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March Against Monsanto – Rockland, Maine – Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 1:30PM

Posted May 17, 2014, at 6:58 p.m.

Saturday, May 24, 2014 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: March Against Monsanto - Rockland, ME, 345 Broadway, Rockland, Maine

For more information: 207-763-3723; March Against Monsanto - Rockland, Maine

Rockland, Maine, May 24, 2014: ‘March Against Monsanto’ planned for over 50 countries, with local march at 1:30PM.

Meet in front of the

First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway.

Wear red, carry signs, bring musical instruments – this is a family friendly march. Rain or shine!

INTERNATIONAL (May 24, 2014) –  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. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to occur in 47 states.  A comprehensive list of marches can be accessed at www.march-against-monsanto.com.

Tami Monroe Canal, founder of March Against Monsanto (MAM), was inspired to start the movement to protect her two daughters. “Monsanto’s predatory business and corporate agricultural practices threaten their generation’s health, fertility and longevity. MAM supports a sustainable food production system. We must act now to stop GMOs and harmful pesticides.”

Aimee Moffitt-Mercer, one of the organizers for Rockland’s March, says, “Whether you like it or not, chances are, Monsanto contaminated plenty of the conventionally grown food you ate today. Monsanto controls much of the world’s food supply, at the expense of common sense, and people’s health. I have a deep respect  for the native pollinators and honeybees that we depend on, for the diversity of food on our plates and palates. Humans haven’t been designed to ingest GMOs, or to pollinate plants. Native pollinators, and honeybees, are eager to do a thorough job, while they gather nutrition for themselves, and are highly efficient AT these tasks. Many being specific to the propagation of individual species of plants.” 

May 24th is a global day of action, when millions will march in step with us.  YOU are not alone.  WE are strong, TOGETHER.

We have to build a new reality: start growing organic produce;  stop chemically treating lawns (essentially poisoning ourselves). Hunger is a major challenge in Rockland… SO JOIN THE MARCH. 

Wear red, carry signs, bring musical instruments – this is a family friendly march . Rain or shine!

FMI: Aimee at  aimee@midcoast.com, or Meaghan at meabo15@gmail.com

Visit the Facebook page at March Against Monsanto - Rockland, Maine

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