expert panelists including Dave Murphy from Food Democracy Now, Unhealthy Truth author Robyn O'Brien, plus prizes from Natures Path, Hawaiian Ola, Beanitos, Unreal and many more.
Be there to take part and share this invite with your friends.
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