Legendary music icon Neil Young will be taking a stand against Round-up Ready Herbicide and Genetically Modified Food producer Monsanto Corp. in his latest album release, The Monsanto Years.
In a move that highlights growing main-stream distrust of the mass use of genetically modified farming chemicals on our foods, (and on the burgeoning public awareness of Genetically Modified food products), Neil Young will take on the issue of Monsanto’s various chemical farming creations. Young will be working with the Willie Nelson sons in highlighting Monsanto’s activities within his new album.
Just looking at the list of new songs on the collection are revealing enough to the central message of the album. Some of the track titles include “Seeds,” “Too Big to Fail,” “Monsanto Years,” and “Rock Starbucks.”
Back in November of 2014, Neil Young called for a boycott of Starbucks for their attempts to squash GMO labeling in Vermont. As Rolling Stone reported:
“Neil Young is seeking a new source for his daily latte. The rocker announced on his website this week that he’s boycotting Starbucks over the coffee company’s involvement in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont’s new requirements to label genetically modified ingredients.”
Now, Young’s new album stands as an indicator of just how far and wide his alarm is being sounded over Monsanto’s cancer-linked chemicals.
With international health agencies now confirming what many in the natural food industry have been warning about for years. There is a growing resistance to treating our food supply as an experimental chemical dump.
Whether it’s Neil Young, Chuck Norris, or Dr. Oz, we are seeing more and more major celebrities joining the fight for both natural and more organically grown foods.
Neil Young’s upcoming tour dates for "The Monsanto Years" have also been released:
July 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
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
July 24 – Oro-Medonte, ONT @ Wayhome Festival