There was some growing fear in my heart that the awareness against GMOs and Monsanto had faded into the past. My fears were eased somewhat this past weekend as thousands of people from around the world gathered to protest both GMOs and Monsanto.
Now, we just need to keep the awareness alive!
World protests Monsanto grip on food supply chain – RT,COM News, May 25, 2014
Hundreds of thousands people have united across the world to voice concern over the spread of GMO foods and crops and to raise awareness over the biotech giant Monsanto’s growing grip on the global food supply chain. (Photo from Milwaukee, WI)
It was not only the fear of genetically modified organisms in foods that knows no boundaries. Activists on five continents around the globe, comprising of 52 nations joined the fight under the March against Monsanto umbrella.
. . . . . . Last year over 2 million people in 436 cities in 52 countries worldwide marched against the largest producer of genetically engineered seeds.The agrochemical giant Monsanto, founded in 1901, is often blamed for masterminding the majority of the pesticides and genetically engineered seeds used around the world.
The company’s track record has been scrutinized after Monsanto aided US herbicide warfare during the Vietnam war. . . . Scientific studies have linked the chemicals in Monsanto’s pesticides to Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, autism and cancer. Birth defects, organ damage, infant mortality, and sterility are just some of the side-effects GMO is believed to cause, as Monsanto exerts vast control over the seed industry.
(In India) Monsanto controls about 95 percent of the cotton seed market trapping the country’s small farmers in unpayable debt.