March Against Monsanto – spanning 6 continents, 38 countries and 428 cities. On May 23, millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. A comprehensive list of marches.
This weekend on May 23, 2015, hundreds of thousands of concerned individuals will March Against Monsanto spanning 6 continents, 38 countries and 428 cities to protest against Genetically Modified Organisms and the Monsanto Corporation. This movement seeks to raise awareness to the dangers surrounding Monsanto’s genetically modified crops, cancer-linked herbicide Roundup and will call for an end to the days of unknowingly buying genetically modified food.
The annual campaign comes as the demand for GMO labeling and non-GMO food alternatives continue on a exponential climb. While GMO labeling legislation battles are being fought across the globe, concerned people spearheading the projects are facing-off against multi-national corporate influence, the time to stand in solidarity and scream Hell No GMO’s is now.
In polls conducted by the New York Times, Washington Post, Consumer Reports, and many others, over 90% of respondents were in support of national GMO labeling – an initiative that has been defeated time and time again at the state level thanks to heavy spending by Monsanto-backed lobbying groups.
Highlighting the concern over Monsanto’s creations is the latest report from the World Health Organization, which listed Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup as a ‘probable carcinogen’. This finding has drawn many researchers and health experts to stand behind the goals of March Against Monsanto.
“There’s no question that March Against Monsanto is the most powerful grassroots initiative we have in the fight to reclaim our food supply from the GMO seed juggernaut known as the Monsanto Company,” said Anthony Gucciardi, March Against Monsanto speaker and founder of the natural health website NaturalSociety.com.
“With the new admission by the World Health Organization that Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup is causing cancer worldwide, now is the most important time to join the movement and take a stand.”
Despite claims by the multinational biotech giant that genetically modified crops would actually lead to a decrease in Roundup use, U.S. Geological Survey data reveals the use of Roundup’s key component glyphosate has increased 16-fold since the mid-1990s when GMO crops were first introduced.
As we do every year we will be covering the March Against Monsanto 2015 events. You can tag us @NewsRevo in a tweet, post your image to our Facebook page or send us your video in an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to help us broadcast the days events to the world.
Follow events with the Twitter hashtag #MAM2015 and see below for a list of events.
The listing below was updated on May 18, 2015 with Marches that have Facebook Event links.