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Millions Against Monsanto World Food Day 2011


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 85 Millions Against Monsanto events that took place last Sunday, October 16, World Food Day, in 32 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia!

Photos, videos and reports are coming in from around the country. Add your photos to the "Right2Know About GMOs" Flickr group. Post your videos on YouTube and we'll add them to our "World Food Day 2011" playlist. Thanks!

AHWATUKEE, AZ - Oct 16th, all day
Outreach table at the Farmer's Market on 4700 East Warner Road, Phoenix, organized by Samantha Franklin

PHOENIX, AZ - Oct 16th, 8:30am-12:30pm

Rally at Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park, organized by Melissa Szaro
PRESCOTT, AZ - Oct 16th, 1pm until dark
Rally at The Courthouse Square at the intersection of Gurley and Montezuma, organized by Aaron Spivey!/event.php?eid=123824584388013
QUEEN CREEK, AZ - Oct 16th, afternoon
Film Screening at Earth Spirit Healing Center, 25251 S Power Road in Queen Creek, organized by Jane

LOS ANGELES, CA - Oct 16th,12-4pm

Westwood Federal Building 11000 Wilshire Boulevard, organized by Stacey Hall
LOS ANGELES/WESTCHESTER, CA - Oct 16th, 2-4:30pm
The Future of Food screening and potluck at the Community Hall of Holy Nativity 6700 West 83rd Street, Westchester, organized by Margaret Whalen,
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Oct 16th, 12-4pm
Rally with music at the San Francisco Federal Building 90 7th Street on the corner of Mission St. and 7th, organized by Laura Babbitt
Critical mass bike ride from San Francisco to Sacramento to deliver "The Global Citizens Report on the State of GMOs" to Gov. Brown, departing from the corner of 24th at Mission at the BART Station at 9am, organized by Miguel Robles,
SACRAMENTO, CA - Oct 16th, 10-3pm

Rally at the Capitol Mall in Sacramento
SAN DIEGO, CA - Oct 16th, 11am-3pm

Rally at the Horton Plaza Shopping Center, 324 Horton Plaza, meet at the corner of 4th and Broadway, organized by Sheri Fogerty
SANTA CRUZ, CA - Oct 16th,1-3pm
Rally at the Clocktower, organized by GMO free Santa Cruz
SANTA ROSA, CA - Oct 16th, 3-5pm
Informational Festivities and a March demonstration downtown, Julliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Avenue, (across from Luther Burbank Garden), organized by Renee Mitchell

STAMFORD, CT - Oct 16th, 1 pm
Rally at the corner of Bedford and Broad St., organized by Lela Florel

DENVER, CO - Oct 16th, 1-4pm

Anti-Monsanto protest and call for GMO labeling on Lincoln (west side of capitol grounds) between 14th and Colfax in Denver, organized by Cathy Baum
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Oct 16th,12-3pm Our Right to Know if its GMO! Rally, intersection of Academy and Voyaguer, organized by Amanda Harrison

WASHINGTON, DC - Oct 16th, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Right2Know March from New York City to the White House, organized by

CLEARWATER, FL - Oct 16th, 3pm - 7pm
Organic Garden Party, outreach on GMOs and potluck, organized by Jai Hambly

GAINESVILLE, FL - Oct 16th, 10am
Tabling and outreach, NW 13th St & W University Ave, organized by Kelly Carvallis

HOLLYWOOD, FL - Oct 16th, 12pm - 3pm

Rally at The Yellow Green Farmers Market 1940 North 30th Road, organized by Trish Sheldon, CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES

HOMESTEAD, FL - Oct 16th, 8am
South Florida Crop Mob, Verde Gardens, Homestead Harvest Farmer's Market, organized by Bambi Liss-Saltzman, CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES
  • Earth Learning's First Crop Mob on October 16, 2011. To give you a bit of history, the idea for the Crop Mob came as a direct result of the 2nd Annual Greater Everglades Food Summit held on September 28 - October 5. One of the speakers Rob Jones, started Crop Mobs in North Carolina as a way to support small farmers to get a lot of work done in a half a day, followed by breaking bread together and simply having a good time, learning about farming and making a huge difference for the farmer. The meal for all was prepared with Locally Grown Organic produce. The menu included Barbecued Young Jackfruit on whole grain buns as the main dish with Organically Grown brown rice grown in Deland, FL, a kidney and cannelini bean stew with callaloo, a salad with avocado's and papaya, fresh squeezed lime juice and sea salt. Dessert was a raisin, almond nut ball rolled in coconut. During the crop mob the group of over 35 volunteers planted over 100 fruit trees in a food forest designed by Farmer Apprentices from Earth Learning at Verde Gardens. Verde Gardens is a community recently created and designed with 145 green homes for designated homeless families in Homestead, FL. Carrfour Supportive Housing, Miami Dade County and the USDA together created this project. Earth Learning of South Miami was given the project to create a 22 acre Organic Farm and manage a Farmers Market to create jobs and fresh organic produce for the community. Feel free to google Verde Gardens to read the whole story which originated by the Clinton Global Initiative.
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Oct 15th at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm
Farmaggeddon film showing at The Five Points Theater, organized by Raymur Rachels

Signature gathering at the O Cinema, organized by Esperanza Rodriguez

OCALA, FL - Oct 16th, 12pm- 6pm

Rally/Flash Mob at The Square, 10 S. Magnolia Ave. organized by Ayla Peterson

SARASOTA, FL - Oct 16th, 12pm - 3pm
Tabling at Earth Origins, 1279 Beneva Road, organized by Luna Topolski

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Oct 16th, 11am - 5pm
Tabling and outreach at Nutrition S'Mart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, organized by Kat Butler

TAMPA BAY, FL, Oct 15th, 9am - 12pm
Booth at the Tampa Bay Veg Fest, organized by Michelle Johnson of GMO Free Tampa Bay

SAVANNAH, GA - Oct 22nd
Leafleting at Mother Matilda Park, organized by Theresa Wiegand

HILO, HI - Oct 16th
Tabling at Island Naturals Market & Deli, organized by Merle Hayward

HALEIWA, HI - Oct 16th, 9am - 1pm
Rally at Haleiwa Farmers Market, organized by Lanson Cosh

MAUI (Kihei), HI - Oct 16th, 9am - 12pm

Rally at Monsanto Headquarters, organized by Brian Kd Lehmann and Luna Carlisle, More Photos/News Article

BOISE, ID - Oct 16th, 1pm - 3pm

Rally in Veterans Memorial Park, organized by Jenny Easley and GMO Free Idaho ages/GMO-Free-Idaho/171038 519619364

CHICAGO, IL - Oct 16th, 1pm - 3pm

Street theater and March, film showing in the evening, organized by Mike Durschmid

CHICAGO, IL - Oct 16th, 2pm - 9pm
Food classes, potluck and screening of the Future of Food at Inner Metamorphosis University, 1418 W Howard St at Sheridan Rd, organized by Mona

CARMEL, (Indianapolis) IN - Oct 16th, 2pm - 5pm

Revealing the Future of Food, at The Monon Center East, organized by Cassie Rohn and Susan Peterson,

IOWA CITY, IA - Oct 16th, 10:00am - 11:30pm

Rally at the Pedestrian Mall, organized by Gwenhwyfar Hartley-Prime

EMPORIA, KS - Oct 16th
Rally at the Corner of 6th and Merchant, organized by Tiffany Villa

LOUISVILLE, KY (St Mathews) - Oct 16th, 11am  - 4pm
March/Rally from Heine Bros (Chenoweth) to Rainbow Blossom (Lexington Rd), organized by Lamar Knight

Tabling at the Unitarian Church of Barnstable, 3330 Main Street (Route 6A), organized by Diane Suhm

BOSTON, MA - Oct 16th
Millions Against Monsanto World Food Day celebration at Occupy Boston

NANTUCKET, MA - Oct 16th, 11am - 2pm
Tabling at the Stop and Shop, 31 Sparks Avenue, organized by Ingrid Feeney

ANN ARBOR, MI - Oct 15th, 5pm - 9pm
Rally and Celebration at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, organized by Karen Myers

ALLENDALE, MI - Oct 21st
Tabling for Sustainability Week at Grand Valley State University, 4046 Calder Dr., organized by Gordy Alderink


Right 2 Know GMO labeling march,

BEMIDJI, MN - Oct 16th, 12pm - 3pm

Protest March in Waterfront Park, Lake Bemidji 398 Bemidji Ave N, organized by Craig Moen

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Oct 15th, 1pm
Farmageddon Screening at St Anthony Main Theater, followed by panel discussion and Q and A, organized by Susie Zahratka

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Oct 16th, 4pm - 6:30pm
Rally in Support of Millions Against Monsanto and OccupyMN at Government Plaza (The People's Plaza), organized by Millions Against Monsanto Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Oct 16th, 3pm - 4:30pm
Farmageddon Screening at Bryant Lake Bowl, organized by Susie Zahratka

Tabling and outreach at Wedge Community Co-op, 2105 Lyndale Avenue South, organized by Sasha Meretzky

KANSAS CITY, MO - Oct 16th, 3pm - 8pm
Flash Mob/Rally at Mill Creek Park on the Country Club Plaza, organized by Leah Stella Stephens

SPRINGFIELD, MO - Oct 15th AND 16th, AND also Oct 22, Various times
Tabling and demonstration at Glenstone and Battlefield, organized by Patricia P. Tursi

ST LOUIS, MO - Oct 16th, 1pm

Protest at Monsanto Headquarters, organized by Barb Chicherio, MORE PHOTOS, NEWS ARTICLE

OMAHA, NE - Oct 16th, 12pm - 5pm
Rally at Jane's Health Food and then head to Ponca Hills Integrative Health Center, organized by Sophia Stratbucker

LAS VEGAS, NV - Oct 16th, 10am -1pm
Rally outside of Whole Foods Market, 7250 W Lake Mead Blvd, organized by Albert Ward

GMO-free meals in local restaurants, organized by Barbara J Hertz

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ, Oct 15th, 9am - 4pm
Tabling and Outreach at the Healthy Living and Wellness Expo at the Hilton, organized by Linda Borghi

BUFFALO, NY, Oct 16th, 7pm
Screening of the Future of Food at Burning Books,

NEWBURGH, NY, Oct 16th, 1pm - 4pm
Tabling and Outreach at Nature's Pantry, 142 Route 17k, #2, organized by Linda Borghi

NEW YORK, NY, Oct 16th, 12pm-4pm

Rally with speakers and music, Foley Square, Chinatown, organized by Maria Concilio, News Article

ASHEVILLE, NC - Oct 16th, 12pm - 3pm

Celebration with speakers and music in Pritchard Park, organized by Simona Mortensen

RALEIGH, NC - Oct 16th, 12pm - 3pm

Rally in the 200 Block of South Persons St and the 200 block of South Blount, and tabling in Centennial Plaza, organized by Dawn Simone


organized by the Dakota Resource Council

AKRON, OH - Oct 16th, 11am
Petition gathering outside the Mustard Seed Cafe, organized by Angela Trivonovich

ATHENS, OH - Oct 22nd
From organizer Austin Stahl:
  • We gathered 264 signatures for the petition at the Farmer's Market, The Farmacy, Casa Nueva, and Village Bakery. I personally was at the farmer's market, and got to meet many people that shared a similar passion for issues caused by GM foods and also talked to many small family farmers about all the issues surrounding GMOs and small farming. I also got the contact information of the owner of the Shagbark Seed and Mill Company, a non-GMO seed and grain supplier in the area, after talking with him about such issues for a while. It was a great experience, and organized and completely done by college students! Unfortunately, we do not have any pictures or videos of our work. I will send in the petitions to the OCA headquarters.
  • I think we definitely made a difference in the city of Athens. Athens is a great place to do things like this, with a lot of family and organic farmers in the area (many of them Amish) and a strong local food movement. There are lots of little neat restaurants and stores that use ingredients right from the farms and things like that. I would suggest that you guys reach out a little bit to the city of Athens and try to get a leader of some sort to organize events and activities out here. I will help as much as I can, but I am still only a college freshman and I am pretty weighed down with a heavy class load, work, and school activities. But the people out here are very receptive to everything OCA stands for and pretty involved in the Slow Food Movement. I really think there is a lot of potential out here.
BRYAN, OH - Oct 15th, 6pm - 9pm
All Things Food Open House/Meet the Producer, 114 N Main Street, organized by Monique Tressler

CLEVELAND, OH - Oct 15th, 10am - 2pm
Rally at West Side Market, 1979 West 25th Street, (Back parking lot near main entrance), organized by Rachel Wiegand

PERRYSBURG, OH - Oct 16th,
Potluck at Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, organized by Andrea Fix

EUGENE, OR - Oct 16th, 2pm

Meet for a march to the Federal Building at the Knight Library at the University of Oregon, organized by Teri Burns
PORTLAND, OR - Oct 16th,12:30-3:30pm

"Urban Sprawl" rally just south of the Pioneer Courthouse, organized by Sabrina Siegel and Mary Nichols

CLARKS SUMMIT, PA - Oct 14 & 15
"Vanishing of the Bees" documentary screening and celebration of World Food Day and Non-GMO Month at Everything Natural
MILFORD, PA - Oct 16th, 12pm
WALK for Organic Foods Starting at Key Food, 501 W. Harford Street, organized by Mary Mester

PITTSBURGH, PA - Oct 16th, 6:30pm
The World According to Monsanto screening, East End Food Co-op, 7516 Meade Street, organized by Theresa Sabatini

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - Oct 16th, 8am
March from the University Interamericana de Ponce to the Monsanto Headquarters, organized by Organizacion Boricua de Agricultura Eco-Organica and Weikaraya

MEMPHIS, TN - Oct 16th, 12pm - 3pm
Rally on Poplar Ave at Highland St. in Memphis, close to the University area, organized by Millions Against Monsanto Memphis

NASHVILLE, TN - Oct 16th, 10am - 1pm

Rally and tabling at the Nashville Farmer's Market, organized by Misti Schroeter

AUSTIN, TX - Oct 16th, 12pm

Rally at Texas State Capitol with speakers and bands, organized by Mallory Robinson
EL PASO, TX - Oct 16th, 3-7pm
The World According to Monsanto screening, 109 N. Mesa between San Antonio and Texas
With LIVE performances by poets Nancy Green, Eurydice Saucedo and Congero "Mauz" and artist Mask, organized by Velia Christina and Eurydice Saucedo
HOUSTON, TX - Oct 16th, 12-3pm
The World According to Monsanto screening, JoMar Visions, 902 Hardy Street, organized by Mark Roden

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Oct 16th, 2pm
The World According to Monsanto screening, Next Generation Water, 1201 N. Loop W #107 organized by Dirk Davidek

MT PLEASANT, UT - Oct 15th, 11am - 1pm
Tabling and Outreach in front of Kathy's Herb Shop, 438 South State Street, Mt Pleasant in San Pete County, organized by Janet Joscelyne
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Oct 16th & 23rd, all day
Outreach booth at the People's Market Farmer's Market, International Peace Gardens 1000 S 900 W, organized by Loralie Miller

RICHMOND, VA, Oct 15th, 11am-3pm
Tabling and outreach, Good Foods Grocery, 3062 Stony Point Road, organized by Robin Ravers

ROANOKE, VA, Oct 16th, 4:30 pm-7:00 pm
Tabling at Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op, 1319 Grandin Rd, organized by Marilyn Draper

SEATTLE, WA - Wednesday Oct 19th, 4-5pm

Rally and speakers including Jeffrey Smith at Westlake Center Park 1601 5th Ave, organized by Dr. Les Berenson
SEQUIM, WA - Oct 16th
Rally with signs at the corner of Washington St. and Sequim Ave, organized by Beverly Goldie, News Report: Protest set against genetically modified organisms in food
FEDERAL WAY, WA - Oct 18th, 7pm
Tabling and speaker Jeffrey Smith "Why We Must Stop the Proliferation of GMOs" at Marlene's Market & Deli Natural Foods, 2565 S. Gateway Center Place, Federal Way (near Tacoma), organized by Gena Olson

MADISON, WI - Oct 15th, 6:30am - 2pm
Tabling and outreach at the Madison farmers' market at the Capitol Square, organized by Ginger LaBelle-Brown

MILWAUKEE, WI - Oct 16th, 12pm - 3pm

Rally on the Lakefront - corner of Lincoln Memorial Drive & Lafayette on the side of Lake Michigan, organized by Natalie Kridler Benoit

RACINE, WI - Oct 16th, 12pm - 3pm
Rally on the Corner of HWY 20 and 31, organized by Laura Feider

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