The world against GMO: Protests in 400 cities worldwide


Thousands of people have participated in protests around the world against the American company “Monsanto” and its genetically modified seeds and pesticides, especially “Roundup”.

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The march is was held in 400 cities, in more than 40 countries worldwide. About 2500 people was protesting against “Monsanto” in Switzerland cities Basel and Morgins. There are the headquarters of this company for Europe, Africa and Middle East.

In Paris, 3,000 demonstrators have gathered organized by the group for environmental protection “Greenpeace” and anti-capitalist Stop TAFTA. Their anger was directed towards the leading herbicide on the market “Roundup” whose main ingredient was declared as “carcinogen for people” by the World Health Organization.

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In Burkina Faso, where Monsanto in 2003 produced the first genetically modified cotton, have gathered around 500 people who sought a 10-year moratorium on planting the Monsatno’s seed.

In front of the European Parliament building in Strasbourg, a 1000 protesters have gathered and held a “minute of silence” in memory of past and future victims of pesticide poisoning. Similar scenes could be seen in Los Angeles. There, about 500 people have gathered along with their families.

“I’m not a scientific experiment”, was written on the poster which some small child held.

Hawaii protesters have planted coconut trees, complaining of the company similar to Monsanto. They were asking the company to stop using Hawaii for experimenting with pesticides and genetically modified food.

In Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, 250 protesters gathered against Monsanto, and accused the company of bioterrorism. In Chile, 1000 demonstrators have gathered and requested the termination of production of genetically modified foods.

As time passes, more and more people are becoming aware about the consequences from the genetically modified food that this company is producing.

On the other hand, the company Monsanto has failed to respond to the call of the newsrooms to comment the protests.