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Bee Against Monsanto plans actions for Pollinator Week listen

06/13/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Bee Against Monsanto, March Against Monsanto, bees, Monsanto, pollinators, food, agriculture, farms

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Many plants that produce important fruits, vegetables and nuts rely on pollinators like bees. Next week is Pollinator Week but a local bee advocacy group is planning an edgier celebration by going a bit against the pollen grain.

They plan actions beginning tomorrow in Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park for Pollinator Week.

WMNF interviewed Kriz Partridge, an organizer with Tampa’s Bee Against Monsanto.

"An official Pollinator week was put on by the Pollinator Partnership and it runs from Ju...

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Oregon Farm Coalition's fight against Monsanto and The real reason why girls are outperforming boys in school listen

05/29/14 Rob Lorei
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: BRYCE COVERT, ELISE HIGLEY, Monsanto

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Disadvantaged boys?

BRYCE COVERT, Economic Policy Director of Think Progress, contributor to The Nation, writer for many publications including the New York Times, Slate, the Atlantic and others. What started out to be an interview regarding the economic disadvantages women have in the workplace, particularly in light of the seemingly recent discovery that girls are outperforming boys in school, getting more degrees and are better e...

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Hundreds rally against Monsanto, crop pesticides and GMOs in Ybor City listen

05/27/14 Crystal Farina
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, GMOs, pesticides, Organic food, protests, Ybor City

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This past Saturday, protesters gathered in 52 countries to March Against Monsanto. Groups in St. Petersburg and Ybor City gathered to send a message that poisoning food is not OK.

Organizers say three hundred protesters marched a mile through Ybor City to protest. The target was Monsanto, that’s a giant agribusiness company that manufactures pesticides and genetically modified seeds. Other agribusiness companies were also targeted. Organizer, Nathan Schwartz, says the purpose is to raise ...

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Rally against Monsanto in Ybor City and Cuba's role in the Florida Governor’s race listen

05/23/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Monsanto, Christine Wall, Cuba, Patrick Manteiga, La Gaceta, Charlie Crist

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Today on Radioactivity, we discuss tomorrow’s rally against Monsanto in Ybor City. Rob Lorei speaks to Christine Wall who is one of the organizers of tomorrow march against Monsanto- a multinational corporation heavily involved in genetically modifying food. Activists demanding that consumers have the choice to select genetically modified or not when they grocery shop will rally.

Rally will be held 2106 East 15th Avenue in Ybor City from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Later in the show, we loo...

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Bee Against Monsanto actions planned in October listen

10/04/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: pesticides, bees, Monsanto, GMO, March Against Monsanto, genetically modified organisms, poison

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Nathan Schwartz is helping to organize Bee Against Monsanto actions in the Tampa Bay area, including Saturday October 12.

They are related to the March Against Monsanto.



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Tampa activists March Against Monsanto as part of global coordinated actions opposing genetically modified organisms listen

05/28/13 Roberto Roldan
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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More than 500 people from around the bay area marched against genetically modified organisms (GMO) and the multinational corporation Monsanto. Activist groups organized the march from Hyde Park to downtown Tampa to raise awareness of the dangers to agriculture.

“It’s very important that we put a moratorium immediately. No new GMO products, no new GMO fields, no advancement of GMO’s whatsoever and, at the same time, we begin an immediate phase out of all GMO’s and a transition to ...

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Former Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein in studio ahead of March Against Monsanto.

05/24/13 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Our guest today is 2012 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein.

Jill is in town this weekend for the Green Party of Florida annual meeting.

She’ll also be participating in the March Against Monsanto Saturday at 1 p.m. beginning at Tampa's Hyde Park Playground.

We spoke about the issue of genetically modified organisms and the largest producer of them, Monsanto.

But first, about what’s happening this weekend ...

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Franken Farms Labs labels cans as activism to draw awareness to March Against Monsanto and GMOs listen

05/22/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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This Saturday there will be coordinated protests across the country and around the world opposing genetically modified foods and the company Monsanto.

There are even March Against Monsanto rallies planned in Tampa and St. Petersburg.

In the meantime some activists have printed food label...

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Pinellas County Commission Chair on the Upcoming Meetings About the County Budget; and FOODOPOLY with Author Wenonah Hauter

04/08/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today- it’s time to prepare county budgets. We’ll talk with the chairman of the Pinellas County Commission Ken Welch about the upcoming budget process—as well as the referendum on mass transit that will be on next year’s ballot…..

And later- the takeover of American Agriculture by giant corporations. It’s happening. What does it mean for farmers, consumers, and people concerned about food safety. We’ll talk ...

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World's Seed Heritage at Risk

07/23/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up an interview with author Janisse Ray about her new book The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. From the book's publicity release: "Part memoir, part botany primer, part political manifesto…[by which] even couch potatoes will be enthralled," (Publishers Weekly, starred review) Ray's informed and impassioned plea on behalf of seeds—and therefore our future food—is compelling and vitally important.

Seeds...

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