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Join Operation Shopping Cart - Expose the GMA - Sat, Feb 22nd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 GMO Free Movement Takes on GMA
Grocery Manufacturers Association Fails to Intimidate GMO Free Activists

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (February 18, 2014) – GMO Free Orange County invites residents from LA, San Bernardino, Orange and San Diego counties to join them on Saturday, February 22, 2014, to rally with GMO Free coalition partners as they peacefully protest  the upcoming GMA Litigation Conference being held later in the week in Dana Point at the Ritz Carlton. Health enthusiasts and GMO Free activists will converge at Salt Creek Beach Park on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Ritz Carlton Drive at 10:30 am with the demonstration beginning promptly at 11:00 am.  The rally dubbed Operation Shopping Cart – Expose the GMA is a peaceful family event and open to all concerned citizens.  More details can be found at tinyurl.com/GMA-NoWay

According to Organic Consumers Association, a coalition partner of GMO Free Orange County, “the GMA is gathering high-powered lawyers to help them plan their strategy to undermine state GMO labeling efforts, so they can pass a federal water-down, voluntary GMO label law.”

GMO activists like Operation Shopping Cart event organizers John Diaz, local Orange County leader of LabelGMOs Prop 37 and March Against Monsanto facilitator, D’Marie Mulattieri are gathering the GMO Free community to further alert unsuspecting consumers to the dangers posed by genetically modified organisms in the US food supply, “We are ‘welcoming’ the GMA to let them know that we oppose their plans to attack our democratic process of enacting local and state GMO labeling laws. We feel that it is un-American to manipulate consumers into purchasing food made with GMOs by pressuring the FDA to label GMOs as ‘natural,' which is what the GMA did this past December.”

The GMA was found guilty of violating state election campaign disclosure laws in Washington when it willfully failed to disclose the top funders of the approximately $11 million dollars spent to defeat its GMO labeling initiative I-522 in November, 2013. The GMA has subsequently filed a counter suit against the State of Washington challenging the state disclosure law. The Grocery Manufacturers Association is a multi-billion lobbying group representing the interests of over 300 junk food suppliers like Pepsico, Nestles, Coca Cola, Kelloggs and many other name brands that grace the tables of Americans as well as pesticide and drug makers. They GMA is a member of Alliance for Better Foods, a coalition to further the consumption of genetically engineered foods.

GMO Free Orange County is joined in opposing the antics of the GMA by coalition partners, Americans Organized for Change, Food and Water Watch, Food Democracy Now!, Label GMOs: California's Grassroots, March Against Monsanto - Laguna Beach, CA, Moms Across America, Mother's Markets, Organic Consumers Association and Yo Soy Maiz. Additional actions will be held at the same location in Dana Point on Tuesday, February 25th and Wednesday, February 26th. All concerned citizens are invited to attend. tinyurl.com/GMA-NoWay

GMO Free Orange County is a coalition of grassroots volunteers with a mission to educate food consumers to the dangers of genetically engineered foods, agri-chemicals and unsustainable industrial farming. Our goal is a healthy and sustainable food supply. More info at http://www.mam-lb.com
                                                                            

Contact:

D’Marie Mulattieri
GMO Free Orange County
Orange County, California
askdmarie@gmail.com
949-429-9877

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