March Against Monsanto 2018 Global Protests – Be There This Weekend (May 19th) – May 17, 2018

March Against Monsanto 2018 Global Protests – Be There This Weekend

WORLDWIDE– Hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens will hit the streets May 19th, 2018 for the 7th international March Against Monsanto grassroots Campaign.

The global events will take place in hundreds of cities on six continents with the objective to further educate and raise awareness about Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds and the increasingly toxic food supply, as well as its merger with the German pesticide, GMO and pharmaceutical giant Bayer.

One of the focal points of this year’s March will be the Bayer merger, which was recently approved by U.S. antitrust regulators despite widespread concerns from civil organizations, family farmers, and environmental scientists. The merger is expected to create a new company that will control more than a quarter of the world’s seeds and pesticides, consolidating unprecedented power over our food system into the hands of one foreign-based multi-national corporation.

 

A recent poll conducted by two former attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Divison found that over 93% of farmers are concerned about the Monsanto-Bayer merger, and over 82% are “very concerned.” Their top three concerns are increased market dominance to push additional products, excessive control over farmers’ data, and increased pressure to become reliant on chemical based farming practices.

Another focus of this year’s March will be on glyphosate, the controversial active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup that was declared a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2015. After months of legal battles, the state of California recently won the right to force Monsanto to place a cancer warning label on its products, in accordance with the IARC’s previous ruling. Yet this herbicide is still being sprayed in massive amounts and has been detected in air and rain samples, the breast milk of nursing mothers, childhood vaccines, prenatal vitamins, and baby formula, even as over 2,400 cancer related lawsuits have been filed against the St. Louis, Missouri based company.

Glyphosate use has increased 16-fold since the mid-1990s according to U.S. Geological Survey Data.

“Monsanto’s glyphosate has contaminated every facet of our lives. The cancer-causing herbicide has been detected in the air we breathe and many of the organic foods we eat. Our children are directly targeted as is evidenced by the discovery of glyphosate in vaccines, breast milk, and baby formulas. We must rise up and stop this toxic nightmare or we will see generations of overwhelming sickness and premature death like never before,” said Tami Canal, the founder of March Against Monsanto.

In addition to pesticides and the Bayer merger, the March will also focus on Monsanto’s recent $125 million investment in CRISPR, the controversial genetic modification technique that allows scientists to “play God” by editing our favorite food crops quicker and easier in the lab than ever before.

Because of this new technology, several novel foods are being created including a genetically engineered apple that doesn’t turn brown, genetically engineered potatoes, and more. Some worry that CRISPR GMO foods may become the new standard on grocery store shelves.

In keeping with past protocol, these foods won’t be labeled, and haven’t been independently studied for their long-term health effects on humans.

March Against Monsanto rallies will occur May 19th with the first protests happening in New Zealand and Australia to kick off the global events. Extensive protesting will happen across the world and related online coverage can be found on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram by using the hashtags #marchMay19 and #MarchAgainstMonsanto (#MAM).

 

For more information on the 2018 March Against Monsanto or for support to start a march in your area, please email the event coordinator at addmymarch@gmail.com

Visit: March Against Monsanto Official Website

Hashtags:    #savethebees

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Monsanto tried to hide evidence of glyphosate (RoundUp) causing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: COURT DOCUMENTS – June 25, 2017

Image: Monsanto tried to hide evidence of glyphosate (RoundUp) causing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: COURT DOCUMENTS

News Target Court documents released on March 13th show that Monsanto colluded with the EPA to bury scientific evidence linking its glyphosate product (RoundUp) to cancer in humans (specifically, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma). Glyphosate.news has published the full text of the court document “Motion to Compel Deposition of Jess Rowland.” Also published on Glyphosate.news is this heartbreaking letter from…

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Thousands march worldwide against the world’s most hated company, Monsanto – May 26, 2017

Image: Thousands march worldwide against the world’s most hated company, Monsanto

(Natural News) How can you tell if a company is truly evil? If actively covering up the fact that their highly profitable products cause cancer wasn’t your first clue, the knowledge that thousands of people around the world stage protests against them every year should illustrate the extent of their depravity quite nicely. Of course,…

via Thousands march worldwide against the world’s most hated company, Monsanto — NaturalNews.com

Monsanto has managed to saturate the global environment with toxic chemicals and genetically modified seed – April 14, 2017

Glyphosate is the major component in its flagship product, Roundup, used both in residential gardens and on farms.

The chemical is so pervasive that tests by the Organic Consumers Association found 93 percent of Americans have glyphosate in their urine.1

By comparison, no glyphosate was detected in tap water, which means the chemical is being ingested through food products. It is in fact, the most heavily used weed killer in history.

While much media attention has been levied at glyphosate for the association with cancer, in lower doses the chemical is also a strong endocrine disrupter.2 The health costs associated with exposure to hormone disrupters in Europe are estimated to be over $188 billion annually.3

Corporate spokespeople continue to say glyphosate is safe for use around humans, but recent revelations are beginning to completely unravel the well-orchestrated platform Monsanto is using to deceive the public.4

Monsanto has a long history with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other agencies that has assured its rise to a powerful industrial position.

Now, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is the first U.S. agency to declare that Roundup, and specifically the major active ingredient glyphosate, is in fact a probable human carcinogen….

California Takes a Stand Against Roundup

Read more at: Humans Are Free

 

 

Private Emails Reveal Monsanto’s Tactics To Defend Glyphosate Against Cancer Fears – March 18, 2017

Chemical giant Monsanto has faced continued scrutiny, primarily over its flagship product Roundup, whose active ingredient serves as the world’s most used weed killer. Despite public resistance and research revealing the dangers it has on humans and the environment, Monsanto has stood by its product, refuting the studies and instead promoting it as a safe product. Now,…

via Private Emails Reveal Monsanto’s Tactics To Defend Glyphosate Against Cancer Fears — Collective Evolution

More Evidence Linking Monsanto’s Roundup to Cancer – January 11, 2017

By: Jane Mundy, lawyersandsettlements.com | (Los Angeles, CA) In the wake of recent research, more lawsuits are being filed against Monsanto claiming its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. And California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has likely added one more nail to Roundup’s coffin. After the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer…

via More Evidence Linking Monsanto’s Roundup to Cancer — The Sleuth Journal

700,000 Petition the US Government to Stop Monsanto-Bayer Merger — The Anti-Media – Sept. 20, 2016

(COMMONDREAMS) Hundreds of thousands have signed petitions calling on the U.S. Department of Justice and elected officials to block three proposed mega-mergers of chemical and biotech behemoths: Bayer-Monsanto, Dow-Dupont, and ChemChina-Syngenta. “The continuing consolidation of seed and pesticide companies essentially creates a monopoly of toxicity in control of the world’s seed market and food supply. These…

via 700,000 Petition the US Government to Stop Monsanto-Bayer Merger — The Anti-Media