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5 Most Horrifying Things About Monsanto--Why You Should Join the Global Movement and Protest on Saturday

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Fed up with health concerns, environmental threats and political corruption, a Utah mom organizes a global movement against the biotech giant.

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Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 12:34 am
Noted, and passed around...

Virginia Belder (35)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 1:32 am
Noted & shared...

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 2:08 am
Tami Canal you are a BRAVE woman.........congratulations

thanks for posting Beverly - green *...:)....

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 2:11 am
Well done again Care 2 -not being directed to the appropriate story via link.

Arwen Woods (207)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 2:16 am
Gladly shared. #marchagainstmonsanto

Kip Mapes (28)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 3:21 am
Attending about 60 miles away.Looking for and posting on facebook hoping to find a carpool ride.May come down to useing my 95 dodge dakota pickup.Just lots of miles lots of gas, but me and friends are showing up!:-)

Peace all been along time since I have been to a good protest rally.Sure I am going to run into old friends and make some new ones too.

Gloria picchetti (310)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 4:39 am
We have plans today.

paul m. (93)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 5:02 am


Lynn D. (0)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 6:18 am
Noted with thanks!

Harshita Sharma (137)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 6:45 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 6:46 am
Noted & posted

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 7:08 am
On my way to San Francisco now!

S S. (0)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 8:54 am
Thank you.

Michael Kirkby (97)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 1:04 pm

Birgit W. (158)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 4:05 pm

. (0)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 4:44 pm
I'm not attending the movement. I'll leave that to other people.

Janet H. (0)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 4:52 pm
We had a great multi generational turn out here in Coos Bay, Oregon, est. 200 folks.

Rose Becke (140)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 5:03 pm
I was there in Australia, Rally we had thousands come along we were the 2nd country to start the rally yesterday, we had a sit in we help up the trams, but it was very peaceful as it should be

Azaima A. (215)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 7:23 pm
Marching against Monsanto

100 of us gathered at noon in Silver City, NM under the marquee of Energy Ideal Green Boutique. We stood just feet away from the local farmer’s market and a few feet further from the local food coop. Many people grow their own food here, and our march was more of an affirmation of people doing the right thing than an impotent rage against an unscrupulous titan.

A friend and I drummed. Most carried signs. Our circuit took us down the main street, up the highway and around the annual Silver City Blues festival. We were greeted with honks from the drivers and raised fists from pedestrians. The organizer in front of me danced with her NO GMO sign as if it were the sexiest partner she’d ever encountered.

The protest was organized on facebook by recent Aldo Leopold High School graduates. The woman who kicked off the event admitted she’d never used a bullhorn before. None of that mattered. The town was behind us. The local sign making shop offered a beautiful banner. The food coop served lemonade.

I gave up believing that a demonstration would change policy after a million people mobilized to protest the Iraq war to no avail. Monsanto is so fully entrenched in our government that it doesn’t need to heed the citizen’s cry.

But there is power in knowing you are part of a worldwide movement for a healthier future. When we take control of our food supply, it doesn’t much matter what Monsanto does.

So here’s to people power and the gentle reminders we offer one another when we unite.

--Abbe Anderson is a performing songwriter, astrologer, shamanic healer, yoga teacher, interfaith minister, and retreat guide living in Silver City, NM.

Colleen L. (3)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 8:25 pm
They had protestors everywhere today. Hope that these monster companies are listening. Thanks Beverly

Katie D. (90)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 9:31 pm
We had the privilege to see on e of the protests today!!
Gave them a horn blow and thumbs up!
Hope this sends the message across with Monsanto!
Thank You

Ludger W. (71)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 11:23 pm

june t. (66)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 12:25 am
thanks for the article

paul m. (93)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 5:51 am

Thanks for ....

Kerrie G. (118)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 6:27 am
Noted, thanks.

Michela m. (4015)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 11:39 am

Some Horrifying Videos about the various kinds of CANCER
produced in GMO corn fed rats

posted in Orangutans: Men of the Forest Group........

Diana Bair (7)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 4:56 pm
SHARED!!!!!!!!!!!!!. DIANA.

Julie W. (30)
Monday May 27, 2013, 2:17 am
Why was this posted two days after the event?

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Monday May 27, 2013, 7:24 am
Noted thanks

Antonio Calabria PhD (17)
Monday May 27, 2013, 1:17 pm
Posted to FB andTwitter

Svetlana B. (21)
Monday May 27, 2013, 1:47 pm

Michela m. (4015)
Monday May 27, 2013, 2:45 pm

Thanks!!! Posted in:  ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
in: HEALTHY Eating: 51 Petitions - New!!!
Please Join & Invite friends to Join
ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
together with Sumatran Tigers (Java & Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, Clouded Leopards, Sun Bears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!!
AGAINST: Corporate Control, Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Global Warming, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Pet Trade, GMO Food, Vivisection, Bee-killing Pesticides… Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, & Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here.
Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead Thanks!! Michela

Frances Darcy (226)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 4:21 am

Vinnie m. (336)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 2:33 pm
Noted and will share if I can. Under Severe Thunderstorm threats, gotta get off in a minute. Thx. Beverly

Ann L. (17)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 6:50 pm
Monsanto is just bad news. I couldn't go, but one of my friends and his group went to one
of the protests. Thanks for the post.

Sergio Padilla (63)
Friday June 7, 2013, 11:36 am

Melania Padilla (197)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 12:05 pm
Sharing everywhere, love AlterNet, thanks!

Michela m. (4015)
Friday April 11, 2014, 11:29 am

RE-POSTED now in: ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
in: HEALTHY Eating: New!!!
Please Join & Invite friends to Join
ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest

Tina Florell (113)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 5:51 am
We have had famines and plagues. Now we have Monsanto!
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