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First-Ever Eat GMO-Free Challenge

Oct 12, 2011 04:56PM

Non-GMO activism is heating up in Tucson! As part of a nationwide effort by activists to educate people about genetically modified organisms (GMO) in our food supply, the GMO Free Project of Tucson (GFPT) is sponsoring an Eat GMO-Free Challenge.

GFPT director of education Melissa Diane Smith will teach a class, Do You Know What’s Hidden in Your Food? A Primer on GMOs, at 6:30 p.m., October 20, at Catalina Foothills High School.

GFPT Executive Director Mascha Miedaner will participate in the historic Right2Know March from New York City to the White House, in Washington, D.C., from October 1 to 16, to demand labeling of GMOs in foods. Read her updates from the event on GFPT’s website and Facebook page, both of which will feature a tip each day in October. In August, GFPT and the GMO Tipping Point Network of Tucson joined forces to more efficiently lead the non-GMO movement in Tucson.

GMOs are genetically modified organisms, organisms that would never occur in nature but instead were created in a lab by large agrichemical corporations. Most people are not aware that GMOs are in many foods that they eat on a regular basis.

To get involved or learn more info about events, call 520-481-1128 or visit GMOFreeProjectOfTucson.org.

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