Dallas, TX (PressExposure) May 12, 2013 -- Contact:
March Against Monsanto
Dallas and Fort Worth join upcoming international March Against Monsanto May 25, 2013 at 1 p.m. CDT
The Dallas march will start at City Hall
1500 Marilla St Dallas, TX 75201
The Fort Worth march will be at General Worth Square.
916 Main Street Fort Worth, Texas 76102
March Against Monsanto announced earlier this month that on May 25, tens of thousands of activists around the world will "March Against Monsanto." Currently, marches are being planned on six continents, in 33 countries, totaling events in over 250 cities, and in the US, events are slated to occur simultaneously at 11 a.m. Pacific in 47 states.
An international effort to call out agri-business giant Monsanto will have a presence in North Texas this month. The Facebook campaign March Against Monsanto, started by a Utah woman, has spread across the globe, and to date 275+ rallies are planned worldwide on May 25 at 1 pm CDT. Two marches are planned in North Texas. So far, more than 1,000 people have confirmed attendance to the Dallas march, with more than 650 going to the Fort Worth rally.
Anger at Monsanto revolves around its production of genetically modified seeds, which are engineered to be pest-resistant, herbicide resistant or to boost nutrition. Critics say Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have not been adequately tested for human safety. There are also growing concerns about their harm to beneficial insects and wildlife. In addition, the corporation is widely viewed as having monopolized the industry and as wielding too much political influence.
The March Against Monsanto campaign was started by Tami Monroe Canal of Salt Lake City, who created the original Facebook page in February. "I honestly didn't have high expectations," said the 31-year-old mother of two. "So many of my family and friends don't know what a GMO is. Rather than going around being mad about [the issue], I decided to act." After she shared the Facebook page with friends, the campaign quickly spread through social media.
Jessica Winters of Glen Rose, TX is one of many organizing the March Against Monsanto in Dallas. The mission of the rally is to spread awareness.
Major sponsors include GMO Free USA, NationofChange and Films for Action.
More information is available online at http://www.March-Against-Monsanto.com
For media inquiries, contact Richard Rousey, Media Facilitator: GMOChoice@gmail.com