Last Educational Event Before Open Public Meetings about Monsanto Will Be Saturday, January 7

The first of five open public meetings for the Pima County supervisors to receive more public input about chemical corporation Monsanto’s proposed plans in Pima County begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the Oro Valley Public Library. Other than a mention on Supervisor Ally Miller’s Facebook page, information unfortunately has not been advertised to the public, so most people know nothing about the open public meetings.

If you don’t know about the meetings, what Monsanto is, and what it wants to do in Pima County, or if you simply need more information, be sure to attend “GMOs & The Future of Tucson’s Food and Environment” on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Tucson Waldorf School, 3605 E. River Road. This free and open-to-the-public community meeting will be the last educational event to take place before the open public meetings begin. Come to the event and get all your questions answered so you can be up to speed on the information and prepared for the open public meetings.

The Jan. 7 event at Waldorf School will include:

  • an in-depth presentation by Going Against GMOs author Melissa Diane Smith that will fill you in on GMOs, pesticides, Monsanto, and Monsanto’s plans in our area
  • a showing of the 30-minute film, Molokai MOM: Standing Up to GMO
  • a panel discussion and Q&A session following the film.

The format is similar to what occurred at the “Stand Up Against Monsanto” community meeting on Nov. 19 at the Oro Valley Public Library, and at the “Stand Up Against GMOs and Pesticides” community meeting on Dec. 29 at Natural Grocers, but it will have important updated information.

Community pushback against Monsanto at the Pima County Board of Supervisors meeting on November 22 postponed the board’s vote on a tax break for Monsanto and convinced the supervisors to call for five open public meetings on this critically important issue for Pima County.

Now that we have the open public meetings, let’s be sure we make the most of them! The best way to do that is to attend this educational event, which is designed to help you become the most informed you can be before the open public meetings start.


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