the Organic Review: Mark Your Calendars – Worldwide March Against Monsanto in May

By on April 9, 2013

by Ali Papademetriou

Even for those who are not entirely up to date on what a GMO is, many people have heard of them, and most have heard about at least one study regarding the potential health and environmental defects caused by genetically modified organisms.

Nearly all of the corn and soybeans grown in the United States are genetically modified, and more then ¾ of the processed foods in our grocery stores contain these two crops. More than 50 countries around the world have banned GMOs and scores of countries are labeling them. Even multiple states in the U.S. are introducing labeling legislations.

Regardless of its shady past and its crony background as a chemical company, Monsanto Corporation has been famous for over a decade now for being the world’s largest producer of genetically engineered seeds. The corporation holds a powerful seat with the federal government and has proven to be corrupt.

Marches and rallies organized by anti-GMO and anti-Monsanto grassroots organizations have become popular in recent years for not just the U.S. but also other countries as well.

The latest event coming up is expected to be a big one, considering it is a worldwide march. On May 25th, 135 March Against Monsanto events are scheduled to take place in nearly 20 countries and more than 100 cities in the U.S.

On the event page on Facebook, the worldwide events’ mission statement reads:

  • Voting with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto-owned companies that use GMOs in their products.
  • Labeling of GMOs so that consumers can make those informed decisions easier.
  • Repealing relevant provisions of the US’s “Monsanto Protection Act.”
  • Calling for further scientific research on the health effects of GMOs.
  • Holding Monsanto executives and Monsanto-supporting politicians accountable through direct communication, grassroots journalism, social media, etc.
  • Continuing to inform the public about Monsanto’s secrets.
  • Taking to the streets to show the world and Monsanto that we won’t take these injustices quietly.

To sum it all up, the page explains, “We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. That’s why we March Against Monsanto.”

In order to “like” the March Against Monsanto Facebook page and connect with others, you can click here.

To RSVP to the event, you can click here.

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  1. Tea

    April 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm


  2. Emilie Rensink

    April 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    May 25!!!

    There’s now 250 events worldwide in 33 countries, on six continents. 47 states + Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico participating!

  3. hermes シューズ

    August 7, 2013 at 8:52 am

    hermes 店

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