A global event challenging the agricultural behemoth Monsanto’s efforts to dominate the world food supply is taking place across the globe as millions of anti-GMO activists join forces against the biotech giant. More than 400 cities will march against Monsanto.
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The march against the US chemical and agricultural company Monsanto is an effort to boycott the use of Genetically Modified Organisms in food production.
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Marches were planned in 52 countries in addition to some 47 US states that are jointing in the protest.
“MAM supports a sustainable food production system. We must act now to stop GMOs and harmful pesticides,” said Tami Monroe Canal , founder of March Against Monsanto (MAM) in a press release ahead of the global event.
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The movement was formed after the 2012 California Proposition 37 on mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food initiative failed, prompting activists to demand a boycott of the GMO in food production.
“Monsanto’s predatory business and corporate agriculture practices threaten their generation’s health, fertility and longevity,” Canal said.