Another March Against Monsanto in Indy
Oct 01, 2013 11:26PM
For the second time in less than six months, an organized March Against Monsanto will take place in downtown Indianapolis, from 2 to 5 p.m. on October 12 at the City Market Plaza. The event will include a march to and from the statehouse, several keynote speakers, live music and information about local resources.
The event is being organized by Angela Capretti, a local counselor in private practice, and the Indianapolis Action Group, which Capretti founded. The group is committed to serving the community and caring for the environment.
The March Against Monsanto advocates further scientific research on the health effects of genetically modified foods (GMO). Indianapolis was one of 436 cities worldwide that held an event last May.
GMOs, genetically modified or engineered organisms, can include seeds, vegetables, grains, and most any food. The event advocates for labeling of GMOs in the food system, while striving to support local, organic, non- GMO and sustainably grown foods and local businesses that prioritize these foods. “To protect themselves from the potential dangers of GMOs, (people can) grow their own non-GMO foods, and buy organically grown whole foods and foods labeled by The Non-GMO Project,” notes Capretti.
The worldwide walk will also recognize World Food Day, which officially is on October 16 each year. Through an initiative of the United Nations, World Food Day helps to increase understanding the issues behind poverty and find effective and sustainable solutions to end hunger.