Well, the march came and went. We got some news coverage. Some. We also got some people talking. Success? . . . A start.
The incredible traffic my posts on Monsanto received afterwards, and the searches that people are using to find me give me hope that people are starting to ask the right questions – mainly –
Who the heck are these guys and why didn’t I know about them before??
Unfortunately social media has been our main method of communicating about the issues surrounding Monsanto, and this is proving to be a double-edged sword.
You don’t get much more mainstream than CNN.
I’m Canadian, and cancelled most of my cable, and frankly find CNN kind of hilarious on most days anyway, in a weird, sort of sad parody on American culture kind of way . . . but heck, it’s what most people watch, or so I’m told.
And here, finally, is their coverage of Saturday’s March Against Monsanto. Three days late, but hey, better late than never, right?
Supporters of the March Against Monsanto bombarded mainstream media with complaints about the lack of coverage and looks like someone listened. Is it the best coverage? No, but hey, we’ll take what we can get.
We all gotta start somewhere.
A note from Stacey:
This post has been seen by over 400 people in just the last few hours. I just want to say thank you to everyone who is taking them time to educated themselves on this important issue. When you are done, please share this post and my related post regarding why we need to care about Monsanto. I have heard back from some of the media outlets I contacted regarding the lack of coverage and their responses have been pathetic. It’s time for us to create a NEW mainstream media. It’s up to us. Spread the word. Share the information. SHARING IS REBELLIOUS. Cheers, Stacey The Slow Foods Mama
Yesterday morning we headed to downtown Vancouver to take part in our local March Against Monsanto, signs in hand and munchkin in tow. It was POURING. When we arrived at the Art Gallery, the turn out was decidedly disappointing, but to my encouragement there were tons of kids there. TONS. Mamas, wee babies, other prego ladies, lots and lots of families.
We waited and waited in the pouring rain, and as we did, our numbers grew, and grew . . . and grew. By the time we got marching, we were at the end of the line, pushing the buggy – 15 minutes in the march had grown to such an extent that I couldn’t see the end of it!
This coming Saturday, May 25, the March Against Monsanto gets underway in 36 countries around the globe. Yes, 36. I am excited and worried and hopeful.
In my circle of experience, I take for granted that most people know who Monsanto is and why they’re bad news. I realized this week that I shouldn’t.
First of all, let’s get a look at the lay of the land, so to speak.
What are GMO’s?