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Sun May 22, 2016, 10:38 AM

Activists, Farmers, Indigenous People Rise Up to March Against Monsanto in 400+ Cities Saturday 5/21

CommonDreams.org by Nika Knight 5/21/2106
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/21/activists-farmers-indigenous-people-rise-march-against-monsanto

Anti-corporate activists, organic farmers, Indigenous peoples, environmental groups and others took to the streets across six continents and over 400 cities on Saturday in a global grassroots march against bioengineering giant Monsanto.

"The fight against corporate control of our food is global," a food sovereignty campaigner with UK-based nonprofit Global Justice Now rallied the crowd marching in London.


Protesters from France's pro-labor and pro-democracy "Up All Night" movement joined anti-GMO activists for a massive march against Monsanto in Paris, one of hundreds around the world. (Photo: Sam Cossar-Gilbert/Twitter

The grassroots March Against Monstanto campaign began in 2013 as a coordinated movement to "take back the food supply."

This year's march takes place amid allegations of collusion and industry rigging of the regulatory processes surrounding the company's toxic weedkiller Roundup and GMO crops in Europe and the United States.

The campaign, based in the U.S., described why so many are fighting the chemical behemoth in a statement:

Monsanto has infiltrated various agencies within the United States government, and as a result both public health and the health of our environment has suffered greatly.

Glyphosate, the cancer-linked herbicide that is an essential component in the expansion of GMO crops, is already being banned around the world over safety concerns. Here in the United States, glyphosate is consistently being discovered in everything from hospital feeding tubes and tampons to the breast milk of nursing mothers


The group also posted a billboard in Times Square this week calling for Monsanto and regulators to "keep GMOs out of our genes."

In France, the pro-democracy Nuit Debout ("Up All Night" movement took part and joined forces with the March Against Monsanto campaign in Paris, forming a massive demonstration that marched all afternoon through the capital streets.


Incroyable mobilisation marche contre #Monsanto et la transparence alimentaire Étiquetage"Nourris aux #OGM" #MaM2016

Activists also documented marches in Frankfurt, London, Cape Town, and Teipei, among many other cities, on social media:


More protesters at the #MarchAgainstMonsanto in Mtubatuba, South Africa #MaM2016


Protests & events taking place all week leading up to today’s #MarchAgainstMonsanto This one is from Teipei, Taiwan
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Sun May 22, 2016, 10:41 AM

1. Woot!

So good to see people all around the world reject this monster.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 10:43 AM

2. K&R!!!

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Sun May 22, 2016, 10:46 AM

3. This is the effects of propaganda...

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