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Global anti-GMO action: People unite against Monsanto dominance

Published time: May 24, 2014 03:11
Edited time: May 25, 2014 13:05
Image from Twitter/@AnarchoAnon

Image from Twitter/@AnarchoAnon

Over 400 cities worldwide will see millions marching against the US chemical and agricultural company Monsanto in an effort to boycott the use of Genetically Modified Organizms in food production.

Marches are planned in 52 countries in addition to some 47 US states that are jointing in the protest.

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“MAM supports a sustainable food production system. We must act now to stop GMOs and harmful pesticides,” said Tami Monroe Canal, founder of March Against Monsanto (MAM) in a press release ahead of the global event.

The movement was formed after the 2012 California Proposition 37 on mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food initiative failed, prompting activists to demand a boycott of the GMO in food production.

“Monsanto’s predatory business and corporate agriculture practices threatens their generation’s health, fertility and longevity,” Canal said.

The main aim of the activism is to organize global awareness for the need to protect food supply, local farms and environment. It seeks to promote organic solutions, while “exposing cronyism between big business and the government.”

Activists claim that Monsanto spent hundreds of millions of dollars to “obstruct all labeling attempts” while suppressing all “research containing results not in their favor.”

Birth defects, organ damage, infant mortality, sterility and increased cancer risks are just some of the side-effects GMO is believed to cause.

“That is what the scientists have learned about, that the genetically modified foods will increase allergies that they are going to be less nutritious and that they can possibly or very contain toxins that can make us ill,” Organic Consumers Association's political director Alexis Baden-Mayer told RT.

GMOs have been partially banned in a number of countries, including Germany, Japan, and Russia but yet in most countries across the globe still feed GMOs to their animals.

Citing the US example, Baden-Mayer told RT that “it is hard to distinguish the company Monsanto from the players in the US government.”

“Most of the genetically modified crops grown in the US, almost all of them end up in factory farms, concentrated in animal feeding operations,” stating that US has enough grassland to pasture and raise “100 percent grass-fed beef” and produce even more grass fed beef than is raised on “modified corn and soy.”

One year ago over 2 million people in 436 cities in 52 countries worldwide marched against the largest producer of genetically engineered seeds.

Comments (84)

 

Dee TheProducer 11.07.2014 01:15

We learned a TON on what GMO's are and why they're so bad, listen to our show with Sam Polk of Groceryships! (just look up ignoranceequation)

 

David Dodd 23.06.2014 14:02

You all are going about this the wrong way instead of labeling GMO foods simply place a NON-GMO label on all foods not controlled by Monsanto

 

Funk Obama 29.05.2014 02:10

the gmo seeds are resistant to aluminum and that is what they are spraying in the chemtrails. It won't be long that non gmo seeds will not grow. not to mention what the aluminum is doing to us by breathing and injesting it. agenda 21 is world depopulation by over 90% I guess this is all part of that.

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