ON this page you will learn about the Community Rights Coalition’s support of Washington State Initiative I-522 which would require labeling of all GMO’s foods sold in Washington State. More to come…
While the GE labeling movement has continued to gain steam nationwide, Washington voters will have a unique opportunity to decide the fate of GE labeling in their state this fall. With a history of policy “firsts”, particularly by popular vote, many hope Washington will have a fighting chance against Big Ag’s deep pockets. “The food movement needs a win in Washington to show its political muscle.” Read More >>
Key Points in the Genetically Modified Food Debate
Recent trade negotiations between the U.S. and Europe have exposed opposing views on genetically engineered foods, and opened an intense debate on both sides of the Atlantic. With a range of views on safety, mandatory labeling, government regulation and biotechnology’s role in solving world hunger, it may be a long road before any kind of middle ground is reached. Read More >>
5 Surprising Genetically Modified Foods
All debates aside, have you ever wondered about the history of GE ingredients, and exactly which foods they’re in? Mother Jones answers some frequently asked questions about GE foods, and offers a few great resources to continue learning more. Read More >>
Seeds of Death: Unveiling The Lies of GMO’s – Full Movie -The world’s leading Scientists, Physicians, Attorneys, Politicians and Environmental Activists expose the corruption and dangers surrounding the widespread use of Genetically Modified Organisms in the new feature length documentary, “Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs”.
FILM SERIES HIGHLIGHTING GMO ISSUE COMES TO PORT TOWNSEND
Free Film Series on GMO issues comes to Port Townsend. Just in time to support the I-522 Statewide initative to label GMO’s, the film series starts on August 26th. The Film series is organized by Local 20/20 and co-sponsored by several other community organizations including The Community Rights Coalition of Jefferson County.
This provocative film series shines a light on what has happened in the past two decades to our global food system. You will learn how to make food choices that will keep you healthy, help our local famers stay viable, and protect nature’s ecosystems.
Here is a film series schedule – All Films start at 7:00 PM
The World According to Monsanto-
- 8/26 Quimper Unitarian
- 8/28 Quimper Grange
- 8/29 Quilcene Community Ctr
- 8/30 Chimacum Grange
Seeds of Death-
- 9/2-Quimper Unitarian
- 9/4 Quimper Grange
- 9/5 Quilcene Community Ctr.
- 9/6 Chimacum Grange
Genetic Roulette-The Gamble of our Lives
- 9/9 Quimper Unitarian
- 9/11 Quimper Grange (coincides with Howard Vlieger’s visit)
- 9/12 Quilcene Community Ctr.
- 9/13 Chimacum Grange
Seeds of Freedom
- 9/12 Quilcene Community Cr.
- 9/16 Quimper Unitarian
- 9/18 Quimper Grange
- 9/20 Chimacum Grange
This film is part of the PT Film Festival Weekend:
- 9/21 9:30 PM at the Rose Theatre
- 9/ 22 6:15 PM at the Peter Simpson Free Cinema
With the exception of “GMO OMG,” all the films have been provided for free in collaboration with Meaningful Movies of Seattle with help from the Food Co-op, Local 20/20, the Rose Theatre, Port Townsend Film Festival, the Quimper and Chimacum Granges, Jefferson County Farm to School Coalition, Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Green Sanctuary Committee and the Community Rights Coalition of Jefferson County.
Although all of these films are free, donations at the door are welcome.