The following proposal was passed on June 12, 2012, at the General Assembly of Occupy Boston:
Occupy Boston is proposing a theatrical, spiritual, thoughtful event known as the The Sidewalk Sessions of the BioTech Conference starting June 18th at 8am to coincide with the Bio Tech Conference in Boston at the World Trade Center.
We stand in solidarity with organizers of The Sidewalk Sessions, Occupy Monsanto, Millions Against Monsanto, The Northeast Organic Farming Association, The LEAH Collective and (. . . add your group to the list).
We speak on behalf of humanity in inviting Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, Scott’s and other manufacturers, formulators and distributors and researchers of Genetically Modified and Engineered Organisms and products and pesticides to shift away from an agriculture and land care policy and practice that focuses on pesticide use and destruction.
We invite you to join us in an open dialogue about the benefits and potential of organic, permaculture, bio-dynamic, bio-intensive farming and gardening and to explore the conversion of our current system to smaller scale and more locally produced food.
We invite you to work with us on behalf of humanity and the planet to re-imagine and re-envision our shared food supply.
The Conversation begins June 18th for the Summer Solstice.
We invite ALL to be present!
We ask all Occupy Boston and Occupy New England people to be present, show support, offer food and material support.
We also ask for $100-$200 to help with printing and logistics.