Monsanto is well known as the world's worst purveyor of
genetically-modified seeds, the kind that grow what is known as
"Frankenfood." On the 17th of September, Occupy activists held Occupy
Monsanto events all over the world. Here in DC, Occupy Monsanto dumped
genetically modified foods on the sidewalk in front of Monsanto's
lobbying headquarters on I street.
While the mix of various frankenfoods or genetically-modified foods
bubbled and stank on the sidewalk in front of their lobbying
headquarters, most Monsanto employees did not show up for work while the
protest was taking place. Only a few showed up, late in the protest.
Meanwhile, activists outside denounced such crimes by Monsanto as their
incredibly ugly practice of suing small farmers whose crops are
contaminated by Monsanto's dishonestly patented pollen.
While Monsanto sues farmers to deny them the right to plant seeds other
than Monsanto's patented freaks, they also spend millions on lobbying
politicians for trade deals to ram GMOs down people's throats in other
countries and to not require GMO's to be labelled in foods sold in the
US. This denys you the grocery shopper the freedom to choose what to eat
unless you have the money to buy high-priced organics.
So if you wonder why Occupy activists descended on Monsanto's lobbying
office on I st and on Monsanto installations all over the US on the 17th
of September, those are some of the reasons!
In: Other News
Tags: Occupy DC, Occupy Monsanto, Monsanto, organic, GMO, genetic engineering, Frankenfood
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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