Eat-In at the FDA to Label GMOs – Stone Soup Style

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Date(s) - 04/08/2013
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park

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bus to anti gmo this monday is now pay what you want

Incl. free.

They really need ppl on the nyc bus as outreach in nyc was nonexistant. the rally/event is this monday front of fda hq in college park, md. over 1000 ppl from around the country is coming.

Folks form NYC and NJ are pretty fortunate to catch a ride on the most comfortable bus on the road! We were able to get a sponsor to subsidize the Bus so all remaining seats are “Pay What You Can”. Please Register here: http://www.busforprogress.org/events/gmo
NYC Riders just catch the train and meet the bus at 6:10 AM at the Metro Park train station!

From Penn Station NYC to Metropark NJ

Adult One Way $10.00 Child/Senior/Disabled One Way $4.50
04:51 AM
Northeast Corridor #3811 05:36 AM 45 minutes
05:26 AM
Northeast Corridor #3813 06:09 AM 43 minutes

 

 

EAT-IN AT THE FDA

The FDA is supposed to be the watchdog that protects us. Their purpose is to safeguard the consumer against industry, but instead they often seem to do the absolute reverse. The FDA has failed in its core purpose. FDA policies have lead to: a Lack of Transparency, Revolving Door with Industry, Market Bullying, Widespread Illness, Seed Privatization and Well Documented Risks to our Health: Lets take back our Food System!

Partners:
Occupy-Monsanto, Food and Water Watch, Food Democracy Now!, REAL Cooperative, Organic Consumers Association, Seed Freedom, Institute for Responsible Technology and many others!

Share this Call to Action: http://occupy-monsanto.com/eat-in-at-the-fda-to-label-gmos/

Help fill a Van or Bus in your community by being a Shuttle Captain.
Sign up here: http://occupy-monsanto.com/eat-in-at-the-fda-to-label-gmos-bus-captain-signup/

Join the RideBuzz group for this event: http://www.ridebuzz.org/events-group/stone-soup-eat-fda-4813-20696.html

STONE SOUP!
There are many different versions of the fable “Stone Soup” that have been written throughout history. One story is about a hungry soldier who, when passing through an impoverished village, announced that he would make ‘Stone Soup’. The promise of the mysterious Stone Soup persuaded the small village to pool its resources and offer up its hidden onions, carrots, and spices to feed everyone in town. By working together, with everyone contributing something, a greater good can be achieved.

Today, America can be a food desert, devoid of healthy options and corporate transparency, but with our resources combined, we can move toward a more informed, healthy, and just food system. Mandatory GMO Labeling, Testing and Regulation is a BIG step along the way to an honest and sustainable food democracy in the USA.

– Jump on an action-bound bus from your region to the FDA!
– Pack a picnic, bring an arm full of (vegetarian) ingredients (herbs, spices, veggies, stock) from your region to add to the (Giant) “Stone Soup”.
– Bring Heirloom Seeds to Swap.
– Join a demonstration at FDA Building and a day of sunshine and picnic-style protest.

Are YOU hungry for some food democracy?

On Monday, April 8th, Americans will head to the FDA, to face down the institution that chooses Monsanto’s industrial interests over policy transparency and public health. Join this historic event to make your voice heard as we begin to take back our food system.

Who: Concerned Citizens, Farmers, Families, Students, Safe Food Activists, Food Justice Organizations

What: Eat-In for GMO Labeling at the FDA, Stone Soup Style.

Where: Outside of the Food And Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway College Park, MD 20740

When: Monday, April 8, 2013, 8am – 6pm

Don’t forget to bring your own bowl, spoon, mug, and vegetables!

Stay up to date on Twitter: http://twitter.com/GMO917
Hashtag: #StoneSoup

Share this Call to Action: http://occupy-monsanto.com/eat-in-at-the-fda-to-label-gmos/

Help fill a Van or Bus in your community by being a Shuttle Captain. Sign up here: http://occupy-monsanto.com/eat-in-at-the-fda-to-label-gmos-bus-captain-signup/

Sign-Up

SOUTH EAST BUS:
(GA, SC, NC, KY, etc.)
https://docs.google.com/a/realcooperative.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGl6NWZNc0N1UkxtS0J0c3VhVVRQaFE6MQ#gid=0

Asheville, NC –> AshevilleFDAbus@occupy-monsanto.com
Atlanta, GA –> AtlantaFDAbus@occupy-monsanto.com
Boone, NC –> BooneNCFDAbus@occupy-monsanto.com

NORTH EAST BUS:
(Boston, Northampton, VT, Hartford, Central NY, etc.)
Reserve your seat today: https://fdn.actionkit.com/donate/eat-in-for-food-democracy/

Boston, MA –> BostonFDAbus@occupy-monsanto.com
Northampton, MA –> NorthamptonFDAbus@occupy-monsanto.com
Burlington, VT –> VermontFDAbus@occupy-monsanto.com
Hartford, CT –> HartfordFDAbus@occupy-monsanto.com
Central NY, NY -> CentralNYFDABus@occupy-monsanto.com

MID-ATLANTIC BUS:
(NYC, NJ, PA, etc.)
Reserve your seat today: http://www.busforprogress.org/events/gmo

New York City, NY –> NYCFDAbus@occupy-monsanto.com
Newark, NJ –> NewarkFDAbus@occupy-monsanto.com
Philadelphia –> RightToKnowPA@gmail.com

MID WEST BUS:
(WI, IL, MI, OH, PA, etc.)
https://docs.google.com/a/realcooperative.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGo1VUJMRjdjWEJlTjNXVjNqd0NlTEE6MQ#gid=0
Chicago, IL –> ChicagoFDAbus@occupy-monsanto.com
Madison, WI –> MadisonFDAbus@occupy-monsanto.com
(Additional pick-up locations in Ohio and Western PA)

Morgantown, WV –> MorgantownWVFDAbus@occupy-monsanto.com

– More Bus Captains ares still being added! –

Looking to carpool? Join the RideBuzz group for this event: http://www.ridebuzz.org/events-group/stone-soup-eat-fda-4813-20696.html

Interested in being a volunteer? Sign up here: http://occupy-monsanto.com/eat-in-at-the-fda-to-label-gmos-volunteer-signup/

Frequently Asked Questions: http://occupy-monsanto.com/eat-in-at-the-fda-faq/

Got questions? Email: StoneSoup@occupy-monsanto.com

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