Neil Young EU Tour – media resources

Neil Young EU tour June/July 2016

Tour dates

http://beyond-gm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Neil-Young-EU-tour-dates-2016.pdf

Beyond GM press release

http://beyond-gm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Neil-Young_Tour_ActivistVillage_News_Final_205.pdf

Selection of photos form the UK tour

http://beyond-gm.org/photos-from-the-global-village

 

Quote from Neil about the Global Village

“Over the last year, we, on the ‘Rebel Content’ tour, have been very fortunate to be accompanied by 100s of grassroots activist groups. These regional and international groups have been doing heroic work on the front lines, getting people informed, engaged and excited about protecting earth and all its inhabitants. We can never be thankful enough for their participation”

– Neil Young & Promise Of The Real Band

 

Quote from Neil Young on signing Beyond GM’s Letter from America

“I support the Letter from America because it speaks truth to power, showing the harm GMOs have caused American farms and farmers, our environment, our health and even science and democracy. Please take this seriously on behalf of all living things.”

See story at: http://www.theletterfromamerica.org/neil-young-signs-the-letter-from-america-for-all-living-things

 

UK/ROI groups confirmed for Global Village tents

Ban GMOs

Beyond GM (All dates) @Beyond_GM

 

Future of Farming

Landworkers Alliance (Belfast/Dublin)  @LandworkersUK

Sustain (Leeds/London) @UKSustain

 

Earth Ecology

Friends of the Earth (Belfast) no twitter

Just Forests (Dublin) @Justforests

Yorkshire wildlife trust (Leeds) @YorksWildlife

Surfers Against Sewage (London) @sascampaigns

 

Global Justice

Uplift (Belfast/Dublin) @UpliftIRL

Global Justice Now (Leeds/London) @sascampaigns

 

Energy & Climate

Frack off! (Stop the Drill Campaign) (Belfast) @StopTheDrill

An Taisce (Dublin) @AnTaisce

Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change (Leeds) no twitter

10:10 (London) @1010

 

News You Can Trust

Permaculture (All dates) @PermacultureMag

Earth Island Journal (All dates) @earthislandjrnl

Resurgence/Ecologist (All dates) @the_ecologist  @Resurgence_mag

New Internationalist (All dates) @newint

Peace News (All dates) @peace_news

 

Neil Young links

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NeilYoung

Twitter: @Neilyoung

 

About the new albums 

Rolling Stone articles about The Monsanto Years: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/behind-the-scenes-of-neil-youngs-new-protest-album-the-monsanto-years-20150501?page=2 and http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/neil-young-and-promise-of-the-real-the-monsanto-years-20150616 

Rolling Stone article about Earth: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/5-things-we-learned-at-neil-youngs-earth-album-preview-20160507  

 

GMO groups participating in the EU global village

UK/ROI: Beyond GM

France: Inf’OGM

Spain: Amigos de la Tierra (Friends of the Earth Spain)

Belgium: The Field Liberation Movement

Finland: Associated Organizations and Citizens to Promote GMO Free Finland

SwedenOrganic Farmers against GMOs

Norway: Nettverk for GMO-fri mat og fôr (Network for GMO-free food and animal feed)

Netherlands: ASEED (Action for Solidarity Environment Equality and Diversity)

Switzerland: StopOGM

Italy: Slow Food International

Germany: Gen Ethisches Netzwerk

Austria: Global2000 (Friends of the Earth, Austria)

 

Farming groups participating in the EU global village

Belfast/Dublin: Landworker’s Alliance

Leeds/London: Sustain

France: Confederation Paysanne / FNAB

Spain: Ecologistas in AccionGEPEC

Belgium: Bioforum

Finland: Southern Finland Organic Farmers Association

Sweden: Ekolantbruk

NorwayOikos – økologisk Norge

NetherlandsBorengroup, Wageningen University and CityPlot

Switzerland: Uniterre

Italy: Fairtrade Italia / Organic Action Network / Hummus Group / IFOAM AgriBio Mediterraneo

GermanyMeine Landwirtschaft

Austria: BANG (Bio Austria Next Generation)

 

Quotes from Beyond GM’s partners/sponsors

“Garden Organic, backed by tens of thousands of members and supporters, is an active supporter of Beyond GM’s exciting initiative with Neil Young’s UK tour.  Raising awareness of both the core issue and practical action is absolutely key to engaging stakeholders in meaningful debate – recent experience of ‘people power’ – for example, bringing pressure to bear over Glyphosate licence renewal – shows how effective this can be.” – James Campbell, Chief Executive, Garden Organic

“Pukka believes that GM technology has no place in our food chain due to lack of safety evidence and the huge increase in herbicide use that GM crops require. That’s one of the many reasons why all our teas and supplements are organic, a guarantee that they contain no genetically modified ingredients. GM has entered conventional animal feed and even crept into silk-pyramid teabags and we are especially disturbed that consumers are being hoodwinked that these are ’natural’ and GM-free.  However, on a positive note, it’s also why we’re delighted to be supporting Beyond GM for Neil Young’s UK tour which acts as an important stand against GM technology and the over-use of pesticides and herbicides in farming globally.”  Sebatian Pole, Co-founder and Herbal Director of Pukka Herbs

“We are passionate about organic farming and among its many benefits, the genetic modification of seeds and food is prohibited. This is at the heart of the Beyond GM campaign and I take off my hat to Neil Young who has spent more than 30 years raising awareness of organic farming, ethical food issues and family farms.  The Monsanto Years is another step towards a world uprising and demand for good, clean and fair food.” – Clare Marriage, CEO Doves Farm

“We opened our doors on 4th December, 1981 in Neal’s Yard, a once forgotten corner of Covent Garden, in the heart of central London, England. Our passionate belief that beauty should be natural, not synthetic, has been at the heart of our business since we started, over 30 years ago. We believe in nature, honesty and transparency, and your right to know what goes into the products you buy. As long term supporters of a non-GMO world, we are pleased to support Beyond GM on the Neil Young tour.” – Susan Curtis, Deputy Chair and Director of Natural Health

“We’re excited to get ‘on the road’ with Beyond GM and Neil Young, spreading the word about genetic modification. The issues around GM highlight the provenance and purity of ingredients which are subjects close to the heart of Viridian Nutrition. Health food stores close to the event venues would do well to pop along and see how they can support the campaigns – it’s a subject high on the agenda of many health store shoppers,” – Cheryl Thallon, founder/MD Viridian Nutrition

“It’s an absolute honour to be sponsoring Beyond GM for the Neil Young concert in London. There is a strong affinity between what As Nature Intended represents and what Beyond GM seeks to protect. What a great way to get the message out there.” – Jeff Martin, Managing Director, As Nature Intended

 

Useful links on the village activities in the US

Vermont donation

Vermont donation: http://time.com/3964504/neil-young-vermon-gmo/

From Burlington Free Press about the Village & donation: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/entertainment/2015/07/19/young-rocks-vt-talks-gmos/30400889/

 

Media releases from US NGOs

http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/38323-GMO-Free-USA-on-the-Road-Again-with-Neil-Young-in-October

http://www.permaculture.co.uk/news/2109156560/neil-young-takes-permaculture-new-west-coast-tour

http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/4016/living-the-monsanto-years-on-the-road-with-neil-young

https://movetoamend.org/neil-young-goes-tour-pro-gmo-labeling-groups-promote-new-monsanto-years-album

 

Website based on the the global village

http://goearth.org/

https://www.popularresistance.org/neil-young-launches-conservation-themed-website/

http://evigshed.com/neil-youngs-new-website-goearth-org-is-a-resource-for-getting-engaged/