PAST EVENTS

OSC - Tue Feb 25 Light Brigade Event

WANT TO GPS LOCATION? 33333 pACIFIC COAST DRIVE, ORANGE, CA 92629

MARK YOUR CALENDERS FOR MORE NO WAY GMA ACTION . . . Tue, February 25th @ 7:00 pm till  9:00 pm reconvene on the corner of Pacific Coast Hwy and Ritz Carlton Drive for Overpass Light Brigade from San Diego and Candle Light Vigil. Bring your candles and signs.


PAST EVENT:
HUGE EXPOSE THE GMA RALLY ON FEBRUARY 22nd at 11:00 AM
– RSVP on Facebook on this hot link,   Operation Shopping Cart  Or https://www.facebook.com/events/452392338223512/

LIVE STREAMING OF THE EVENT PROVIDED BY MARCH AGAINST GMOs – SANTA ANA, GO TO: http://m.ustream.tv/channel/vivaindica.

CLICK HERE FOR BANNER SLOGAN CONTEST http://mam-lb.com/contest-what-do-you-want-to-say-to-the-gma/

GMA - Rally 2.22.14 Big Group Shot Label GMO                                                                 

MAM-LB Operation Shopping Cart - Expose the GMA
Coalition Partners:

Americans Organized for Change – OC
Food and Water Watch
Food Democracy Now!
LabelGMOs.org
March Against Monsanto – Laguna Beach
Moms Across America
Organic Consumers Association

Overpass Light Brigade – San Diego
Yo Soy Maize
What about your group or organization?

 

Many thanks to event Sponsors:
Flamous Brands (providing organic snacks)
La Sirena Grill – Laguna Beach
Mother’s Market and Kitchen
Nirvana Grille
Taco Loco – Laguna Beach

MARK YOUR CALENDERS FOR MORE NO WAY GMA ACTION . . . Tue, February 25th @ 7:00 pm till  9:00 pm reconvene on the corner of Pacific Coast Hwy and Ritz Carlton Drive for Overpass Light Brigade from San Diego and Candle Light Vigil. Bring your candles and signs.

GMA - No Way GMA Candlelight Vigil and Light BrigadeTHEN ON WED, FEB 26TH – AFTER WORK NO WAY GMA RALLY!
Same place, PCH Hwy and Ritz Carlton Drive – Bring your signs and voices!
4:00 PM till 7:00 PM

Group Photo MAM-LBGROCERY MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION UNVEILS DEVIOUSLY EVIL PLAN TO OUTLAW GMO LABELING

Center for Food Safety (CFS) today strongly criticized the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), after Politico revealed the lobbying group intends to carry through with legislation aimed at blocking states from mandating labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs).

Connecticut has already passed labeling legislation and Maine’s legislation only awaits the Governor’s signature. Alaska has passed a bill requiring the labeling of genetically engineering fish and fish products. In 2013, 26 states introduced mandatory labeling legislation and Washington’s ballot initiative narrowly lost. 2014 looks to continue the labeling trend, with Oregon, Vermont and numerous others, all pursuing state labeling.

The leaked GMA discussion draft reveals that the GMA bill would not only block states from pursuing mandatory GMO labeling, it would also authorize the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to define the word “natural,” which GMA has already indicated should include GMO products.

“It is clear that the Grocery Manufacturers Association will do anything in their power to keep the public from knowing what is in the food they are buying,” said Andrew Kimbrell, executive director for Center for Food Safety. “We and our allies in the food movement will work to make sure that the public’s right to know is protected and that this bill if introduced, is dead on arrival.”

In 2013, Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Peter DeFazio introduced commonsense legislation that would require federal mandatory labeling of GMOs. The Boxer-DeFazio bill would create a workable federal framework for the labeling of GMO foods, one that responsibly balances the rights of consumers to know what they are buying and feeding their families with the need from industry for a uniform national framework. Despite claiming that it supports a federal standard for labeling, the GMA has not supported the Boxer and DeFazio bills, instead focusing on preempting state action.

In a 2011 legal petition, Center for Food Safety provided FDA with a blueprint for a federal labeling of genetically engineered foods.  FDA has yet to formally respond to that petition, though the agency has received more than 1.4 million comments supporting the petition and mandatory labeling.

CFS also recently submitted a letter to FDA arguing that GE foods not be defined as “natural.”

Source: Center for Food Safety http://bit.ly/Kcnqy3

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS? 

GMO Free Orange County is a coalition of non-gmo organizations and activist groups that are working to ban and/or label bio-engineered foods (gmos) that are entering our food supply. We will NOT stand by and watch the GMA gather top notch lawyers for participating manufacturers and food suppliers to derail our intention of creating an informed public that can exercise their right to know what is in their food.

Please Join GMO Free Orange County and supporting coalition partners like March Against Monsanto – Laguna Beach, Labelgmos.org, Moms Across America, Americans Organized for Change – Orange County and many others as we call out the GMA at their conference at the Ritz Carlton in Monarch Bay, California. What do YOU want to say to the GMA?

What Do YOU Want To Say To The GMA Contest – How it works: the public is invited to send in ideas for slogans that will be printed on banners. We have five restaurants on board to donate dinner tickets. The grand prize of “Dinner at the White House” (Restaurant in Anaheim) will be for the slogan that makes it to our 30 ft x 5 ft banner and for the living beach mural, see blank canvas below. The contest will be promoted by local newspapers and online ezines including Pete with the Temecula Calendar. Coverage about the contest and event will be backed up by at least 4 southern California radio stations and one national radio program.

Email your banner slogans to GMO.Free.OC@gmail.com
As slogans are sent in they will be added to the Contest page.
Slogans accepted till 11:59 PM on February 16, 2014

Also planned: as you see below we have a vast spread of beach to create a huge message. We want to write a huge message to the GMA in the sand with over 500 people in the background. (Similar to what the group did up north that wrote in the sand “FUKASHIMA IS HERE”)  We want to feed these photos far and wide to our alternate media. #TellGMA2LabelGMOs

MAM-LB gmo pic dana point 2

MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO – LAGUNA BEACH & WORLD FOOD DAY
OCTOBER 12, 2013

World Food Day Health Fair was held at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Anns Street, Laguna Beach, 92651

GMO FREE ORANGE COUNTY

welcomes you to

WORLD FOOD DAY FESTIVAL

2:05 pm  – Music Video Welcome – “Question What’s Inside” by Rob Herring  http://www.TheRobHerring.com

2:10 pm – Welcome – D’Marie Mulattieri and GMO Free Orange County Volunteers   http://www.mam-lb.com

2:15 pm – Speaker, 7 year old Alicia Serratos, Orange County’s Youngest Activist  – “Why A Little Girl Marches to Expose GMOs”

2:20 pm – Entertainment – Scott Sechman Live and Open Letter to Moms from Kid President  http://www.scottsechman.com

2:30 pm – Speaker , Zen Honeycutt, Founder of Moms Across America  – “GMOs, Chemical Farming and How We Will Cause Health and Freedom”   http://www.momsacrossamerica.com

2:50 pm – Entertainment – Scott Sechman Live

3:00 pm  – Keynote Speaker Dr. Mark Filidei, Director of Integrated Medicine at Amen Clinics – “Monsanto’s Legacy: Toxic Chemicals and GMOs, and What Science Has to Say.” http://www.drfilidei.com

3:20 pm  – Video: Genetic Roulette (17 min)

3:40 pm – D’Marie Mulattieri, GMO Free Orange County & Expose the TPP – USA, PowerPoint presentation “Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement – How It May Affect YOU”    www.mam-lb.com and http://www.tinyurl.com/askdmarie

4:15 pm  – Scott Sechman Live

4:30 pm – World Food Day Festival Presentation’s Close

Brought to you by our sponsors: Mother’s Markets, Moms Across America, Farm Fresh to You, A Place to Relax, The Water Brewery, American Indian Movement-OC, Transition Laguna Beach  More info www.mam-lb/vendors

GMO Free Orange County is a coalition of volunteers & non-GMO organizations dedicated to working for a healthy GMO FREE Future. All efforts are funded by tax deductible donations. Checks may be made payable to LIGHT Bearers of the World, our umbrella 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. Call 949-429-9877 fo mailing address. http://www.mam-lb.com

Click here to view Speakers

 

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