GMO Watch (EGMOW) continues to raise 's awareness of GMOs (Genertically Modified Organisms) by being an entry in the 4th of July Parade on Wednesday.
"We are participating in the parade as part of our campaign to get people to make informed choices about supporting the GMO industry," said June Shellene, President of EGMOW. "We don't tell people what to do, and we have lost confidence in government's ability to address this, so we simply ask people to take responsibility for themselves".
EGMOW has position Number 80 in the parade, which kicks off at 2 p.m. "We're asking people to declare their independence from GMOs." said Shellene. "We want everyone that cares about this issue to march with us."
The flyer circulated around town by EGMOW provides these instructions for supporting the movement:
Help Protect ourselves, our food and our bees…
How: Join us in the parade. Walk with us, help hold our banner, wear our emblem, pull your kids in a wagon or behind your bike, dress as a bee, decorate your bike with black and yellow, bring your dog and dress him/her as a bee, bring your bees and dress them as a dogs, etc. Bee as creative as you can bee!
When: Meet as at 1:00 p.m. to get ready to march.
Where: Our assigned staging area is Sector 9. That’s located on Central Avenue, between Lawndale and Highland Avenues.
When we buy and eat foods containing GMOs we all support the dire risks of GMOs."
EGMOW will release on Wednesday it's Guide for Shopping For GMO-free Foods in . "The guide will help ians truly declare their independence from GMO foods," promised Eric Lieberman, Executive Director of EGMOW.org.