'No Monsanto!': World marches against GMO food

People hold signs during one of many worldwide "March Against Monsanto" protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agro-chemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)

People hold signs during one of many worldwide "March Against Monsanto" protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agro-chemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)

Thousands took to streets across the world’s cities on Saturday to protest the use of GMO products, with Giant Monsanto being the main target. Over 50 countries have been taking part in the march for world food day, and across 47 different US states.

Follow RT's LIVE UPDATES on the March Against Monsanto campaign 

Berlin, Strasbourg, Chicago, London, Sydney and Mumbai are just a few of the 500 cities worldwideinvolved in the rallies, with each one drawing hundreds. 

The demonstrators have been calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and “other harmful agro-chemicals,” according to March Against Monsanto’s official webpage. Protesters wielded large banners denouncing GMO products, and donned fancy dress: In Washington DC a group dressed as bees to highlight the impact of insecticides on bee populations. 

Anti-GMO (genetically modified foods) protestors put a chain at the site entrance of US seed company Monsanto on October 12, 2013 during a day of action against the company, in Monbequi, southern France. Banner (R) reads: "No to a world according to Monsanto". (AFP Photo / Pascal Pavani)

Anti-GMO (genetically modified foods) protestors put a chain at the site entrance of US seed company Monsanto on October 12, 2013 during a day of action against the company, in Monbequi, southern France. Banner (R) reads: "No to a world according to Monsanto". (AFP Photo / Pascal Pavani)

The rallies  come four days ahead of World Food Day on Oct. 16 and are a direct attack on what the organizers term Monsanto’s “predatory business,” genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other harmful pesticides, which threaten “health, fertility and longevity.” 

A man holds a painted ear of corn during one of many worldwide "March Against Monsanto" protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agro-chemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)

A man holds a painted ear of corn during one of many worldwide "March Against Monsanto" protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agro-chemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)

In Berlin, people expressed displeasure at the food giant for a number of reasons, ranging from long-term health concerns to the chemicals used in Monsanto products. 

“There a Smartstax corn that Monsanto has made…it is a corn that resists six different types of herbicide, so you can spray it with six different chemicals and it won’t die,” Heidi Ostermannm, a nutritionist participating in the Berlin march told RT. 

“It also produces two insecticides in its own kernels and you can’t wash it off – I don’t even know if technically that’s food. In my mind as a nutritionist, that’s no longer food,” she said. 

Anti-genetically modified foods (GMO) protestors demonstrate on October 12, 2013 against US agro-chemicals giant Monsanto in the southern French city of Marseille during a day of worlwide action against the company. (AFP Photo / Bertrand Langlois)

Anti-genetically modified foods (GMO) protestors demonstrate on October 12, 2013 against US agro-chemicals giant Monsanto in the southern French city of Marseille during a day of worlwide action against the company. (AFP Photo / Bertrand Langlois)

Dietrich Wittel, vice president of the True Food Foundation cited experiments conducted on rats, bringing a large poster with him showing the tumors suffered by the animals subject to being fed Monsanto corn. 

“There are subtle signs of organ damage even in 90 days. But in two years, the lifetime of a rat is shortened – they have massive organ damage, massive breast tumors in the female rats, and that is really, really frightening,” he said, going on to discuss the effects on larger animals. 

“Recently, a study from Australia has shown that pigs that are fed these corn products get massive stomach ulcers…. we have a much longer lifespan that a rat. If we are waiting for cancer to show as a result of GMOs, we’ve got to wait,” he said. 

Demonstrators hold up banners to protest against chemical giant Monsanto and its GMO (genetically modified organism) products on October 12, 2013 in Helsinki. (AFP Photo / Heikki Saukkomaa)

Demonstrators hold up banners to protest against chemical giant Monsanto and its GMO (genetically modified organism) products on October 12, 2013 in Helsinki. (AFP Photo / Heikki Saukkomaa)

October is a particularly significant month for US protesters, as Agent Orange Awareness Month is being promoted by the Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance (COVVHA). 

“Monsanto was one of the seven chemical companies who manufactured Agent Orange which was laced with one of the most deadly chemicals known to man, dioxin. Monsanto, the other six companies, and the U.S. government, are responsible for the slow burn genocide of Vietnam Veterans, their children and grandchildren,” March Against Monsanto alleged. 

Посмотреть изображение в Твиттере


A previous anti-Monsanto protest was held in May. It started as a small event, but turned into a global campaign with over 2 million people in 436 cities, across 52 countries, joining the rallies. 

Jameson Bluma, 3, holds a sign during one of many worldwide "March Against Monsanto" protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agro-chemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)

Jameson Bluma, 3, holds a sign during one of many worldwide "March Against Monsanto" protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agro-chemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)

SOURCE HERE

Views: 783

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

do now ;)

feel free- to do so - anytime :)

EPIC.........

Love it! Thanks, sharing.

I heard Hungary set fire to the GMO crops - go Hungary!!

RSS

Latest Activity

Phyllis Maka commented on Phyllis Maka's blog post The Adventures of Don & Carol Croft by Don and Carol Croft A CRACKING AWESOME READ!
"Since Reich, much of his model has been modified as it explains, and this would depend on the individual to try it themselves, it would be a huge learning experience. Others have had their own experiences with this and have been documented as well.…"
1 hour ago
Mrs. Tif Morgan favorited Raz Putin's discussion "Texas asserts sovereign immunity against Congress"
2 hours ago
Mrs. Tif Morgan favorited Chris of the family Masters's discussion US: In Three States, Federal Courts Struck Down Laws Suppressing Boycotts of Israeli Products
2 hours ago
Mrs. Tif Morgan posted a discussion

Authorities Declined To Prosecute Biden’s Son For Cocaine Pipe Found in Rental Car

Hunter Biden is a Crack Head, Like Da!!!! An unearthed police report reveals that Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden returned a rental car in Arizona that contained a cocaine pipe days before the 2016 presidential election. Hunter Biden also left credit…See More
2 hours ago
Mrs. Tif Morgan replied to Mrs. Tif Morgan's discussion Vimeo: Censorship Against Conservatives and Christians
" Thank you, and I also have a account there."
2 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters posted photos
2 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer favorited Chris of the family Masters's discussion US: In Three States, Federal Courts Struck Down Laws Suppressing Boycotts of Israeli Products
2 hours ago
Doc Vega commented on Diana's photo
Thumbnail

kamala-harris

"Corrupted Bitch!"
3 hours ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post The True Steele Dossier about Federal Corruption! Part I
"Thank you Raz Putin."
3 hours ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post The True Steele Dossier about Federal Corruption! Part I
"Thanks Central Scrutinizer!"
3 hours ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post The True Steele Dossier about Federal Corruption! Part I
"Thanks Diana"
3 hours ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post True Steele Dossier About Federal Corruption Pt. 2
"Thanks Diana!"
3 hours ago
Diana posted photos
3 hours ago
Diana favorited Doc Vega's blog post True Steele Dossier About Federal Corruption Pt. 2
4 hours ago
oldranger_68 favorited rlionhearted_3's photo
4 hours ago
oldranger_68 favorited rlionhearted_3's photo
4 hours ago
oldranger_68 favorited Diana's photo
4 hours ago
Doc Vega posted a blog post

True Steele Dossier About Federal Corruption Pt. 2

 Robert David Steele’s allegations of Federal fiscal negligence is corroborated by both Mark Levin, former Inspector General…See More
4 hours ago
Raz Putin favorited Old Denmark's video
5 hours ago
Raz Putin replied to Raz Putin's discussion The Unz Review: "Did Israel Kill the Kennedys?"
":) Diana, Those Dancing Israelis on 9/11 were no coincidence. Zapruder was there to capture the moment for his Master and the world.  We both know when it comes to who turns the screws there are no coincidences. :)"
5 hours ago

Please remember this website is supported by your donations...

© 2019   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2015 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted