In solidarity with majority world farmers who are fighting for sovereignty against multinational control of their land and patented seed monopoly, we will rally outside the Hilton hotel on Thursday 18th February at 7 am to say “No! Monsanto !”
Join Friends of the Earth and other groups as we defend the rights of farmers and make our voices heard.
MonsantoÂ spokesperson Peter Oâ€™Keeffe willÂ address the Rural Press Club at the â€œHilton on the Parkâ€Â promoting farmersâ€™ â€œchoiceâ€ to grow GM canola andÂ Monsantoâ€™s role in the future of agriculture.
WHEN :Â 7 am on Thursday 18th February
WHERE : Hilton onÂ the Park, 192 Wellington Parade East MelbourneÂ (nearÂ Fitzroy Gardens)
In solidarity with majority world farmers who are fighting forÂ sovereignty against multinational control of their land and patented seedÂ monopoly, we will rally outside the Hilton to say â€œNo! Monsanto !â€
Profits, seedÂ monopoly and patenting are Monsantoâ€™s real agenda.
FromÂ the cotton fields of Indonesia, where theÂ company was fined $US1.5 million for bribery while trying to influence a GMÂ cotton approval, to India, where over 100,000 people fasted in January againstÂ seed monopoly and GM eggplant introduction, world-wide awareness of the threatÂ of GM crops is building. Corporate spin will not convince us that Monsantoâ€™sÂ patented seeds will â€œfeed the worldâ€.
We donâ€™t want unstable, untested GM food products on our platesÂ while GM canola spreads and contaminates our paddocks, in the name of aÂ farcical â€œchoiceâ€ which destroys our choice to farm and eat GMÂ free.
Join us for a GM free breakfast rally with speakers and debate.
Some FoE links to anti-GM resoruces: