Wow. There were a lot of people who came out the the march. Kudos to the organizers and the hundreds of people who were willing to brave the rain to stand up for our right to healthy, safe food resources. I have to say it was a bit of a baptism by fire. I had never spoken in front of a large group before and standing before a sea of people willing to listen to what I had to say was both humbling and empowering. I was also so impressed with the other speakers who were so incredibly well learned and articulate. I am not a scientist, or the CEO of a big food company, or farmer. I am just your average mom who is passionate about creating a better future for my children, and getting my hands dirty in the backyard. In case I botched it more than I hope I did, the basic message I wanted to get across it that our ability to facilitate change lies in our knowledge and understanding of the people and corporations who want to control our food resources and the science behind genetic modification of food. It is imperative that we do everything in our power to demystify GMOs and dispel the myths and half-truths that are promoted by Monsanto and other companies involved in genetic modification of our food. Monsanto’s biggest fear is an educated consumer who is willing to ask hard questions. It is our job to educate, enlighten, engage our friends, families and coworkers until everyone has enough knowledge and the passion to stand up for equal access to sustainable food resources or to put it more simply, a diverse variety of non-GMO, open-pollinated seeds. Thank you all for listening.