LabelGMO W Ventura County News - October Edition

Message from Pamm Larry:

Help Label GMO Initiatives in Oregon and Colorado 


Ag Biotech and the Grocery Manufacturers Association are at it again.  Just like they did to California voters during Prop 37 - they are spending millions on commercials to scare and confuse voters in Oregon and Colorado to ensure we can't know what they are putting in our food.

Both states need our help!  Please sign up to make phone calls to voters to help them understand the importance of labeling GMOs.  The campaign has a script and a phone system so that you don't have to do anything but talk to someone from the comfort of your own home.


Do you only have a little time to help? Make only 5 calls.  If you have more time, make more calls.  It's so gratifying to get someone at the other end of the phone who doesn't know about GMOs and you educate them to vote YES!


The bottom line is this: we know what it's like to be carpet bombed with lies. It's devastating to watch our support wither due to unethical campaigners who have no compunction about confusing voters with inaccuracies,  sound bites crafted to confuse and, on occasion, outright lies like they did here in California in 2012.


Ballot initiatives either need millions of dollars to win...or they need lots, tons, gabillions of us to ACT.  


Please join us in making 2014 the year that we have massive wins for labeling.  Phone voters by yourself or invite some friends over for a "Bringing Down The Junk Food Meanies" party.  All they need is a cell phone and a laptop to have fun.


Ballots are in homes. They need us NOW!

Please donate and make calls  


To support Colorado go here.  

To support Oregon go here.     


This election cycle could really change things...and WILL with your help.

Please make calls and make your voice heard!!

Thanks for being a part of the change...


Pamm Larry, LabelGMOs CA Grassroots 


Thought Provoking Movies


COWSPIRACY is NOT another film about how horrific the factory farms are to the animals - that story has already been told. Instead, this is an environmentalist documentary about how global consumption is affecting our earth, in staggering numbers. We humans must begin to acknowledge our individual parts of the climate change issue. Learn how easy it is to lighten your carbon footprint!


and Over Fed and Under Nourished

Saturday, October 18 at 1:00pm 


At Holistic Wellness Center, in A Place of Peace Sanctuary, located at 2021 Sperry Avenue #22 (upstairs), Ventura.


Channel Islands announces 'Seminars on Ethics, Culture and Biotechnology: Perspectives on the GMO Global Food Fight'

Earlier seminars organized by this group have been 'balanced' but with some speakers not taking a precautionary view like we believe is important for health and ecosystems. We encourage you to go and feel free to ask hard questions. Here are the next three seminars:


Culture, Food & Biotechnology - An Anthropological Perspective on the GMO Controversy

Saturday, Nov. 8, 3 p.m., Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Ave.

Join anthropologist Angela Kirwin, co-founder of Kirwin International Relief Foundation, for an exploration of cultural identity influences our views on food and biotechnology.

Mixing Species, Is it Kosher? Perspectives in Jewish Law - A Biblical Perspective on GMOs

Sunday, Nov. 9, 3 p.m., E.P. Foster Library, Ventura, 651 E. Main St.

Rabbi Elihu Gevirtz, co-spiritual leader of Zimrat Yah in Santa Barbara, examines biblical perspectives on biotechnology.

Our Innate Cognitive Biases - How Emotion and Tribalism Divide Us and How to Avoid Bias, Prejudice and Hype

Sunday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m., E.P. Foster Library, Ventura, 651 E. Main St.

Join Tom Krause, Ph.D. Psychology, for a look at the psychological perspectives shaping public opinions of biotechnology. Krause is a management consultant, founder and former Chairman of Behavioral Science Technology, an Ojai-based global consulting firm specializing in organizational culture and safety management.


Inaugural Summit of Ventura County People's Climate Hub

Friday October 17 6:30 for potluck, 7 pm meeting starts

WHO - People and organizations interested in working together to protect the climate, and the environment, public health, and economy, those concerned about climate and other risks related to fossil fuels in Ventura County.

WHAT - To build on the momentum from the Ventura People's Climate March and propose a Ventura County People's Climate Hub for broad-based pro-climate and anti-fossil fuel community action.

AGENDA - POTLUCK AT 6:30. BRING YOUR OWN PLATE, CUP AND UTENSILS. Discussion at 7 with open agenda. Agenda includes planning direct action at the Anterra facility in Oxnard the day before a county hearing on 10/23, anti-fracking campaign, growing the Climate Hub coalition, and singing climate songs.

CONTACT - Ron Whitehurst 805-746-5368 or 804-3919

Ventura City Corps 77 No California St, Ventura, CA 93001
PARKING - Parking Lots on corner Poli and California and across California.
SPONSOR - Ventura350 and Food and Water Watch


Anterra Hearing - Tell the BOS How You Feel About Oil Waste in Your Neighborhood


Anterra Hearing, Ventura County Planning Hearing, County Administration Building, Ventura, October 23, 8:30 am


Anterra takes waste water from fracking and oil well operation and pumps it deep into the ground at its facility on Wooley Rd between Rice and Rose in Oxnard. Anterra has violated the terms of its Conditional Use Permit. Lots of nasty chemicals waft from the operation over Oxnard making people sick. Large tanker trucks rumble over the roads with toxic, hazardous materials. Do you want this activity in your neighborhood? Our planning department renews permits if it doesn't get complaints. Now is a good time to complain. Any other oil operation bugging you? Send a complaint in writing to the planning department and a copy to CFROG, as the county tends to lose complaints about their friends in the oil business.


A Really Really Free Market


A Really Really Free Market (RRFM) is a community gathering where participants give away usable items, skills, entertainment, games and many others things that a community can come together and share. A RRFM is a 100 percent free and non-commercial event (no bartering or advertising), and is also a demonstration of collective spirit, abundance, recycling, and sharing through the gift economy. The free market is created by you, the participants! All goodies that are left at the event will be donated to charity.
November 1, 2014, 1 - 5:30 pm, Plaza Park, across from downtown Post Office, Ventura
Interested in volunteering? Want to host a workshop? Looking to perform? We are looking for helpers, musicians, teachers, artists, and anyone wanting to share a skill or talent. If you would like to participate in the organization of the RRFM, please let us know! You can contact us through FB or email us at


First Annual Holistic Wellness Community Healing Fair & Trade Show


WHERE: A Place of Peace Sanctuary & Wellness Center (NEW Office location), at 2021 Sperry Ave # 22, Ventura, CA 93003 (near Victoria Avenue, just south of Valentine Rd & the 101 Freeway)


WHEN: Friday, October 24th, 2014 | 9:00am - 4:00pm (Trade Show / Workshops) and 4:00pm - 9:00pm (Panel Discussion / Film Screening) & Saturday October 25th, 2014 | 9:00am - 4:00pm (Panel Discussion / Trade Show / Workshops)


WHO: This event will be featuring a trade show of Holistic Healing Arts Practitioners, Wellness & Fitness Coaches, Yoga & Pilates Instructors, Healers, Massage Therapists, Environmental Concern Organizations, Artisans, Craft .

Anyone interested in helping person a table about GMOs? email or call 805-643-3640  




Thanks for all the big and little ways you are making the world a better place.  

Ron Whitehurst and Jan Dietrick



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