No time to make a sign. No time to be a bee!
But I still marched. I made a difference. One voice among thousands. We shouted
“HEY, HEY! HO, HO! GMOS HAVE GOT TO GO!”
We let our city know what we want:
& when we wanted it
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It was my first time going to MAMTO, yet it felt so natural to me.
All morning I stared at my breakfast, mulling over my food choices. Where they organic? No. Where did they come from? I don’t even want to think about it.
How many GMOs are snuck into the food I eat everyday?
I’ll admit it, I know about all the awful pesticides killing our lovely pollinators.
I try to buy local, farm-friendly and organic when I can, but I am unemployed and trying to get to university.
It’s hard to vote with your money when you don’t have any!
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Attending events like March Against Monsanto, going to local farmers markets and supporting programs such as Food Share, FarmTOFork, or the Toronto GMO Coalition can still make a difference — even if you can’t afford to buy 100% organic and fair trade products.
Volunteering is a free way to show your support.
*PRO TIP* sometimes you get free stuff!
At the end of the march, I got to hear a few bands play in Christie Pits along with many speakers. I wish I remembered their names. These are real people making change! Some sacrificed their jobs standing up for what they believe in.
It blew me away that one girl (16) started advocating for labeling GMOs when she was just 11 years old!
If she can do it, we all can.
Step up and fight for a world we are proud to be a part of.
♥ A.R.T.T. xx