Up To Two Million March Against Monsanto In Hundreds Of Cities

march against monsantoIs opposition to Monsanto gaining momentum? It would certainly seem it from this past weekend. Via Yahoo! News:

Two million people marched in protest against seed giant Monsanto in hundreds of rallies across the U.S. and in over 50 other countries on Saturday.

“March Against Monsanto” protesters say they wanted to call attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the food giants that produce it. Founder and organizer Tami Canal said protests were held in 436 cities in 52 countries.

The ‘March Against Monsanto’ movement began just a few months ago, when Canal created a Facebook page on Feb. 28 calling for a rally against the company’s practices. Together with Seattle blogger and activist Emilie Rensink and Nick Bernabe of TheAnti-Media.org, Canal worked with A-Revolt.org digital anarchy to promote international awareness of the event. She called the turnout “incredible,” and credited social media for being a vehicle for furthering opportunities for activism.

 

 

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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Even if one were to lay aside in its entirety the issue of GMOs being of questionable long term safety, we are are still left with Monsanto’s legal conduct and business stratagems…which aren’t supposition, but measurable fact. Their conduct has been so appalling, so unproductive and harmful, so offensive to every person who has encountered them or even read of same, that only good can come of subjecting them to every possible form of criticism, scrutiny or inconvenience.

    Aside from a few indie studies that seem to show chronic stomach ailments as the most common side effect of GMOs, there isn’t much to go on except strange incidents that will likely never be properly understood…because Monsanto snuffs out or crushes any attempt to study their products anywhere but safe within their own labs. Just on principle, if someone tells me that I am forbidden to know what I’m eating or how it came into being…and then assures me that despite no long term studies and a long effort to maintain absolute secrecy I should trust them implicitly…my automatic reaction is to distrust them INTENSELY.

    Should I require better proof than mere caution? Maybe, but if it looks like sh*t and smells like sh*t, frankly I don’t need to step in it before I’m concerned that it might be sh*t.

    • BuzzCoastin

      to be able to really understand what’s going on with Monsanto et al
      you need to understand the water, soil, plant exchange cycle
      this is a billion year old process that has been disrupted by modern agro-culture

      the disruption of this process has many deleterious effects
      it reduces the vitamin & mineral content of the “food”
      it creates a surplus of “food” that has to be processed into junk food
      it turns farmlands into desserts in about 500 years
      and GMOs are a natural consequence of all this agro-culture

  • BuzzCoastin

    I said it before & I’ll say it again:

    Hey boys & girls, wanna stop Monsanto cold?
    Hearz how:
    grow some of your own food without chemmies
    stop eating processed food & fast food
    stop drinking sodas & processed drinks
    eliminate factory farmed meat from your diet
    buy as much of your food as possible from local, chem free growers
    those actions could halt & eventually stop Monsanto

    the protest march is bullshit posturing
    nothing will change without people taking definite steps
    to dismantle the Military Industrial Fake-Food Complex
    through their own efforts

  • lilbear68

    your gonna eat the GMO food because eventually thats the only kind of food/seeds to plant that will be left. EU courts have ruled against the people that dont want GMO in their countries and told their govts to stop testing. the same will happen with the BGH in milk eventually thats all there will be. i wish it was not so but IMHO the people have started to wake up too late. the storm is not starting its already at full force. i fear it may be way to late to fight, i will, but there are too many sheeple in the ranks now to make a difference or have a chance to turn back the tidal wave called monsanto

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