Worldwide March against Monsanto May 25th
Events are taking place worldwide on May 25th against MONSANTO who are taking over our food and spreading GM crops everywhere. The genes are designed to make crops resistant to heavy doses of their herbicide RoundUp but this ends up in our food and kills the soil and destroys biodiversity.
In Ireland marches will take place on in Dublin and Cork at 2pm and Clare at 2:30pm
In Dublin people are invited to gather at the Garden of Remembrance at 2pm to participate in a peaceful demonstration which aims to inform the general public on the many hazards which Monsanto Company and its products present to our food supply and general health.
In England marches will take place in Bristol, Torquay, Douglas, Nottingham and London.
In London the gathering will be at Parliament Square at 2 pm.
More about Monsanto
The World According to Monsanto
There’s nothing they are leaving untouched: the mustard, the okra, the bringe oil, the rice, the cauliflower. Once they have established the norm: that seed can be owned as their property, royalties can be collected. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow. If they control seed, they control food, they know it – it’s strategic. It’s more powerful than bombs. It’s more powerful than guns. This is the best way to control the populations of the world.
The story starts in the White House, where Monsanto often got its way by exerting disproportionate influence over policymakers via the “revolving door”. One example is Michael Taylor, who worked for Monsanto as an attorney before being appointed as deputy commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991. While at the FDA, the authority that deals with all US food approvals, Taylor made crucial decisions that led to the approval of GE foods and crops. Then he returned to Monsanto, becoming the company’s vice president for public policy.
Thanks to these intimate links between Monsanto and government agencies, the US adopted GE foods and crops without proper testing, without consumer labelling and in spite of serious questions hanging over their safety. Not coincidentally, Monsanto supplies 90 percent of the GE seeds used by the US market. Monsanto’s long arm stretched so far that, in the early nineties, the US Food and Drugs Agency even ignored warnings of their own scientists, who were cautioning that GE crops could cause negative health effects.
Other tactics the company uses to stifle concerns about their products include misleading advertising, bribery and concealing scientific evidence.
For more extensive information about MONSANTO see: http://monsantowatch.org/