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Protest Set Against Genetic Food

By Bill O'Neil

Enough is enough--so say some health advocates who are ready to take their case against genetically-modified foods to the streets of San Antonio.
Organizer Danielle Cunningham knew it was time to take a stand.
"We're seeing staggering numbers of cancer--all kinds of illnesses that we haven't seen before--that's because of all the chemicals and additives that have been added in to our food over time" Cunningham told 550 KTSA News. She said the turning point for her came earlier this year--when Congress approved a rider that makes it tougher for the government to step in and stop the planting of genetically-modified seeds.
"We're wondering why we have cancer. Why people ar getting sick. Fibromyalgia--that was unheard of in the 80' the 70's when I was growing up" Cunningham said.
While no court has ever held genetically-modified food as harmful--Cunningham said you might be more at risk than you think.
"The top ten products that are genetically modified include corn, sugar beets, canola, soy" Cunningham said.
Which all leads to Saturday's rally at Alamo Plaza.
"We're going to show them and talk about organic gardening. We're going to tell them about nutrition and wellness and fitness--and how it all goes together."
The rally is one of hundreds that are set tot take place around the globe. It begins Saturday at 1:00 PM in Alamo Plaza--with a procession from the Pearl Brewery beginning at 11:30 AM.


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