I am a British activist and film maker living in Philadelphia. I am in the process of producing a documentary that will take a critical look at genetically modified organisms and the bio-tech industries that have taken over our food system and mother nature.

The film will delve into the work of The Agtivists, four American pioneers who have put their lives and their reputations on the line to challenge the corporate control of our food supply. New research, at the heart of The Agtivists, has uncovered frightening new information about the dangers of GMOs. These findings conclusively link genetically modified food to a massive increase in autism, allergies, ADHD, cancers and a disturbing 30% decrease in human fertility over the last three years. Thanks to the massive deployment of GMOs, our crop fields are infested with seven-foot super weeds, insecticide resistant insect pests, and are responsible for the deaths of thousands of honey bees. The DNA of our planet’s biosphere is being altered in ways we are only beginning to unravel.

My goal is to finish this film as soon as possible, so we can release this information to the world – but I need your help. I have started an Indiegogo campaign and invite you to become a sponsor of The Agtivists and an integral part of the larger solution. Any donation will help us finish the production phase of the film and bring the public one step closer to awareness. As you know, we can no longer rely on our governments to stand up against corporate agendas; it is we, the people, who must take action to bring an end to this human experiment and reclaim control over our food supply.

You can view the trailer and learn more about our campaign here.

I would be so very grateful if you could spread the word about our campaign to your friends, family, and social and professional networks. This needs to go far and wide.

Thank you!

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  1. “Occupy Iowa speaks out against World Food Prize” (28 min audio of news conf.) RADIO IOWA (FC 3rd of 3 speakers)
    http://www.radioiowa.com/2012/06/21/occupy-iowa-speaks-out-against-world-food-prize/

    15 min. Youtube clip of DMCW Frank Cordaro talking about the Occupy the World Food Prize campaign on the Fallon Forum. (from the 26 min. mark to 42 min. mark.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgGoMBD9F5w&feature=player_embedded#!

    “GMO’s are to Agribusiness what nuclear weapons are to modern warfare, the inevitable technological outcome of our industrial, high tech, capital intense, oil based, world food system.” Frank Cordaro DMCW

    You might want to head out to Iowa Oct 16-20 for this campaign?

    Frank Cordaro – Phil Berrigan CW House,
    713 Indiana Ave., DM IA 50315
    (515) 282-4781 / frank.cordaro@gmail.com
    Occupy the World Food Prize campaign
    http://occupytheworldfoodprize.com

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    Short Statement of OWFP goals:
    “Occupy the World Food Prize (OWFP) Campaign’s over all goal: to use this yearly Pro GMO Corporate Agribusiness event to redirect the public discourse around our world food and farming systems…. The specific campaign goal is to influence the World Food Prize http://www.worldfoodprize.org/ committee to move away from being owned and controlled by the Global Pro GMO Corporate Food system to awarding World Food Prize recipients, whose work contribute to more local base, sustainable agriculture and to people and movements helping to dismantle the excising Global Pro GMO Corporate Food system” June 31, 2012 OWFP News Conf.

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    Occupy the Word Food Prize (OWFP) schedule:

    Below is a tentative schedule for the OWFP events leading to and during the WFP 5 day affair. (see http://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/borlaug_dialogue/2012_borlaug_dialogue/agenda/)

    Two Nonviolence Training sessions – Sat Oct 13 and Wen Oct 17. There are two evening public programs – Tuesday Oct 16 and Friday Oct 19. Two major direct action / jail risking events. Wed. before the Rockefeller Foundation endowed award at the WFP building. Thursday before the WFP Award at the State Capital. If numbers and energy allows we hope to have on going presence during the five days outside the WFP building. With morning Round Table Discussions & Nonviolence Training Tues, Wed. Thurs. and Friday. Ending with Occupation at Pioneer Headquarters in Johnston IA during the WFP Global Youth Institute

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    “Is help from corporate agriculture beneficial? AgriSol deal would have benefited American investors at Tanzanians expense” by Rekha Basu, DM Reg July 6, 2012
    https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!topic/iowa-peace-list/A-YUTFbSCo8
    [ Members of the Des Moines Occupy movement announced plans to protest the World Food Prize events this fall. Instead of “pro-corporate agribusiness recipients who support GMO crops and the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals,” the prize should honor people “who advocate sustainable, safe, local agriculture in the U.S. and abroad,” the group said in a statement. Occupy also noted that corporate agribusiness has gone beyond controlling food supplies to also controlling “governments, laws, and patents.” R Basu, DM Reg July 6, 2012 ]

    From June 21 News Conference announcing the “Occupy the World Food Prize” campaign in DM

    Occupy the World Food Prize Campaign’s over all goal: to use this yearly Pro GMO Corporate Agribusiness event to redirect the public discourse around our world food and farming systems. Much like the whole Occupy Wall Street movement has helped to re-cast the public discourse with the concerns of the “99% vs the 1%”, Occupy the World Food Prize Campaign hopes to get the general public to start seeing the challenges of feeding the world as needing to dismantle the corporate dominated World Food System that we currently have for more local base, sustainable forms of agriculture, both here in the USA and abroad

    “Genetically engineered crops and agricultural modernization are designed to support the agribusiness industry, specifically in terms of the input costs associated with both. Supposed “modern farming” using GE seeds necessitates the use of irrigation, fertilizers, mechanical harvesters, etc. It is estimated that 90% of profit gained by Monsanto input costs alone. In 2011, America’s exports to India amounted to $17.7 billion of overall US exports. Of these, chemical fertilizers constituted for $3.1 billion. ” Jess Reznicek – Occupy World Food Prize working group from June 2012 via pacis “Occupy the World Food Prize”

    The specific campaign goal is to influence the World Food Prize committee to move away from being owned and controlled by the Global Pro GMO Corporate Food system to awarding World Food Prize recipients, whose work contribute to more local base, sustainable agriculture and to people and movements helping to dismantle the excising Global Pro GMO Corporate Food system.

    “The World Food Prize is for us in Iowa, what Wall Street is for the Occupy movement in NYC. The very same corporate/financial elites that run Wall Street are the same corporate/financial elites that own the World Food Prize and control the world food supply. ” Frank Cordaro – Occupy World Food Prize working group

    To this end, taking the lessons learned in DM during the Occupy the IA Caucus campaign, we calling all those concern about the ‘common good’ and the survival of the life forces on our planet to come to DM in Oct and help us “Occupy the World Food Prize.

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