March Against Monsanto Coming to a City Near You

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

The March Against Monsanto website shows 44 countries taking part in theáMarch. Most Marches are being held in the United States, taking place iná38 different states and Puerto Rico. These Marches have been organizedájust two months after the bill was signed into law by President Obama.áThough spurred on by the signing of the Monsanto Protection Act, the MarcháAgainst Monsanto is being held to also protest other aspects of theácompany. The website states the purposes of the March are:

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

It is hoped that the March will unite those against Monsanto in theirácause to eradicate genetically modified foods. The promotion of small andáorganic farms is also a rallying point, with many of the Marches beingáheld taking place in or around farmer’s markets. The people behind theáMarch Against Monsanto are also asking their followers buy organic andáboycott Monsanto owned companies that use GMOs in their products. To findáa March near you, visit the official March Against Monsanto website,áwww.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 U4 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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