“This weekend on May 23, 2015, hundreds of thousands of concerned individuals will March Against Monsanto spanning 6 continents, 38 countries and 428 cities to protest against Genetically Modified Organisms and the Monsanto Corporation. This movement seeks to raise awareness to the dangers surrounding Monsanto’s genetically modified crops, cancer-linked herbicide Roundup and will call for an end to the days of unknowingly buying genetically modified food.
The annual campaign comes as the demand for GMO labeling and non-GMO food alternatives continue on a exponential climb. While GMO labeling legislation battles are being fought across the globe, concerned people spearheading the projects are facing-off against multi-national corporate influence, the time to stand in solidarity and scream Hell No GMO’s is now.
In polls conducted by the New York Times, Washington Post, Consumer Reports, and many others, over 90% of respondents were in support of national GMO labeling – an initiative that has been defeated time and time again at the state level thanks to heavy spending by Monsanto-backed lobbying groups.”
(Note: Monsanto is not the only corporation that genetically modifies food; Cargil, Con-Agra, Sygenta, and others do, but Monsanto Frankenfoods and Frankenfish, and lobbying efforts do make them stand out from the rest of the crowd. It’s noteworthy that even the benign WHO issued a report saying the glyphosate (Round-Up) is ‘likely’ carcinogenic.)
Crossed Crocodiles is a US expatriate living in Ghana, and had suspended his excellent blogging to focus on the fight against GMOs in Ghana. There is a motherlode of information in his August, 2014 ‘The fight against Big Ag and GMOs in Ghana’, and includes a great link to FoodSovereigntyGhana. He taught me most of what I know about Africom, as well; another.
‘Obama signs ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ written by Monsanto-sponsored senator’; well, Obama has been far more Snidely Whiplash than just that, including his cabinet appointments, but still… oh, yes, a timely Tweet (DNA Change You Can Believe In):
From the world’s foremost authority on Gen-Modified food; the barbarity has hit Indian farmers the hardest, and Monasnto has robbed the nation of even owning their wild herbs through *patenting*:
(The bio-tech industry flacks are well-represented on the #march hashtag.)
Gotta love that Reverend Billy Talen!
@PositivelyJoan: Monsanto Ordered Pay $93 Million for poisoning town http://ln.is/naturalsociety.com/m/4o3ei … :
Landmark? Major Corporation Calling GMOs ‘All Natural’ Targeted for False Advertising http://ln.is/naturalsociety.com/nL2Bc …
Directly related: ‘EU Commission proposes GM opt-out for member states’ (boo, hiss, hiss)