March Against Monsanto – Mickey Z. on Food Justice, GMOs, & the Vegan Option (Eat Like a Revolutionary)

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Date(s) - 05/25/2013
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Washington Square Park
7 Washington Square North
New York
This teach-in is FREE, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public

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March Against Monsanto – Mickey Z. on Food Justice, GMOs, & the Vegan Option (Eat Like a Revolutionary)

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

3pm

Washington Square Park

Join us after the March Against Monsanto: https://www.facebook.com/events/379571882141135

As part of the March Against Monsanto Free School: https://www.facebook.com/events/522561597780211

 

This teach-in is FREE, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public

 

Contrary to corporate propaganda, genetically-modified (GM) products have not been proven safe – yet, 93% of soy, 93% of cotton, and 86% of corn grown in the U.S. are GM and roughly 80% of all processed food contains at least one GM ingredient.

 

So yeah, it feels great to scream “Fuck Monsanto!” when that single corporation owns 90% of GMOs grown on the planet and enforces patents by forcing farmers to sign “technology agreements.”

 

But, despite all this, food justice means much more than just Monsanto.

 

Food justice means learning the truth about GMOs, sure, but also pesticides, additives, and other corporate toxins.

 

Food justice means accepting the urgent need to grow our own food instead of state-enforced, pesticide-laden lawns. FYI: The most irrigated crop in the U.S. is lawn!

 

Food justice also means that the animal-based diet is directly responsible for unspeakable cruelty, a human health holocaust, exploited human workers, and irreversible environmental devastation – from deforestation to water pollution to topsoil erosion and well beyond.

 

Food justice means factory farming consumes one-third of the planet’s land surface and is the number one source of human-created greenhouse gases.

 

Food justice means surrendering the privilege of speciesism.

 

Food justice means cultivating, eating, and sharing plant-based, locally grown, organic whole foods.

 

Food justice means we have to re-imagine our relationship with the natural world…NOW.

 

Join me on May 25 to connect the dots…

 

Spread the word: bring friends, bring enemies, create change.

 

Note: The venue is wheelchair accessible but to find accessible transportation options, please click here:

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For those unable to attend, here’s the livestream link. Please share:

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