Tuesday, May 28, 2013 1:19 PM
An Organic Seed Was Planted Last Weekend!
Last weekend we hit the tipping point. Across the world local TV stations & newspapers covered the highly
successful March Against Monsanto. We are unaware of any time in history that so many news outlets
covered the issue of GMOs in our food supply. Google Trends analysis shows that on Saturday
was the 6th most Googled word in the United States. Moreover, we are unaware of any time since February
15, 2003 where entire planet spoke in unison about an important issue.
Noticeably absent, however, were the major news outlets like CNN, FOX, MSNBC (Bill Gates!), the New York Times,
the Washington Post whose staff enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend by not covering the March Against Monsanto
(they totally missed out!). There was, however, one Associated Press article that got syndicated in nearly every
newspaper across America. Many feel the lack of national media coverage was a concerted blackout of our issue,
and while this may be true, we know that its likely due to who buys ads on those TV networks: the companies
that use Monsanto's GMOs in their products.
Up next in America is the Moms Across America March To Label GMOs on the 4th of July. There
currently 123 events scheduled to take place across America and we urge you to organize or join the
one nearest you. To those reading this email outside of the United States, we urge you to
"declare your independence from Monsanto" and have a solidarity demonstration on the
4th of July. In August, while members of Congress are not in Washington, DC, we are
food fighters to stage demonstrations outside of their Representatives and Senators local offices
to put pressure on them to stop working on behalf of Monsanto. Finally, we want everyone to put
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 (Occupy Wall Street anniversary!) and Saturday, October 12, 2013
(the next March Against Monsanto!) on your calendars. As always, we would love to know of any
demonstrations you are planning so that we can share them in our upcoming emails.