Monsanto’s many crimes against humanity are reprehensible and now the biotech giant is set to infiltrate Pima County with a 155-acre greenhouse in an endeavor dubbed Project Corn. The greenhouse is set to be built near Marana High School, which is an absolute outrage.
Monsanto released the following statement earlier this week:
We are excited to be a part of Pima County and are committed to being a good neighbor in the community with this greenhouse that combines Arizona’s climate with our sustainable practices to help produce corn seeds that will help farmers around the world. Good neighbors listen and communicate with each other, so we value the recent opportunity to do just that.
Please join us in Tucson beginning tomorrow through Tuesday, Feb. 21st to “communicate” with Monsanto about how unwanted they are in Arizona!
Below are the details released today by GMOFreeArizona.org for a rally and press conference plans. If you are able to be at any of these events, please do so. Pima County residents need our support!
Tucson, Arizona – 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.
The public outrage against Monsanto’s GMO Greenhouse and Farm in Pima County, Arizona is growing, and Monsanto is backtracking. We just stopped their Corporate Welfare Tax Break, and now we need to stop the GMO Frankenlab in our backyard.
The Pima County community is standing up to protect our environment, our children and our future!
Community Holds Public Forum, Rally, and Press Conference To Reject Monsanto’s ‘Project Corn’
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive.) – Stand Up Against Monsanto Public Forum
The Public Forum will demand Monsanto stay out of Pima County. Pima County resident Melissa Diane Smith who has spoken at nearly all of 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
Anne Loftfield – Farmer, High Energy Agriculture, Marana,
Melissa Diane Smith – Author, Going Against GMOs,
Rachel Linden – Founder, GMO Free Arizona.
Zen 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.” (Source)
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 (Pima County Administration Building, 130 West Congress Street) – Say NO to Monsanto RALLY
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
For questions or comments, please contact:
480-255-0604, [email protected]