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Millions Against Monsanto March Towards Washington D.C.

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Millions Against Monsanto March Towards Washington D.C.

“If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” – Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994

The Organic Consumers Organization (OCA), has partnered with a coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals to create a bold mobilization of concerned citizens across America to pressure the government about the lack of labeling of Genetically Engineered foods people unknowingly consume. Such foods are also termed “Genetically Modified Organisms” or “GMOs”. The GMO Right2Know March will feature daily events between New York and Washington, DC October 1-16 as thousands of marchers are expected to walk part or all of the 313 miles from the United Nations’ Headquarters to the White House. The marchers are looking for support from communities along the route, which can be viewed at Right2KnowMarch.org

“Pesticide companies develop Genetically Engineered food crops by combining DNA from plants, animals, bacteria and viruses, to contain or resist pesticide, which results in more pesticides sold and sprayed,” says Michael Hansen, Chief Scientist of Consumers Union. “Genetically engineered foods can be detrimental to our health, just as they are to the environment and farmers’ livelihoods. American consumers deserve the choice whether they want to eat GMOs, just like their counterparts in Europe and Japan,” says Hansen who will join kick off of the March October 1 at the United Nations in New York.

The March will rally in a broad swath of East Coast cities and towns including:

  • New York: Brooklyn, New York City
  • New Jersey: Jersey City, Newark, Millburn, Union, Springfield, Scotch Plains, New Brunswick, Princeton
  • Pennsylvania: Morrisville, Trevose, Jenkintown, Philadelphia, Springfield
  • Delaware: Wilmington, Hockessin, Newark
  • Maryland: Darlington, Monkton, Timonium, Baltimore, Elicott City, Jessup, Laurel, College Park, Takoma Park, and Washington, DC.
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5:15PM PDT on Oct 28, 2011

Robert O is a shill, or just a complete idiot-- look at his profile, just a shell with nothing filled out and no friends. No, it is you, Robert, who makes reasonable people with a brain sick to our stomachs.

10:34PM PDT on Oct 9, 2011

thanks

11:10AM PDT on Oct 9, 2011

GMO's can be a range of technologies. Some make the crops deeper rooted or Bt construct for pest deterring and some companies make the constructs you are all more familiar with. The possible *libel avoided* implications of certain companies are more far reaching than just GMO including how much harm does the pesticide/herbicide cause? Do they break laws? Are they are throughly tested as they should be (often they are not)? The opening quote is erroneous anyway: Kosher food ,Vegitarian cheese and some medications are GMO labeled and are still popular purchases. The march is not soley based on GMO's or the people would be storming AstraZeneca or Pfizer. This is multidementional, there was a great list on Care2 of contributions made by Monsanto, helping the us government with the manufacturing of agent orange and other substances. Polarized arguements prevent progess. Let the people of the United States unite their voices in liberty and self government, may I warn them to contest on evidence and not fear so their voices may be strengthed in the court of their peers.

Peace

11:00AM PDT on Oct 9, 2011

Monsanto is not an ethical company and for Robert O. There are ways to feed the hungry but it is NOT through Franken Foods that will eventually hurt people. There is proven research that GMO foods are harmful to people and animals. Want to feed the hungry; go back to small farms and heirloom seeds, quit buying and throwing away food that you don't use we buy andconsume way too much food..... and most importanly don't support companies like Monsanto!

11:20PM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

MONSANTO IS PURE EVIL and Americans have been too slow to wake up and have allowed so much damage to be done to their environment - they have got to be stopped at all costs before they and the evil people behind it contaminate and destroy the world

6:37PM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

profit making companies are not helping subsistence farmers grow a little more - instead America grows lots of corn (with huge pesticide and fertilizer application) - fills our supermarkets with sweetened junk.

12:54PM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

Oh it's so trendy for Americans to protest about Monsanto.

Yet it's companies such as Monsanto who are providing technology and training that helps feed hundreds of millions of people who would other wise suffer and starve to death.

Question: Have you ever seen and heard a human being who is starving to death - up close - so it's seared into your memory?

Answer: No, not if you are marching against Monsanto or supporting that march.

You protesters with your safe comfortable lives trying to make millions of people suffer horribly so you can feel righteous. You make me sick.

9:51AM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

The politicians and companies such as Monsanto must stop sleeping together.Government relies on reports from inspectors and who are these inspectors ,but employees of monopolies such as Monsanto.Just another case of the fox guarding the hen house.

3:54AM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

Monsanto should pay for all the deaths they have caused especially in third world countries were the suicide rate among farmers due to crop failures is inexcusable.

2:26PM PDT on Oct 7, 2011

Kudos to all the marchers. I will be there in spirit. We must get some marches going in Canada!!!
I know I am not the only one wanting this huge conglomerate - Monsanto taken down.
We the people have the right to have natural food, and not chemically, genetically etc. modified food that hasn't even been given proper testing. Good Luck to the marchers!!!

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