This march/rally is intended to raise awareness to the dangers of GMO’s. Please join us while we make our voices heard.
11:00: Meet at Civic Center Park—100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver CO
11:30: Begin Marching to Steps of Capital Building—200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO
11:45: Band Plays
12:40: First Speaker (Shawna Yassi)
12:50: Second Speaker (Karen Snider; SUS-DEV)
1:00: Third Speaker (Scott W. Smith, Boulder NO GMO)
1:15: Forth Speaker
1:30: Fifth Speaker (Michael Bownlee—Transition Colorado)
1:45: Key Note Speaker (Jeffery Smith)
2:15: Closing Announcements
5:30 Q&A Session with Jeffery Smith following film (must be finished by 6pm)
First, we have Shawna Yaussi, who recently completed her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Ecology from Prescott College, where she focused some of her energies on researching GM food crops and their far-reaching effects on our environment, economy, diets, and agricultural heritage.
Next Karen Snyder, is the director of Sustainable Development garden, CSU’s student run organic vegetable garden, she is currently studying soil science at CSU, with a focus on organic community food production.
Scott Smith is a Boulder, CO software entrepreneur with a passion for family, organic local food and public service. His began buying organic milk in the mid 90s to avoid Monsanto’s first shot in the war on our food. Upon learning that genetically manipulated food was everywhere in our food system, not just used for animal feed and fuel, but became part of over 85% of all processed foods, Scott became motivated to educate. The FDA had NOT asked for our permission nor given us any choice when they introduced Frankenfood into our food supply, Scott started the Boulder GM-No monthly meetup and travels throughout Colorado hosting Video presentations and discussions to educate people about GM foods and how to make healthy choices to avoid them.
Michael Brownlee, a relocalization advocate and organizer since mid-2005, Michael Brownlee is co-founder of Transition Colorado, the first officially-recognized Transition Initiative in North America. His organization has helped catalyze Transition Initiatives throughout the state, all working towards the resilience and self-reliance of their communities. He is editor and publisher of Boulder County’s Eat Local! Resource Guide & Directory, a co-founder of the Boulder County Local Food Network, and for two years served as an at-large member of the Boulder County Food & Agriculture Policy Council.
Jeffrey Smith is the author of Seeds of Deception and of Genetic Roulette: The Documented HealthRisks of Genetically Engineered Foods . He is the Executive Director of the Institute For Responsible Technology, a nonprofit that educates consumers on GMOs risks and alternatives, that has organized a national network of activists to reach the tipping point of 15 million consumers who will drive GMOs out of the food chain.
Fraser CO. 80442
List of Supporters:
Institute for Responsible Technology
Slow Food Network
The Organic & Non-GMO Report
Non GMO Project
Alliance For Bio Integrity
Seeds of Deception
Pesticide Action Network
Grant Farms CSA
Jared Polis’s Office
Sustainable Development CSU
White Wave Foods
High Country Kombucha
The Roller Dolls
Center for Food Safety
Truth in Labeling
Genetic Engineering Action Network
Stopping GMO with Food and Water Network
Tone Dynamix Productions
Clip it Online
Mary Smith GM No Boulder
Scott Smith GM NO Boulder
Millions Against Monsanto