MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO: New Zealand Day of Action 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013 3.00pm
We need to get as many people involved as possible for this to be a success. We need farmers, organizations that promote organic food, consumers, and anyone else who is for GMO labeling.

We will need banners, flyers, stickers, bullhorns, facebook posts & anything else that can help alert people to the cause. If you can help out with any of the above please post on the wall or message directly. Sharing this message on your own wall and with friends is perhaps the easiest way that you can contribute to this movement.

If we all do our bit, this march will help raise awareness of the dangers we all face and start waking people up to the curse on this planet that is Monsanto.

AUCKLAND: Meet at Aotea Square on Queen street - we are open to suggestions on where to go from here.

WELLINGTON: Meet at Waitangi Park - we are open to suggestions on where to go from here.

CHRISTCHURCH: We will march from Hagley Park to the Re:Start mall.

NEW PLYMOUTH: Meet in the Telecom car park - complete with placards, if possible, corner of Elliot and Devon St West (opposite Rig 66) to walk up Devon St, right into Brougham St - to end at Puke Ariki landing

NELSON: Meet in the Information Centre Car Park cnr Halifax and Trafalgar Sts. March at 1:00pm up to the 1903 site Trafalgar Steps for speakers and information about the Worldwide Movement to ban GMO and GE and keep our food safe

ROTORUA: Rotorua Lake Front

TAURANGA: Red Square, Devonport Rd Tauranga


Why do we march?
Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.

In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-lead research on the long-term effects of GMO products.

Recently, the U.S. Congress and president collectively passed the nicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds.

For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.

Monsanto’s GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse among the world’s bee population.