The much-anticipated Rally For Real Food was held on the steps of the Capitol in Austin, Texas earlier today. The energetic crowd cheered a raft of passionate speakers including Ronda Rutledge (Executive Director, Sustainable Food Center), Eric Herm (Farmer, author of Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth), Neil Carman, PH.D. (Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter), Judith McGeary (Executive Director, Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance) and Mike “The Health Ranger” Adams (Editor, Natural News) about the right to know what’s in our food.
Many thanks to Mike LaRocca of Beanitos for organizing this important event! Thanks also to the sponsors, vendors, volunteers and attendees who helped make today’s rally a success.
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October 16th, 2011 (World Food Day) is expected to be the largest nationwide day of action against genetic engineering in US history!
“As a citizen concerned about the health, environmental, ethical, and socio-economic hazards of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and industrial-scale factory farms or CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Operations), I feel strongly that consumers have an inalienable right to know whether the food we are purchasing likely contains GM ingredients or comes from animals confined in CAFOs.” –Millions Against Petition
- The Return Of Saying Grace (righteouschoices.wordpress.com)
- Antibiotic Use by CAFOs Increases Our Health Care Costs (woodgatesview.wordpress.com)
- A Mobilization for GMO Labeling (www.right2knowmarch.org)
- Wait, Did the USDA Just Deregulate All New GMO Crops? (motherjones.com)
- Do You Believe in the Whole Foods Fairy? (ediblearia.com)