EVENTS and NEWS for November 2013
Mexico Stops GM Maize with Collective Action
Biosafety Alliance is pleased to invite you to a presentation by:
Dr. Adelita San Vicente Tello – Executive Director of Semillas de Vida
Join us and learn: Why We Should Defend Mexican Corn
The Center for Political Education
Monday, November 25th at 7:00 PM
518 Valencia Street in San Francisco CA
First Weekly Workshop on Urban Agriculture
Basics on Preparation of Soil for Edible Gardens
(all presentations and bilingual English and Spanish)
WHEN AND WHERE:
November 24th 11:00 AM
Strong Roots Community Gardens
Sacramento st. at Woolsey st. Berkeley, CA
What can I do to help get corn tortillas labeled?
You can join campaigns focused on the right to know what you eat.
You can demand that the companies you buy your tortillas from include GMO labels on your tortillas.
You can join us to reclaim our food system.
Sign our petition demanding labeling of GMO Corn Tortilla, talk to your friends, family, neighbors, build your edible garden, organize a co op to get organic food at lower prices.
GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE – DOWNLOAD PETITION HERE:
How do GMOs affect me?
To grow GMO’s, the big Ag Industry uses tons of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. The environmental impact of increased pesticide use and use of chemical fertilizers for seeds bred to grow only in conditions with lots of nitrogen has been widely reported.
Additionally, the consolidation of the seed supply has been blamed for the disappearance of 90% of seed biodiversity as well as 90% of biological forms (plants, insects, birds & mammals, including bees), in the United States.
We don’t know what the consequences of this will be for our health, soil, water and air, but there are hundreds of researches that report increasing rates of respiratory problems, asthma, allergies, cancer, birth defects and others related to the continuous exposure to GMO related products. The consumption of GMO grains in animals has created digestive problems in the long term and in rats has been linked to cancer.