“No Monsanto!” …… World marches against GMO food!


October 12, 2013

October 12, 2013

Published time: October 12, 2013 19:06

People hold signs during one of many worldwide “March Against Monsanto” protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agro-chemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)
Thousands took to streets across the world’s cities on Saturday to protest the use of GMO products, with Giant Monsanto being the main target. Over 50 countries have been taking part in the march for world food day, and across 47 different US states.

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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.  

Anti-GMO (genetically modified foods) protestors put a chain at the site entrance of US seed company Monsanto on October 12, 2013 during a day of action against the company, in Monbequi, southern France. Banner (R) reads: "No to a world according to Monsanto". (AFP Photo / Pascal Pavani)Anti-GMO (genetically modified foods) protestors put a chain at the site entrance of US seed company Monsanto on October 12, 2013 during a day of action against the company, in Monbequi, southern France. Banner (R) reads: “No to a world according to Monsanto“. (AFP Photo / Pascal Pavani)

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.” 

A man holds a painted ear of corn during one of many worldwide "March Against Monsanto" protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agro-chemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)A man holds a painted ear of corn during one of many worldwide “March Against Monsanto” protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agro-chemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)

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.

Anti-genetically modified foods (GMO) protestors demonstrate on October 12, 2013 against US agro-chemicals giant Monsanto in the southern French city of Marseille during a day of worlwide action against the company. (AFP Photo / Bertrand Langlois)Anti-genetically modified foods (GMO) protestors demonstrate on October 12, 2013 against US agro-chemicals giant Monsanto in the southern French city of Marseille during a day of worlwide action against the company. (AFP Photo / Bertrand Langlois)

  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.

Demonstrators hold up banners to protest against chemical giant Monsanto and its GMO (genetically modified organism) products on October 12, 2013 in Helsinki. (AFP Photo / Heikki Saukkomaa)Demonstrators hold up banners to protest against chemical giant Monsanto and its GMO (genetically modified organism) products on October 12, 2013 in Helsinki. (AFP Photo / Heikki Saukkomaa)

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. 

Jameson Bluma, 3, holds a sign during one of many worldwide "March Against Monsanto" protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agro-chemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)Jameson Bluma, 3, holds a sign during one of many worldwide “March Against Monsanto” protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agro-chemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)
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“Don’t Eat It” Anti-GMO Music Video – March Against Monsanto 2013

 

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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

~~Lyrics~~

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

(CHORUS)
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….)
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(Verse 2)

(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!

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Marching ....

Marching ….

Full credit for information source: http://rt.com/news/monsanto-march-berlin-protest-115/
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We ALL are ONE!!! We ALL fight the fight!!!

2 thoughts on ““No Monsanto!” …… World marches against GMO food!

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