Published time: October 12, 2013 19:06
Berlin, Strasbourg, Chicago, London, Sydney and Mumbai are just a few of the 500 cities worldwide involved in the rallies, with each one drawing hundreds.
The demonstrators have been calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and “other harmful agro-chemicals,” according to March Against Monsanto’s official webpage. Protesters wielded large banners denouncing GMO products, and donned fancy dress: In Washington DC a group dressed as bees to highlight the impact of insecticides on bee populations.
Protesters in Washington told RT’s Anissa Naouai that Monsanto lobbyists were hard at work even though the government was shut down. March organizers also said that Saturday’s event was just the beginning, and that the momentum for the protests would build.
The rallies come four days ahead of World Food Day on Oct. 16 and are a direct attack on what the organizers term Monsanto’s “predatory business,” genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other harmful pesticides, which threaten “health, fertility and longevity.”
In Berlin, people expressed displeasure at the food giant for a number of reasons, ranging from long-term health concerns to the chemicals used in Monsanto products.
“There a Smartstax corn that Monsanto has made…it is a corn that resists six different types of herbicide, so you can spray it with six different chemicals and it won’t die,” Heidi Ostermannm, a nutritionist participating in the Berlin march told RT.
“It also produces two insecticides in its own kernels and you can’t wash it off – I don’t even know if technically that’s food. In my mind as a nutritionist, that’s no longer food,” she said.
Dietrich Wittel, vice president of the True Food Foundation cited experiments conducted on rats, bringing a large poster with him showing the tumors suffered by the animals subject to being fed Monsanto corn.
“There are subtle signs of organ damage even in 90 days. But in two years, the lifetime of a rat is shortened – they have massive organ damage, massive breast tumors in the female rats, and that is really, really frightening,” he said, going on to discuss the effects on larger animals.
“Recently, a study from Australia has shown that pigs that are fed these corn products get massive stomach ulcers…. we have a much longer lifespan that a rat. If we are waiting for cancer to show as a result of GMOs, we’ve got to wait,” he said.
October is a particularly significant month for US protesters, as Agent Orange Awareness Month is being promoted by the Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance (COVVHA).
“Monsanto was one of the seven chemical companies who manufactured Agent Orange which was laced with one of the most deadly chemicals known to man, dioxin. Monsanto, the other six companies, and the U.S. government, are responsible for the slow burn genocide of Vietnam Veterans, their children and grandchildren,” March Against Monsanto alleged.
A previous anti-Monsanto protest was held in May. It started as a small event, but turned into a global campaign with over 2 million people in 436 cities, across 52 countries, joining the rallies.
“Don’t Eat It” Anti-GMO Music Video – March Against Monsanto 2013
Published on Oct 12, 2013
Story- GMO Executives Have Taken Over the Food Chain, a group of dedicated citizens march to face them off in an epic battle, but something nefarious and unexpected happens…
DON’T EAT IT
Featuring Swami G of Tha Truth Is Media Alliance
They Told Them Don’t You Ever Grow Around Here
Don’t Wanna Eat your food, You Better Disappear
The Fire’s In Our Eyes And Our Words Are Really Clear
Don’t EAT It
2- You Better Run, You Better Do What You Can
Don’t Want no GMO’s, You better ditch your plan
We’ll fight you to the end, We’re making a stand
Don’t EAT, If you wanna stay alive
Don’t Eat it (eat it), don’t eat it (eat it)
g-mos will to be defeated!
Show em, its funky, show’em its not right
It DOES matter, who’s wrong or right
Don’t Eat it..
(eat it… eat it… eat it….)
(Monsanto Execs Speaking)
We’ve got the politicians dealing our hand
You’ve got no right to know what’s in your fruit and bread
Be like a good sheep, and just do what ‘sam’ says
JUST EAT IT
(GMO Activist Speaking)
Were Out To Get You, Better Leave While You Can
Our kids wont be no lab rats in your business plan
You wanna stay alive, Get GMO’s Banned
Don’t Eat It…. Better Do What You Can!