Sunday, May 19, 2013

Melbourne "March Against Monsanto"


MELBOURNE, Florida -- Organizers say that hundreds of Brevard citizens will join tens of thousands of activists around the world on May 25 at 2 p.m. to "March Against Monsanto."

The global March Against Monsanto is taking place in over 250 cities in over 35 countries to highlight what activists claim is "the plight of Monsanto’s domination of our country’s food supply and their infiltration of hazardous GMOs (genetically modified organisms) into seed crops and animal feed."  Monsanto has patenting rights over some agricultural seed engineered from the DNA of different species of plant, animal, bacterial, and viral genes.


Organizers contend that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.  "Monsanto's products are harmful to people and the planet" said Melbourne's March Against Monsanto Facebook Host and organizer Jill Allen.


The Melbourne march will take place at the Melbourne City Hall located at 900 E. Strawbridge Avenue in Melbourne, Florida,


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