March Against Monsanto Coming to a City Near You

Those angered by the recent signing of the Monsanto Protection Act willhave a chance to air their frustrations next Saturday, May 25. The MarchAgainst Monsanto is taking place in cities all over the world to protestthe company and the act that many feel was signed to give it power overthe law.

The March Against Monsanto website shows 44 countries taking part in theMarch. Most Marches are being held in the United States, taking place in38 different states and Puerto Rico. These Marches have been organizedjust two months after the bill was signed into law by President Obama.Though spurred on by the signing of the Monsanto Protection Act, the MarchAgainst Monsanto is being held to also protest other aspects of thecompany. The website states the purposes of the March are:

  • Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods canlead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancertumors, infertility and birth defects.
  • In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safetyfor the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feelthat’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack ofgovernment-led research on the long-term effects of GM products.
  • Recently, the U.S. Congress and president collectively passed thenicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” that, among other things, bans courtsfrom halting the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds.
  • For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies andpolitical favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses whileMonsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply,including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.
  • Monsanto’s GM seeds are harmful to the environment; for example,scientists have indicated they have contributed to Colony CollapseDisorder among the world’s bee population.

It is hoped that the March will unite those against Monsanto in theircause to eradicate genetically modified foods. The promotion of small andorganic farms is also a rallying point, with many of the Marches beingheld taking place in or around farmer’s markets. The people behind theMarch Against Monsanto are also asking their followers buy organic andboycott Monsanto owned companies that use GMOs in their products. To finda March near you, visit the official March Against Monsanto website,www.march-against-monsanto.com

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97 comments

Geoff P.
Past Member 4 years ago

Without Monsanto a lot would go hungry

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JL A.
JL A4 years ago

so glad how big the turnouts proved to be

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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

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Anna Undebeck
Anna Undebeck4 years ago

Thanks for the info!!!

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Kerry H.
Kerry H4 years ago

Boycott Monsanto and encourage others to as well!

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Adam C.
Adam C4 years ago

Thank you, I'll be there!

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Angela Roquemore
Angela Roquemore4 years ago

Couldn't see if there were any in St. Louis and I can't get to any of the three in Illinois. :(

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B Jackson
BJ J4 years ago

Hope it works.

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Bryna Pizzo
Bryna Pizzo4 years ago

Thank you! I plan to use buycott.

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Patricia G.
Patricia Gal4 years ago

Do you mean WE haven't criticized Monsanto enough that they are still in business??@#$%^&
How can we 'extract' them from doing business!!!

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