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March against Monsanto

Penticton residents are invited to join millions of activists from around the world in a March against Monsanto on Saturday, May 24.

The march is calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms, GMOs, GEs and other agro-chemicals.

"I'm really encouraged that more mainstream population are understanding the current and growing dangers of this technology," said Kevin Proteau, with event organizer, Locals Supporting Locals.

"We need to stand together and send a clear message to government. Unfortunately, there is a lot of lobbying, a lot of employee exchange between this industry and government, and a lot of money to create the spin to convince us this technology is safe."

Currently marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries, with events in over 400 cities.

Last year's event attracted over 2 million people from around the world. In Penticton, the turnout was approximately 300 people.

As a lead up to the march, Locals Supporting Locals, has featured a special guest each week, on their fledgling radio broadcast at www.localsradio.com.

Among the interviews are RDOS director Allan Patton talking about the initiatives around GEs by the Union of BC Municipalities and the impact of GE food to the Okanagan tree fruit industry and Heidi Osterman, founder of the True Food Foundation, talking about what is happening on a global level.

The MAM events in the Okanagan are taking place in Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon and Oliver at 11 a.m. on May 24. The Penticton event will begin at Gyro Park, with Alex Atamanenko, MP for the Southern Interior, as guest speaker.

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