A global event to raise awareness about genetically modified organisms will be taking place in Williams Lake at noon on Saturday, May 23.
Erin Hitchcock who has organized a March Against Monsanto, says she strongly believes that food products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should be labeled.
“I definitely do my very best to make sure my son who is almost 2 years old, eats organic as much as possible.”
“I think about that, what he’s consuming. There are so many toxins in our daily lives as it is, so imagining me knowingly giving him food that is potentially dangerous worries me.”
Hitchcock says a common argument and misconception is that GMOs will help solve world hunger.
“A cure for world hunger is not genetically modified foods; it’s dealing with issues such as poverty and inequality.”
“In fact, genetically modified foods can actually increase issues such as poverty due to companies such as Monsanto holding patents to the seeds making it very costly for farmers to save seeds to plant.”
The March which will head up Oliver Street toward Boitanio Mall takes place starting at noon at Cariboo Growers.