Kids Right to Know

October 11, 2013 10:00 ET

2,000,000 YouTube Views Later, 14 Year Old to Speak at Toronto Event Uniting 400 Cities Around the Globe

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 11, 2013) -

Attention Assignment, Photo, News, Life, Food, Education, Family Editors

When Rachel Parent debated Kevin O'Leary from Dragon's Den on the Lang & O'Leary Exchange about GMOs in July, she had no idea she'd become a YouTube star, but 2 million views later, she is. She'll be speaking this Saturday, at March Against Monsanto, an event simultaneously taking place in more than 400 cities and involving millions of people. Rachel, who recently spoke to 20,000 teens at We Day, will take the stage on Saturday, October 12 at approximately 2:30pm; the event starts at 2pm and is at Queen's Park.

When Saturday, October 12; 2pm event start; Rachel on at 2:30 (approx.)
Where Queen's Park, Toronto
What March Against Monsanto, an anti-GMO rally
Who Rachel Parent, 14 year old GMO activist

About the Event:

Millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Currently, marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries, with events in over 400 cities. See more at:

About Rachel Parent:

At 12, Rachel began researching a school project and became alarmed by what she learned about GMOs. When CBC's Kevin O'Leary famously suggested on the Lang and O'Leary Exchange that people who stand against GMOs should "stop eating" so we can "get rid of them," Parent became outraged, and challenged him to a debate during one of her events. It was posted on YouTube, and hundreds of people contacted CBC requesting that O'Leary accept the challenge. A Toronto high school student, she is now the veteran of many television, radio and online interviews, and has been a keynote speaker at a variety of rallies and events, including March Against Monsanto and WE Day. She is part of the United Nations Youth Leaders Educational Program which educates and motivates youth globally. is a foundation she started to inform the public, especially other children, about GMOs.



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Contact Information

  • For more information or to
    book an interview with
    Rachel Parent contact:
    Joanne Aldridge
    905 681-1324 (goes to Joanne)