CALL TO ACTION
**RESIST CORPORATE DOMINATION OF THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY**
JUNE 23-25, SACRAMENTO,CALIFORNIA
The United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) and the US State Department have invited Ministers of
Trade, Agriculture, and Health from 180 nations to a Ministerial Conference and Expo On Agricultural
Science and Technology.
Agriculture is currently one of the most contentious issues inside the WTO where member countries cant
reach an agreement, making the Sacramento Conference an important destination on the US governments
pre-Cancun WTO itinerary. Sacramento is an equally important destination for anyone concerned about
genetically engineered foods, the rights of small farmers, the environment and agricultural biotech
companies controlling the worlds food supply. It will take place in downtown Sacramento from June 23-25,
2003. Neither the Conference nor the Expo is open to the general public. In response to these closed
discussions of our food supply, a broad coalition of community organizations from Northern California have
come together to organize an alternative convention in the streets of Sacramento.
COME TO SACRAMENTO
The Sacramento Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture is organizing a response to the Conference and Expo.
Events in Sacramento will include a public demonstration and march, media events, street theater, public
education forums and literature, and non-violent direct actions. The Sacramento Coalition for Sustainable
Agriculture is made up of organic farmers, family farmers, commercial/recreational fishers,
environmentalists, labor, religious, and economic/social justice groups.
We encourage everyone who is concerned about the corporate control of our food to join our network
and/or organize actions leading up to June 23-25. Our intent is to non-violently confront the government
and corporate entities that control our food supply with an alternative to their destructive, self-serving
practices. People and ecosystems worldwide already suffer the health, environmental and economic effects
of industrial agriculture. The same unaccountable global corporations which, in their relentless quest for
bigger and bigger profits, brought us the Roundup Ready and Terminator seeds, the toxicity of Love Canal,
the 30,000+ causalities of Bhopal and the ecological catastrophe of the Exxon Valdez are now claiming to be
on a quest to rid the world of hunger.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Seize this opportunity to demand safe, sustainable agriculture, the rights of farmers to practice the time
tested traditional methods of their forebears, and non-toxic, naturally grown food for every man, woman and
child on the planet.
Come to Sacramento this June to join this festival of resistance. If you want more information or to get
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 456-9435
Web site: www.biodev.org/sacramento/ and www.sacramentoministerial.org/
CALL FOR ENDORSEMENT
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