'No More Poison': World Unites for Annual #MarchAgainstMonsanto
Demonstrations around the globe call for an end to agrochemical company's monopoly on food and seed markets
For the third year in a row, activists around the world are taking up the mantle against Monsanto.
The March Against Monsanto is taking place on Saturday in 428 cities across 38 countries as activists raise awareness over the potential dangers of the agrochemical giant's products—from its genetically modified seeds to the carcinogens in its Roundup line of herbicides.
Hundreds of activists in each of those cities are calling for labeling of GMO foods and for more localized urban farming as the campaign for sustainable food grows in the face of Monsanto's monopoly over food and seed supply.
"There’s no question that March Against Monsanto is the most powerful grassroots initiative we have in the fight to reclaim our food supply from the GMO seed juggernaut known as the Monsanto Company," said Anthony Gucciardi, March Against Monsanto speaker and founder of the natural health website NaturalSociety.com.
Demonstrations in some cities reportedly hit upwards of 1,000 people, who marched through the streets chanting, "Hell no GMO!" and hoisting signs that read "Fresh Food for All" and "I Am Not A Science Project". In Puerto Rico, protesters held up images of gas masks emblazoned with the words, "No More Poison."
On Twitter, the actions were being updated with the hashtag #MarchAgainstMonsanto.