Neil Young To Take GMO Expert Jeffrey Smith On Summer Tour
Duo Neil Young & Institute for Responsible Technology’s Jeffrey Smith Take On Monsanto With Summer Tour
A longtime staple and founding father of the non-GMO movement, Jeffrey Smith is practically a household name for anyone that values food, farming and community empowerment. He and others sounded the alarm about the “settle science” surrounding GMO crops trumpeted by scientists purchased by agrochemical money. Smith has stood steadfast while challenging captured regulatory regulatory agencies, during debates against paid GMO mouthpieces on the Dr. Oz Show and through ridicule at the hands of Jon Stewart and crew on The Daily Show to name a few. All the while lecturing around the world and leading the Institute for Responsible Technology since he founded it in 2003.
It is only fitting that as legendary musicians, film stars and others make it public that they have joined the fight to end the failed GMO experiment, Smith is right there alongside them in the battle. Neil Young, one of America’s most well-known and respected musical legends, made major headlines with his new album “The Monsanto Years.” The title and songs leave nothing to the imagination as Young’s feelings about corporate control of food, genetically modified seeds and their associated cancer-causing chemicals are front and center throughout the album.
Young’s creativity and rage is backed by over a decade of major medical studies and recent disastrous upgrades of the carcinogenic properties of pesticides and herbicides. This is why he is not only putting Monsanto and others on notice with an aim to ban glyphosate; Monsanto’s flagship herbicide product and Group 2B carcinogen that is ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans’ according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Concert goers attending Young’s show will have the opportunity to experience the growing trend of testing their individual levels of pesticides in their body.
Society is witnessing a rapid shift of interest into alternative health and agriculture topics that matter. While in the past, momentum was mounting, it appears that in the last few years a massive shift in consciousness has been happening. Inspiration, leadership and courage is now coming from all angles to join a movement that was started long ago and looks to be on the verge of a historical paradigm shift. Pulse checks and humanity are being shown in many states and communities as they collectively rally to vote out GMO crop planting, chemical testing and adopt GMO labeling laws. All efforts have instantly fought against in court by GMO corporations that ignore the votes and voices of the people. Lawsuits against communities and states are the last gasps of cowardly effort from a dying business sector. Unempathetic GMO corporations desperate to squeeze a final penny by keeping people in the dark, corrupting a country’s food supple and promoting cancer daily.
Neil Young & Promises of the Real with Jeffrey Smith Summer Tour 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
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