Friday, March 23, 2012

How Do Seven Corporations Control Our Food Choices?

Jerry Mander, President of the Forum on International Globalization speaks about how seven corporatons--Fox News, Time Warner, Disney, Sony, Bertelsmann, Viacom, and General Electric--control our food choices.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

#F27 Occupy Our Food Supply

MONSANTO and allergic reactions

Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a "typical" breakfast. Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others. Informative and inspiring.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Invitation to Movie, Teach-In and Think Tank - Fri.2/3

The Commission on Voluntary Service and Action has graciously offered us space to show Simon Cunich's documentary, Growing Change: A Journey Inside Venezuela's Food Revolution.

WHEN: Friday, Feb 3, 6:00 PM

WHERE: Commission on Voluntary Service & Action
22-19 41st Avenue, 2nd Fl
Long Island City, NY 11101

HOW TO GET THERE: F train to 21st St. Queensbridge or 7 train to Queensboro Plaza

FREE (Donations accepted)

Here is the Film's Trailer

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Occupy My Kitchen

Ok. we get it. Monsanto and other MegaFood Corporations are doing really bad things to the environment, to animals, to independent farmers, and very likely, to all humans. Just on general principal, we should try to eliminate Big Ag from our diets.

But what exactly does that mean for New Yorkers? Where can we find NonMonsanto food? Will it cost more in time and money? Can we afford it? Is it realistic to expect individual consumers to ban Big Ag from their tables?

One of our group members has decided to make it her New Year's resolution to eliminate Monsanto and Big Ag from her kitchen and will share this project with whomever wants to come along.

Project: Occupy My Kitchen or...Keep the One Percent Off My Table

Brought to you by the Food and Environmental Justice Working Group of Occupy Queens

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto

"In an effort to protect the rights of organic farmers and the integrity of our agricultural seed stock, Maine organic potato farmer Jim Gerritsen joined the Public Patent Foundation's lawsuit against Monsanto and as President of the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association is the lead plaintiff, along with 83 other organizations, including Food Democracy Now!.

Gerritsen made his first trip to New York City to join the Farmers March to share his concern about the loss of organic seeds to genetic contamination and the threat this poses to farmers, eaters and our food supply." Read more here

Read more about the lawsuit against Monsanto:

Aroostook farmer the face of organic growers' fight against Monsanto

Bridgewater organic farmer included on list of those changing the world

Visit Jim Gerritsen's website, Wood Prairie Farm

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Humans VS Monsanto

This 10 minute excerpt from a longer film shows why Monsanto is no Saint.

If you want to see the full-length documentary, go to this link: