March Against Monsanto Just the Beginning
Returning from Austin, I have much more hope and faith in the Non-GMO Movement. A great turnout of enthusiastic supporters marched through the streets of downtown area where we ended up on the state capitol steps for a two-hour rally. People of all ages – little kids with their parents to older generations with signs, musical instruments, costumes, and a purpose marched in the pouring rain.
It was a good crowd of maybe a couple of thousand people. Two years ago at the same event, we had just a few hundred people turn out in clear skies. I was asked to speak to the crowd along with a handful of others. This was the most lively rally I’ve attended over the past few years and one that I believe signifies a huge swing in the opposite direction against Monsanto and other biotech companies.
More awareness is needed in this fight. More people need to wake up to what is happening to the food and fiber production in this country. What we’ve allowed to happen out of convenience, out of apathy is no longer acceptable. I hope you encourage others to join this fight. I hope if you have been fighting, to continue to do so with more vigor than ever.
As Monsanto gains more favor with legislation from corrupt politicians who turn their backs on the people, our health and the overall health of nature, it is time for We the People to be constant reminders we are the ones with all the power…when we are united.
We must not get distracted nor shall we tire in our pursuit of GMO labeling and a healthier agriculture system in this country.
The tide is turning. We will win this food revolution!