|Photo: Melbourne March Against Monsanto. Credit: Dina Caballero|
COCOA BEACH, Florida -- A "March Against Monsanto" is scheduled to take place at the corner of State Roads A1A and 520 on October 12, 2013 at 2 p.m.
The movement against agriculture giant Monsanto highlights 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.
Local organizers say that their mission "is to educate Cocoa Beach on the vast and dire threat that Monsanto poses to our health and Democracy. We are not marching to alienate or antagonize our community, but to antagonize and expose Monsanto. We are marching to educate our community and the world."
Activists contend that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.
For more information, visit their Facebook Page for Event: https://www.facebook.com/