Below extract taken from ‘Giant Experiment’- The Information Resource for Genetic Engineering in NZ
24 August 2012
Monsanto and mates come to NZ: Join the events in Rotorua next weekend (1-2 September)
Please alert your networks, and come to support events* protesting the AgBio conference in Rotorua, where Monsanto’s Vice-president is a key note speaker. Public events will start from mid-day Saturday 1st September with a vigil, and culminate with a rally at 3pm Sunday 2nd September, outside the conference launch (Rotorua Energy Events Centre Queens Drive Government Gardens).
Monsanto and others at AgBio 2012 want to force acceptance of Genetic Engineering in New Zealand, including contamination of organic food.
We need to show support for GE-free and organic production in New Zealand, and to tell Monsanto, DuPont, Dow and the others that their business is not welcome here. Invite your friends and be there for one day or both, with placards, musical instruments, drums, fancy dress – anything to make theses days fun as well as a visible expression of public concern.
Events include a Public Meeting on 2pm Sunday with speakers addressing the scientific and economic threat from GE. Details can be found at:
More information and to spread the word:
Organic NZ: contact 09 419 4536
or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
For press releases on Monsanto and the AgBio conference see: