March Against Monsanto: Saturday, May 25th

by Ann Marie Michaels on April 21, 2013

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March Against Monsanto

On Saturday, May 25th, people are taking to the streets to express their disgust and outrage for Monsanto, the multinational corporation that is poisoning our planet and ruining our food supply.

It’s time to take back our food. It’s time to March Against Monsanto.

I will be attending the March Against Monsanto event here in Los Angeles with our local Weston A. Price chapter.

There will be marches happening in every major U.S. city and around the world. 135 events in 18 countries and counting. So far, almost 15,000 people have RSVPd.

Will you join us?

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March Against Monsanto: Saturday, May 25th

Here’s how to participate:

1. Click here to like the March Against Monsanto Facebook page.
2. Click here to RSVP to attend a march in your city or town on May 25th.
3. Use the Facebook RSVP page to invite your friends.
4. If you don’t see an event in your town, start one! Here’s the full event list.

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Please share this post on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! If you have a blog, PLEASE blog about this.

Will You Attend?

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Beth April 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM

This is one of the best ideas ever!

(Also, FYI, there appears to be a small typo above–should say May 25:
2. Click here to RSVP to attend a march in your city or town on March 25th.)

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Ann Marie Michaels April 21, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Thank you!

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l alvarado April 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

You are right. They are monsters. I saw a documentary about them and it is disgusting. I don’t know all the facts but have you or anyone out there that has all the facts ever considered starting a petition against them on change.org? I think starting a petition will be a great thing to do.

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Dawn April 24, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Perhaps what Monsanto has done is hurting our food supply. However much of what they have done has helped with another epidemic in this world starvation. We don’t see it in the US much but many counties can’t even feed their people. Much of what Monsanto has developed has actually improved quality of life for people who aren’t privileged enough to be picky about what they eat. The company also employees a large number of people. I’m sure improvement is needed as always, but don’t just jump on a band wagon and run around in a little hamster bubble shouting about things you may not have fully investigated. That might be more harmful than the genetically altered grain. Food for thought.

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Dawn April 24, 2013 at 5:28 PM

It is actually a huge PR myth that Monsanto has helped with hunger at all. Almost all GMO crops are used for livestock fodder and textiles, not for human consumption. In fact, most GMOs are not edible by humans at all, but they sure make tons of money selling gallons of toxic pesticides and patented seeds you can’t save from season to season.

Monsanto’s patented seeds require small subsistence farmers to buy them year after year, plus pay for the expensive chemicals required to grow them. Yet despite all the expense, the yields from GMO crops are actually LOWER than conventional, leading to massive losses (and suicides) throughout Asia. This was never more worse than during the food crisis a few years ago, when Monsanto jacked up the price of their seeds and chemicals so much it put millions of small and subsistence farmers out of business around the world.

There are at least 100 other reasons why GMOs are not the solution to our agriculture problems, and why hunger is a POLITICAL problem, not a food supply issue. In fact, the world makes enough food right now to feed twice the current world population. Trouble is we waste about half of it, and sell the other half only for a profit. You could be in a country full of food, like the U.S., but if you have no money to pay for it, too bad for you, you starve.

I encourage you to not buy into the massive Monsanto PR machine, and check out Genetic Roulette or Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey Smith, or this article: http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/can-organic-farming-feed-the-world

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Ann Marie Michaels April 24, 2013 at 5:36 PM

The GM genocide: Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after using genetically modified crops

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1082559/The-GM-genocide-Thousands-Indian-farmers-committing-suicide-using-genetically-modified-crops.html#ixzz2RQlwjn2I

“The entry of Monsanto in the Indian seed sector was made possible with a 1988 Seed Policy imposed by the World Bank, requiring the Government of India to deregulate the seed sector. Five things changed with Monsanto’s entry: First, Indian companies were locked into joint-ventures and licensing arrangements, and concentration over the seed sector increased. Second, seed which had been the farmers’ common resource became the “intellectual property” of Monsanto, for which it started collecting royalties, thus raising the costs of seed. Third, open pollinated cotton seeds were displaced by hybrids, including GMO hybrids. A renewable resource became a non-renewable, patented commodity. Fourth, cotton which had earlier been grown as a mixture with food crops now had to be grown as a monoculture, with higher vulnerability to pests, disease, drought and crop failure. Fifth, Monsanto started to subvert India’s regulatory processes and, in fact, started to use public resources to push its non-renewable hybrids and GMOs through so-called public-private partnerships (PPP).”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-seeds-of-suicide-how-monsanto-destroys-farming/5329947

Watch this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av6dx9yNiCA

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Emilie Rensink April 28, 2013 at 5:42 PM

You rock! Thank you for writing this article. I’m going to add it to the list of media links on the webpage: http://www.march-against-monsanto-com.

–Emilie (int’l co-organizer for MAM)

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Annie April 30, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Thank you Ann Marie, for letting us know about the,
“March Against Monsanto”. and harm/killings it has done to us & other countries .

Also thanks Dawn 2 for explaining to dawn 1 the harm that Monsanto has done to our Country and others…

Monsanto, Dupont & Dow. Have to be stopped before they bring more destruction & death to our country and others.

I hope most of you will plant or start to plant your own Organic Vegetables right now. This is the summer season, and there is winter season for Veggies. .
Some people in Manhattan are using there balconies to grow there Organic vegetables in pots.
If some of you do not have a back yard, use pots to grow in..If there is well there is away..
Please make sure you buy Organic, or Organic Heirloom seeds..

Be Kind,
Annie

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Jim May 11, 2013 at 1:50 PM

I won’t be marching as I am in a very small very rural village where they probably don’t even know who Monsanto is, but I will share this for sure. People need to be woken up to how Monsanto and so many corporations are destroying life and our very habitat right before our eyes!

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