Roger: "What I'm hoping that the March Against Monsanto will accomplish is an awakening of the people of what they, their children and pets are eating."
Kim: "show people that The People are tired of corporations buying politicians, Supreme Court Justices, government entities. We're AWAKE, AWARE and not going to stand for it any more."
Bennette: "to bring awareness to the destructiveness of Monsanto's bedlam of so called safe Scientific Technology, their monopolization of our Governmental entities and seed supplies worldwide."
Diana: "raise public awareness, about the health risk with the GMO foods being grown and sold to consumers."
Bonnie: "at LEAST labeling healthy food for my family."
Louise: "To STOP the big corporations from taking away our basic rights - to fresh food - NO ONE or Corp has the right to brand a seed as their own and limit us to what we can eat and what we can't eat... they want full control.. I SAY NO !!!"
Kansas Conni: Increased awareness that includes the revolving door between big companies like Monsanto and congressional representatives and why regulation is not a bad word.
Dylan: "for people to realize that it is critical for us to begin to sustain and liberate each other."
Marcy: "to bring awareness to the food crisis, so that we may band together to defeat Monsanto.
Here's a video of Kansas City people explaining in their own words why the March Against Monsanto TOMORROW, May 25, in hundreds of cities all over the world, is important to them:
My own reasons mirror all of the above. I also demand that Monsanto executives and stockholders be barred from holding decision making positions within the USDA, FDA, EPA, or any government agency that regulates the products that this company manufactures.
Also, I'd like strict labeling laws. No Frankenfood for me.
(This picture is not as farfetched as it looks: all of the food mutations pictured above have either been experimented with or are being experimented with. Scary...)
This directly pertains to you, personally, and to anyone else who depends on food to maintain their existence on this planet. This is vital, must-know information. Please share this video, and check out the link below it
Please March Against Monsanto in your community this Saturday, May 25 and get the point across to lawmakers and food manufacturers, while educating those who don't know. Here is a list of events scheduled for May 25 around the world. Scroll to the right on this page for the link to the Facebook page of the group in your community. And if you're in Kansas City...
There are more pictorial histories of Kansas City than I can count, but Prof. Ulichne and I have added our own contribution to the historical record of this town in the just released book from Arcadia Publishing called, "Images of America: Early Kansas City, Missouri." We are hoping that even the stoutest Kansas City history buffs will open this book and say (more than once), "I never knew that!"
Another goal in doing this project was to call attention to people and things that have been forgotten or diminished in the official narrative. In many books about local history, Thomas Bullene is called an early settler and a shopkeeper, if he's mentioned at all. Theodore Case, if mentioned, is generally referred to as a physician. These men were so much more than that, and their impact was lasting and should be remembered. There are numerous examples of people such as these that all Kansas Citians should grow up learning about in school, but instead these early leaders have largely been forgotten.
There are also a few pictures and stories of some people whose names grace our roadways. We see their names every day, but who were they? And in at least one instance, we're hoping readers will wonder why we continue to honor people whose behavior might not have warranted such a lasting legacy.
I've been told by the publisher that the book is "in the stores" today, but I'm not exactly sure which stores they're referring to yet. If you're a KC history buff, you can get the book on Amazon, or ask for it at your local library! Hope you enjoy it :)