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Arizona Says NO to Monsanto!

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Ariane Glazer
480-255-0604gmofreeaz@gmail.com
www.GMOFreeAZ.org

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Community Opposition to Monsanto in Pima County Explodes

Tucson, Arizona: February 16, 2017 – The Pima County community says no to Monsanto and yes to healthy, safe communities. After Monsanto dropped its bid for a tax break, concerned citizens are not giving up and are more determined than ever to keep Monsanto out.

Community holds Public Forum, Rally & Press Conference to reject Monsanto’s ‘Project Corn’

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Stand Up Against Monsanto Public Forum, Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive.  

The Public Forum will demand Monsanto stay out of Pima County. Pima County resident Melissa Diane Smith who has spoken at nearly all the district and board meetings states, “The community pressure will only increase now to keep Monsanto out, people  are ready to battle to protect our precious desert, our health, and our environment.” Forum  speakers include:

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Stand Up Against Monsanto Public Forum

Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive.

The Public Forum will demand Monsanto stay out of Pima County. Pima County resident Melissa Diane Smith who has spoken at nearly all the district and board meetings states, “The community pressure will only increase now to keep Monsanto out, people  are ready to battle to protect our precious desert, our health, and our environment.” Forum  speakers include:

  • Zen Honeycutt– Founder, Moms Across America,
  • Farmer Anne Loftfield– Farmer, High Energy Agriculture, Marana,
  • Melissa Diane Smith – Author, Going Against GMOs, and
  • Rachel Linden – Founder, GMO Free Arizona.

Honeycutt states, “Historically, the expansion of Monsanto has resulted in the expansion of harm to our children and life on the planet.”

The Public Forum will cover the latest scientific research regarding the harm of GMO crops and their related pesticides. The World Health Organization has declared “Glyphosate is a probable carcinogen.”

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s ubiquitous weed-killer Roundup and sprayed on 80% of GE and non-GE crops, on playgrounds, parks, golf courses, and used in grain processing for human and animal feed.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 8:00 am –

Say NO to Monsanto RALLY

Pima County Administration

Building, 130 West Congress Street.

Community leaders will ramp up their opposition to say NO to a poison profiteer moving into Pima County. Local community leaders as well as Tami Canal, Founder of the March Against Monsanto, and Zen Honeycutt, Founder of Moms Across America will speak. Tami Canal states “Concerned citizens must continue to push back against the biotech bully Monsanto! Wherever Monsanto goes, sickness, poor health and damage to the environment are sure to follow.”

Tues., Feb. 21, 8:30 am – PRESS CONFERENCE – The Community Demands KEEP Monsanto OUT,

Pima County Administration Building, 130 West Congress Street.

GMO Free Arizona is a volunteer organization. Find us online at gmofreeaz.org

RSVP for the events here: http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/press_conference_pima_county_az_community_demands_keep_monsanto_out

http://www.ewg.org/release/world-health-organization-labels-glyphosate-probable-carcinogen


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  • Julie Formo
    commented 2017-03-13 18:46:17 -0700
    I’m Julie Formo from Mammoth Az. I teach in Oracle Az. My students are wide awake and research every spare minute about the dangers in their food. they went with me to a town hall meeting and got up and asked questions if Monsanto. My number is 5202047104.
  • John Bramel
    commented 2017-02-18 07:23:47 -0800
    I’m so glad to see AZ and other states are waking up to the fact that Monsanto is a reckless profiteer of our land and natural resources. Monsanto has been leaving our communities’ citizens in a condition of sickness for decades and our environment (water, soil and air) dangerously contaminated and unusable for future generations.