To the editor of THE EAGLE:
On Saturday, Oct. 12, World Food Day rallies will be held in approximately 400 major cities around the world. In Pittsfield, our rally will be held at Park Square from 12:30-4:00 p.m. In the event of rain; the rally will move to the Berkshire Athenaeum auditorium. This rally will be a March Against Monsanto event, locally sponsored by Massachusetts Right to Know about GMOs and Berkshire Organics. Berkshire Organics will have a food booth present.
There will be five speakers addressing different aspects of the GMO issue beginning at 1. Speakers will include: Dr. Mark Pettus, the director of Medical Education, Wellness and Population Health at BMC, Jack Kittredge, Northeast Organic Farming Assn./Mass policy director, editor of NOFA’s regional journal "The Natural Farmer" and a certified organic farmer since 1987, Berkshire State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Martin Dagoberto, Hilltowns non-GMO working group, and Dan Hegerich. health educator and cancer survivor. A question and answer period will follow. Music will be provided by Jack Swindlehurst.
Free parking is available in the McKay Street parking garage, one block west. Do you have health concerns that you think might be food related? Do you have questions about why genetically modified foods may be harmful to your health? Do you know how to interpret food labels?
Bring a sign, a lawn chair and your questions. We have a right to know what’s in our food!