Starting July 8th, Jeffrey Smith is joining the Neil Young Monsanto Years tour with a message of health, hope, and how to avoid GMOs and pesticide laden foods.
“We are totally jazzed to be participating in the Ecovillage at each of the concerts,” says Ariane Glazer, Director of Events and Outreach for the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT). “It’s an awesome forum to raise public awareness about the compromised food system that depends on patented seeds and toxic chemicals. People should come early just to check it out.” IRT is a nonprofit organization founded by Smith in 2003 to expose the health risks of genetically modified food.
A long standing eco-warrior, Neil Young has been particularly vocal in recent years about his disdain for Monsanto, the multinational behemoth that dominates global markets for genetically modified (GM) seeds and the chemicals to go with them.
Monsanto’s GM Roundup Ready corn, soybeans, and cotton have made glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup), the world’s most heavily used herbicide. And, just in case you haven’t heard, the World Health Organization’s agency for cancer research recently reclassified glyphosate as probably carcinogenic to humans.
Here’s the schedule:
July 8 & 9 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
July 11 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 14 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 16 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 17 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 19 – Essex Junction, VT @ Champlain Valley Expo
July 21 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach
July 22 – Great Woods, MA @ Xfinity Center
Playing with Young will be Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah and their band, Promise of the Real, which also is featured on The Monsanto Years LP.
For more information contact: Ariane@responsibletechnology.org