Monday, 27 May 2013

World March Against Monsanto Day 5.25.13

A Photo Blog- Posted  by: ViewFinder 5.27.13

March 25,2013 at 12:00 several hundred Salt Lake citizens gathered together in solidarity against Monsanto and the law just passed and signed by President Obama- H.R. 933: Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013

Apparently Monsanto has a very LONG... DARK past, one that includes the chemical manufacturing of PCBs (Polychlorinated bipheryls)- which led to a $600,000,000 payout to residents of Anniston, Alabama.  During the early 1960's Monsanto was one of the producers of the toxic herbicide Agent Orange widely known for the death and disability brought to the people of Vietnam and the U.S. Soldiers who were also affected.

After a little research I believe that Monsanto does not own Academi (Formerly Blackwater, also formerly XE).  However from 2008 to 2010 Monsanto has reportedly admitted in email that their relationship existed.  Reportedly it was one in which Blackwater would infiltrate anti-Monsanto activist groups.

Salt Lake Food Not Lawns handed out Heirloom Tomato seedlings at the action!  I was lucky enough to take one home (and so was one of my daughters!)  Am very anxious to see the fruit this beautiful little plant may yield.  - ***CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE SALT LAKE FOOD NOT LAWNS FACE BOOK PAGE TO KEEP POSTED ON UPCOMING EVENTS. ***

Thumbs down for GMOs and Monstanto!

"Monsanto's Children of the GMO Corn"

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OREGON) plans to introduce an amendment in Washington that would repeal section 735 (dubbed the Monsanto Protection Act), which allows Monsanto to continue selling it's genetically modified goods even if/when legal action is taken against them because of the lab made goods.

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