From – VT Digger
Contact: Seana Pelkey, Organizer
Khristopher Flack, Media Contact
GMO Rallies expand across the US:
Vermont rally to be held Saturday at City Hall, Montpelier.
What began as a single rally scheduled to take place in Washington D.C. has expanded across the whole of the United States, thousands have signed up to have their say.
Their demands are:
1. We have the right to know and want genetically modified foods labeled.
2. We want factory farmed animal and genetically modified animal products labeled.
3. We want independent, transparent, long-term studies done on the safety of GMOs for animals/plants/humans.
4. We want the organic industry protected from cross-contamination and law suits to organic farmers.
The FDA currently considers GM foods “substantially equivalent” or GRAS (generally recognized as safe) and therefore doesn’t require labeling.
If you are interested in participating in the Vermont Rally For The Right to Know, you can meet on the steps of City Hall in Montpelier this Saturday, March 26 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Signs are encouraged.
Visit: www.facebook.com/rallyfortherighttoknow2011 for more information.