Sunday, May 26, 2013

March against Monsanto

Yesterday was a global "March against Monsanto," which was planned well in advance of Monsanto winning their gene patent case.  Al Jazeera English on YouTube has the global overview, pun fully intended, in Seeds of doubt prompt global anti-Monsanto protests.

Tens of thousands of people across the globe spent the day marching against biotechnology firm Monsanto.Protesters in more than 250 cities joined the co-ordinated marches. They say genetically-modified seeds sold by Monsanto have dire implications for the health of humans and animals alike. But Monsanto says its products are safe and help farmers produce more food. Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports.
For local coverage of the protests in Michigan, WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids had Protests against Monsanto all over USA.

Marches and rallies against seed giant Monsanto were held across the U.S. and in dozens of other countries Saturday.

" March Against Monsanto " protesters say they want to call attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the food giants that produce it. Marches are planned for more than 250 cities around the globe, according to organizers.

Hundreds of protesters showed up to voice their concerns at rallies in Grand Rapids at Ah-Nab-Awen Park
and in Kalamazoo.
My former house guest John Henry chimed in advance of the protest on Wednesday with Frankenfood: The REAL TRUTH About GMOs, Monsanto, and You.

With so much hype and paranoia about GMOs, Monsanto, etc., how do we sort the facts from the fantasies? JH is here to help out with an overview of the issues and a link to more quality resources.
To read the references for the video, they're at

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