Rally Against Monsanto - GM Free Breakfast

In solidarity with majority world farmers who are fighting for  sovereignty against multinational control of their land and patented seed  monopoly, we will rally outside the Hilton hotel on Thursday 18th February at 7 am to say “No! Monsanto !”

Join Friends of the Earth and other groups as we defend the rights of farmers and make our voices heard.

Monsanto  spokesperson Peter O’Keeffe will  address the Rural Press Club at the “Hilton on the Park”  promoting farmers’ “choice” to grow GM canola and  Monsanto’s role in the future of agriculture.

WHEN :  7 am on Thursday 18th February
WHERE : Hilton on  the Park, 192 Wellington Parade East Melbourne  (near  Fitzroy Gardens)

In solidarity with majority world farmers who are fighting for  sovereignty against multinational control of their land and patented seed  monopoly, we will rally outside the Hilton to say “No! Monsanto !”

Profits, seed  monopoly and patenting are Monsanto’s real agenda.

From  the cotton fields of Indonesia, where the  company was fined $US1.5 million for bribery while trying to influence a GM  cotton approval, to India, where over 100,000 people fasted in January against  seed monopoly and GM eggplant introduction, world-wide awareness of the threat  of GM crops is building. Corporate spin will not convince us that Monsanto’s  patented seeds will “feed the world”.

We don’t want unstable, untested GM food products on our plates  while GM canola spreads and contaminates our paddocks, in the name of a  farcical “choice” which destroys our choice to farm and eat GM  free.

Join us for a GM free breakfast rally with speakers and debate.

Rally sponsors :  MADGE info@madge.org.au
LASNET lasnet@latinlasnet.org
Friends of the Earth Australia realfood@melbourne.foe.org.au

Some FoE links to anti-GM resoruces: