Welcome dinner for the Are We Eating Fishy Food Tour
March Against Monsanto ~Denver in collaboration with Occupy Monsanto, We are Change Colorado, and Cultivate Colorado
Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (MDT)
Join us for a community dinner to welcome the Are We Eating Fishy Food Tour to Denver
Activists and campaigners will escort the FishyFoodFleet across America to Washington State in support of GMO labeling, the fleet will be pulling into Denver August 10th and we want to welcome them with a GMO-free community dinner. This all-ages event is free but we do ask all attendees to bring a GMO-free dish (serving 8-10) to share with the community and a blanket to sit on. Following dinner will be an impromptu parade with the Fishy Food Fleet, so bring your signs and strollers for the kids.
Please park behind the building and enter the Community Center from the back.
The ideas behind the Are We Eating Fishy Food Tour:
- There is something fishy about GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), plants or animals which have been genetically altered and would not occur naturally despite what Monsanto or other biotech companies claim. These newly introduced “transgenic” species exhibit unexpected and unintended traits, and many say that their introduction into the environment, along with the insecticide they are most often paired with, has led to higher incidences of health problems.
- Most commonly, pesticide companies engineer new proteins into our food crops that enable high doses of their weed killer to be sprayed. These new proteins have not undergone any long term independent safety testing, and weed killer residues in our foods are going through the sunroof. The FDA is about to green light a genetically engineered salmon into our food supply without labeling, in which genes from an eel like ocean pout have been inserted. This GMO fish if it escapes would decimate wild salmon populations.
- Sixty-four countries around the world require labeling of GMOs, but in the USA and Canada these items are commonly found in the grocery store without a label. Are we eating fishy food? Let’s demand some answers. Label GMO food so people can make informed choices.
- We believe that people have the right to choose what they eat. The essence of food democracy is that we know what is in our food, and whether or not our food has been artificially altered.