Would you like some quick talking points to help with explaining why folks should vote “yes” on the I-522 initiative to label GMO food?
Or maybe you yourself are not as familiar with the specifics, and while you support it in theory, maybe the many “no” vote ads have created questions for you.
The “Yes on 522″ campaign has put together a helpful PDF outline some of the commons concerns and misconceptions about I-522. It’s a quick, easy-to-read two and a half pages. Check it out, and if you know of anyone with similar questions or concerns, please pass it along!
You can download this short PDF here.
GMO OMG opens in Seattle tonight (Fri, Sept 27) at SIFF. Are you planning to attend?
Tonight there is a Q&A with Pamm Larry, California Grassroots Leader & Initial Instigator of Prop 37.
The film shows again tomorrow (Sat, Sept 28) at 3pm & 5:15.
As a proud supporter of Yes on 522, the GMO labeling initiative, Slow Food Seattle has shared numerous Yes on I-522 related updates/events/and posts on our page.
The timing of the film’s release couldn’t have come at a better time, as we are just over a month away from I-522 going up for a vote in WA state.
There have been a couple of pre-screenings already -including one hosted by PCC Natural Markets at Seattle Art Museum last Wednesday. Have you viewed the film or heard much buzz about it already? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
More info and reviews on the film and watch the trailer at the bottom of the post.
GMO OMG, take the audience on a journey to explore the unknown health and environmental risks of GMO’s, chemical toxins, and the food monopoly as well as the growing global movement to take back what we have lost.
“Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert digs deep into the current controversy surrounding GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) and their stronghold on the American agricultural system.” Eater.com
“Director Jeremy Seifert accomplishes something remarkable when he turns his camera on his family…its refreshing to see a work that gives emotion its due.” Grist.org
For more information, see the film’s Facebook page or website.
Come to share and enjoy a Harvest Potluck with other like-minded folks who appreciate our local bounty and to learn about Slow Foods revived national initiatives and the new work we are beginning locally.
Our Harvest Potluck and Annual Meeting will be on October 13 at 1pm, at the Montlake Community Center. RSVP here.
Everyone is welcome! You do not have to be a Slow Food Seattle member to come join in the potluck. If you have been curious about our organization, this is a great chance to come meet with members and see what we’re all about! We will be discussing a few membership-related topics, with a few members-only votes, but the majority of our topics and activities will be of interest to anyone interested in good, clean, fair food:
- I-522 (labeling GMO foods). Meg Kennedy from Central Co-op, will be there to discuss this important ballot initiative.
- Ark of Taste: Slow Food’s Ark of Taste is a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. The Ark’s goal is to help promote these foods to ensure their continued existence.
- Slow Food’s new national initiatives
- School gardens
- Slow Fish – Slow Food’s special focus on seafood
- A favorite dish to serve 20 with serving utensils
- Eating utensils and a non-alcoholic beverage
We will supply plates, cups and napkins.
There will also be door prizes!