Thursday, May 30, 2013

More Photos from Our Amazing March against Monsanto!

Thanks again to all who braved the cold, wet day on Saturday to join forces to say 
"No GMOs! Protect our food, our land, air and water!" 
Photos by Barbara Upton, May 25, 2013, New Paltz, NY

Thanks again to our great musicians; Joakim Lartey, percussion and Thomas Workman, didgeridoo; Tim Hunter, guitar; and Jeremy Mage who led us in a group chant as we got ready to march!. Thanks too to Joel Tyner (Dutchess County legislator) for his rap! Music added so much to an already inspiring day!

And thanks again to Beth Dulay who, when she found the nearest march was 2 hours away, decided to start one here!

We are also grateful that she chose to share her personal story about taking the first genetically modified product and the health problems that ensued. As Beth says, she cannot absolutely make the connection, but the fact that 60,000 were adversely affected by the drug (L-Tryptophan) she took and the fact that she has 5 of the symptoms of EMS that the drug did cause, speaks volumes.

We thank her for her gumption, hard work, courage and passion!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

March against Monsanto Rocks New Paltz!

Photos by Carolyn Odell Photography
Video clip by Barbara Upton

(Sorry for the poor quality. Blogger did something to this- a YouTube fuller video TK!)

Nearly 400 braved the cold, blustery winds and drizzle to take a stand for safe, nontoxic food yesterday. We were just one of hundreds of marches in fifty countries, spanning six continents.  Millions took to the streets to protest the genetic modification of our food supply! We thank all who joined us in New Paltz in the Hudson Valley. Some even came from New Jersey to be with us!

Coverage is starting to come in. Here is a great article and more photos on MidHudson News and on New Paltz Current-

Video and more of a write up coming! Thanks to Beth Dulay who initiated the march and all who worked to make it such a resounding success!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

                                                                                                       Hudson Valley photo copyright Carolyn Odell Photography

Our food supply is under attack and the people are fighting back! Join us this Saturday, May 25 at 2PM at Peace Park in New Paltz, NY for the March against Monsanto. 425 have signed up! We hope you do too by clicking here.

Marches are planned across the globe on that day in almost 50 countries spanning six continents. The people are demanding the right to healthy, nontoxic food and the protection of our soil, air and water. The theme of our rally and march is to demand labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) which have proven to cause harm to human health. Here is just one study from MIT that links chemicals used in GM crops with infertility, cancer, Parkinson's and Alzeimher's.

Monsanto has tons of money and politicians in their pocket, but we have something greater- the passion, determination and persistence of everyday Americans who demand to know what they are eating and feeding their families and who want to protect our beautiful earth.

It is going to be a terrific day. We will even have a little music for you by the incomparable duo of Joakim Lartey (percussion) and Thomas Workman (multi-instrumentalist). Here is our press release that includes a list of our wonderful co-sponsors. We thank you!

May 25 “March Against Monsanto” to be held at Peace Park in New Paltz.

New Paltz, N.Y.  - On May 25, there will be a “March Against Monsanto” at Peace Park, next to Village Hall on Plattekill Avenue in New Paltz starting at 2PM. Hundreds have signed up to attend. It is part of a global day of action against Monsanto and the genetic modification of our food supply. Marches are planned for nearly 50 countries, spanning six continents. The New Paltz rally will feature sign-making and music (from 2-2:15) informative speakers, free literature (including Non-GMO Shopping Tips and GMO Health Risks brochures) free heirloom seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library and organic food samples from Gomen Kudasai.

Beth Dulay, an organizer of the event, was compelled to lead the march in New Paltz, after learning that President Obama signed “The Monsanto Protection Act” into law, which gives US citizens no legal recourse against Monsanto and other biotech giants, if their genetically modified crops cause, sickness, death or environmental contamination.

“There have been no long term tests for the effects of eating Genetically Modified Organisms and short term testing is linking the GMO crops to a myriad of health complications,” said Dulay.  

Speakers will include Liana Hoodes, Director of the National Organic Coalition; Joel Tyner, Dutchess County Legislator; Barbara Upton, New Paltz Women in Black; Billiam van Roestenberg, Liberty View Farm and  Beth Dulay who has a personal story to share on the dangers of GMOs.

The right to know what we are eating by labeling foods with GMOs will be a theme of the event. Over 90% of Americans support labeling. Go to to contact your state legislators and to support bills for labeling on a national level.

The March Against Monsanto in  New Paltz is being organized in conjunction with GMO? OMG! Hudson Valley for No GMO’s, which is on Facebook.

The official website for the global March Against Monsanto is Sign up for the New Paltz march at
 "How The March Against Monsanto Can Change TheWorld" and March against Monsanto