“Say NO to GMO – Save Traditional Seeds”

On the 9th, 10th and 11th December, ARC signatory, International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside (ICPPC) organised a festival which catalysed three days of hugely varied activities in support of maintaining the beauty and diversity of the Polish countryside – and an uncorrupted GMO free food chain.

Ninety events were launched during these three days, including giant puppets, dedicated jazz and pop concerts, poetry readings, workshops, lectures, food tastings and film shows. According to ICPPC, the events were “a great display of determination by Polish citizens to highlight their rejection of government and corporate attempts to force GM food down their throats and into their much loved countryside”.

ICPPC’s co-directors tackled three engagements in one day in Krakow, giving talks on the imperative of becoming engaged in ‘local food’ community centred initiatives, as against ‘global food’ supermarket style consumerism. 

The Festival concluded on Sunday night. ICPPC believe the festival demonstrated that ‘citizen power’ is a force to be reckoned with. That when we come together in a spirit of creativity and cooperation there are no obstacles that cannot be overcome and no limits to our ability to heal and rejuvenate our planet.

Photos of the event: www.eng.festiwalstopgmo.pl and http://www.festiwalstopgmo.pl/index.php/galeria1