Mad River Union
EUREKA – They who oppose genetically modified food and those who support it will hold dueling demonstrations next Saturday at 3 p.m. in Eureka.
Here are their respective press releases:
March Against Monsanto
On Saturday, May 23, 2015, hundreds of thousands of concerned individuals will gather across 38 countries and 428 cities to join in peaceful protest against the Monsanto Company as a part of the March Against Monsanto grassroots campaign.
This movement seeks to raise awareness to the dangers surrounding Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds and cancer-linked herbicide Roundup.
The March will begin at Second and I streets, and at 3 p.m. will march to the Humboldt County Courthouse, where we will listen various speakers and have the opportunity to speak ourselves, if we so choose.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT IN WHICH YOUR PRESENCE IS GREATLY NEEDED AND VERY IMPORTANT!!
March Against Myths About Modification
The March Against Myths About Modification is the first organized global effort to protest the annual March Against Monsanto demonstration.
The March Against Myths About Modification takes place next Saturday, May 23 at 3 p.m. participants will meet at Second and I streets and march to the Humboldt County Courthouse
For the past two years, March Against Monsanto has drawn protesters to spread misinformation and fear about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
This year March Against Myths About Modification (MAMyths) has launched a grassroots endeavor to curb that misinformation and help consumers better understand biotechnology.
It’s been 20 years since GMOs were introduced and there hasn’t been a single documented incident of harm.
Every major scientific body in the world stands behind the safety of GMOs – GMO crops are the most researched and tested technology inagricultural history.
Backers say they care about the integrity of our food, care about the environment and want to ensure a safe, available food supply for future generations.
Biotechnology offers real tools to help solve issues likesmarter use of resources, ways to feed a growing population in the face of climate change and ways to better the nutritional profile of our food.