If you live in the Seattle area, mark your calendars:
The World According to Monsanto
AGRA Watch documented the ties between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Monsanto, and recently exposed the foundation’s purchase of 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock. Come to find out why we are so concerned about this unhealthy alliance, and to see how you can get involved in the AGRA Watch campaign!
Friday, October 29th, 7 – 10 PM
Southside Commons (3518 S Edmunds Street in Columbia City, Seattle)
FUNDRAISER FOR CAGJ: Sliding scale $5-20 at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds). Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and WA wines for purchase!
ABOUT “The World According to Monsanto”: Monsanto’s controversial past combines some of the most toxic products ever sold with misleading reports, pressure tactics, collusion, and attempted corruption. They now race to genetically engineer (and patent) the world’s food supply, which profoundly threatens our health, environment, and economy. Combining secret documents with first-hand accounts by victims, scientists, and politicians, this widely praised film exposes why Monsanto has become the world’s poster child for malignant corporate influence in government and technology. A film by Marie-Monique Robin (read an interview with the Director by Organic Consumers Association here.
ABOUT AGRA WATCH: Join AGRA Watch, a project of the Community Alliance for Global Justice, to view and discuss films every month about issues central to our work: sustainable agriculture in Africa, resistance to corporate globalization, food systems, hunger, international development and aid, philanthropy, and the roles of women. AGRA Watch was founded to monitor and challenge the Gates Foundation’s participation in the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which promotes large-scale industrial farming. AGRA Watch supports socially and ecologically appropriate agricultural practices determined locally by African small-scale farmers and believe that food sovereignty is key to ending global hunger and poverty.
For more info, call 206.405.4600 or visit seattleglobaljustice.org/agra-watch