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Thousands, if not millions, of people are expected to take to the streets across the world on Saturday in the second “March Against Monsanto” to protest the biotech giant.
Organizers say demonstrations have been scheduled for Saturday, October 12 in six continents, 52 countries and over 500 cities to call for the permanent boycott of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and harmful agro-chemicals.
A list of marches can be seen at www.march-against-monsanto.com.
Last spring an estimated two million people joined in over 436 cities in 52 countries during the first March Against Monsanto, which was originally only expected to draw 3,000.
MAM founder Tami Monroe Canal, who started the movement last May, has stated, “Monsanto’s predatory business and corporate agricultural practices threatens their generation’s health, fertility and longevity. MAM supports a sustainable food production system. We must act now to stop GMOs and harmful pesticides.”
Roberta Gogos, MAM organizer in Athens, Greece, said Monsanto has had a drastic impact on austerity-hit Europe. “Monsanto is working very hard to overturn EU regulation on obligatory labeling where enforcement is already lax. Greece is in a precarious position right now, and Greece’s farmers are positioned to follow the same perilous fate as farmers in countries such as Colombia and Mexico.”