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Worldwide march against Monsanto LIVE UPDATES

Published time: May 24, 2014 04:08
Edited time: May 24, 2014 13:56
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A global event challenging the agricultural behemoth Monsanto’s efforts to dominate the world food supply is taking place across the globe as millions of anti-GMO activists join forces against the biotech giant.

Sunday, May 25

01:24 GMT:

An anti-GMO rally in downtown Portland which attracted some 6,000 activists has concluded with a big marching band performance.

00:44 GMT:

People of Milwaukee turned out a thousand strong to help plant the seeds of awareness about Monsanto's unprecedented control over our food system in the US and the level of corrupt influence over US government policy-making and regulation of GE crops.

00:05 GMT:

Over 1,000 people turned up at a rally against Monsanto in Vancouver, as Police cordoned streets surrounding the Art Gallery for activists to proceed downtown.

Saturday, May 24

23:54 GMT:

Recently, more than 350,000 registered voters in the US state of Washington signed a petition demanding that raw or processed foods sold in state should be labeled. MAM activist in Seattle have gathered in support of this petion and to expose Monsanto's role in food mislabeling.

23:16 GMT:

In an effort to connect to the Hollywood community and urban farming initiatives, activists asked their supporters to bring gardening supplies to educate the local community about sustainable farming methods.

22:59 GMT:

22:45 GMT:

Kansas City has also staged a rally to raise global awareness of the impact of Monsanto's insecticides on the environment.

22:28 GMT:

22:14 GMT:

In Las Vegas hundreds wore red clothes and gave out flyers to increase GMO awareness as the crowd marched through the Strip protesting Monsanto's global practices.

21:48 GMT:

In Dallas, Texas, MAM attracted hundreds of environmental and food activists that demanded a full boycott of GMO use in US.