TORONTO, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Who better to bring the message home about the growing threats of GMOs than the girl who slayed the dragon? Since Rachel Parent's debate with Kevin O'Leary on CBC's Lang and O'Leary Exchange, she's become a YouTube star, appeared in a long list of television shows, radio shows and magazines, began writing for the Huffington Post Blog, speaking in universities, trade shows, film festivals and conferences, the likes of which have taken her as far as Australia and back.
If there's anyone left in Toronto who hasn't been able to wrap their heads around the effects of GMOs, this event will probably do the trick. Representing the alarming spike in bee deaths, a requiem for the bees will be performed at Queen's Park, complete with coffin and pallbearers. Here, Rachel, along with Sierra Club Canada's Director, John Bennet will be speaking briefly. Immediately following will be the March Against Monsanto, which will end up at Christie Pits Park. This is where Toronto's first GMO-Free Festival and Farmers Market will take place and where Rachel will be speaking again more extensively.
|Where||Christie Pits Park and Queen's Park respectively, Toronto|
|What||March Against Monsanto, Right To Know Rally and Bee Requiem|
|Who||Rachel Parent, Food Safety Youth Activist, Educator and Public Figure|
|When||Saturday, May 24, 11:00am (Queen's Park) and 4:00pm (Christie Pits)|
About the Event:
Millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Currently, marches will occur on six continents, in over 50 countries, with events in over 400 cities. See more at: www.TorontoNonGMOCoalition.org
About Rachel Parent
She began her life of activism at age 12 when working on a school project led her to realize that GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are not properly tested or labeled. Since then she has continued her tireless research and fight for our right to know what's in our food by making GMO labeling a law in Canada. Rachel Parent is actively engaged with the public both online and in person, speaking at schools, rallies, festivals, trade shows all over the world. She is part of the United Nations Youth Leaders Education program and the founder of http://www.kidsrighttoknow.com/, an organization created to inform the public, especially other children, about food safety, transparency and choice.
Image with caption: "Rachel Parent, Food Safety Youth Activist, Educator, Public Figure and Founder of Kids Right To Know. (CNW Group/Kids Right To Know)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140523_C9816_PHOTO_EN_40742.jpg
Image with caption: "A non-profit organization empowering the youth to take a leadership role pushing for transparency, freedom of choice and informed decisions so that we can live better lives and a better future - whether it be about food, the environment, people, animals or water. (CNW Group/Kids Right To Know)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140523_C9816_PHOTO_EN_40746.jpg
SOURCE: Kids Right To Know
For further information:
For more information or to book an interview with Rachel Parent contact:
Gen Acuna, 647 273 3010
Email: [email protected] , subject line: REQUEST FOR INTERVIEW at MAM Toronto