29 May 2013
On Saturday 25 May, an estimated quarter million people in more than 400 cities around the world marched against Monsanto, one of the biggest and most powerful biotech corporations that promotes genetically modified products, more commonly known as GMOs. Activists used extensive social media and community outreach to raise awareness about Monsanto's influence in an attempt to galvanize millions to demand Monsanto be stopped. Among participating cities were Tokyo; Amsterdam; Paris; Vienna; London; Barcelona; Washington, D.C.; New York; Los Angeles; Montreal; Toronto; Sydney; Mexico; Buenos Aires -- and Cape Town.
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Editor’s Note: You can find footage of the Cape Town “March against Monsanto” here. You may also be interested in SACSIS columnist, Glenn Ashton’s latest article, which clarifies why people are galvanizing against this global corporation. Finally, the Unites States government’s protection of Monsanto is also leading to diplomatic tension between Russia and America. Read about it here.