Anti-GMO protest takes to the streets
Rockland — On March 24, Rockland was part of the annual worldwide March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Marches took place on six continents, in 52 countries. In the United States, solidarity marches were slated for 47 states.
Rockland’s annual walk through the city drew some four dozen participants, some joining along the route that ran from Broadway down Gay Street, up and down Main Street and back again, with a stop at the Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op. There, marchers were encouraged to do more than “preach to the choir” but also to talk to friends and neighbors about the importance of buying local food and protecting the overall food supply.