Poland Joins Ranks of Grassroots Anti-Monsanto Activism
By: Anthony Gucciardi & Michael Edwards
The anti-GMO, anti-Monsanto movement has been making major waves in recent months. The inexorable growth of the anti-Monsanto revolution was recently highlighted by the popularity of an article by Anthony Gucciardi, which discussed actions taken by Hungary to destroy 1000 acres of maize and issue a 10-year ban on GM foods. That article has gone mega-viral with over 95,000 shares, and is one of the best indications to date that we the people can take on even the largest of corporations if we simply take action and make our voices heard.
Recently declared the Worst Company of 2011, and people the world over are joining the opposition against bloated biotech giant Monsanto. Poland is contributing to the coordinated effort to protect their health freedom and preserve their local farming economy.
“The Festival of Nature and Culture” begins tomorrow and runs through December 11th as a celebration Poland’s effort to stop GMO and save traditional seeds. It is another angle on generating support for a Poland-wide demand to kill off continued government attempts to sneak through an Act that would permit GM seeds to be commercially grown there.
What is new about this initiative is that many artists are giving their names and talents to this festival. Jazz musicians, painters, actors, designers, rock bands and more are among those pledging their support. The festival comprises more than 80 events to take place all over Poland this coming weekend.
Activists in Poland are joining others around the world in a mission to keep their torch burning through a celebration of unmodified nature and culture. The ICPPC is coordinating this event from its farmhouse base in South Malopolska and J&J will also be engaged in other awareness-raising events in the nation’s capital of Krakow over the weekend.
Public attitudes are changing exponentially, as people are waking up to the dangers of a corrupted food chain. Moreover, the origin of this corruption is being identified as a corporate-government structure that is hell-bent on eradicating true food safety and the preservation of our right to grow and consume natural products. This corporate-government atrocity has become symbolized by Monsanto, as they aim to turn food and farming into nothing more than a sterile money-making machine.
The Festival of Nature and Culture offers another vision of the future – and its becoming clear that it is a vision shared by an increasing number of individuals from a wide cross-section of not only Polish society, but the larger human tribe as well.
For more information about this wonderful initiative, please visit their website HERE (in Polish). There are many free translation programs on the web that you can use to view how they are structuring this event. Please spread these ideas far and wide and adopt these tools to start a movement in your own community.
Natural Society staff contribution