Quantcast
Environmental News for a Healthier Planet and Life

March Against Monsanto This Saturday

GMO
March Against Monsanto This Saturday

Food & Water Watch

This Saturday, May 25, tens of thousands of activists across six continents, 41 countries and more than 330 cities are expected to March Against Monsanto. Instigated and driven completely by grassroots activists, this global day of action hopes to demonstrate that, when many people ban together for justice and transparency, they can fight back against the powerful few. The following InfoWars news alert about Monsanto’s CEO feeling threatened by grassroots efforts, particularly social media.

Food & Water Watch supports the solutions that March Against Monsanto advocates for—the need for mandatory GE food labeling, further scientific research on the health and environmental impacts of GE food and repealing the Monsanto Rider that slipped into the recent budget bill, also known as the Monsanto Protection Act.

We are calling for more transparency about the undue influence that Monsanto and other biotechnology seed corporations hold over our government and recently released a stunning report about how the U.S. State Department works to promote Monsanto and the biotech seed industry on the taxpayer’s dime.

Food & Water Watch is proud to be supporting March Against Monsanto activities in various cities across the country—New York City, NY; New Brunswick, NJ; Miami, FL; Portland, ME; Mystic, CT; Philadelphia, PA; Detroit, MI; Chicago and Springfield, IL; Des Moines and the Quad Cities, IA; Cincinnati, OH; Denver, CO; Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM; Portland, OR; and Seattle and Ramond, WA.

Visit EcoWatch’s GE FOODS page for more related news on this topic.

Marsh Creek in north-central California is the site of restoration project that will increase residents' access to their river. Amy Merrill

By Katy Neusteter

The Biden-Harris transition team identified COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equity and climate change as its top priorities. Rivers are the through-line linking all of them. The fact is, healthy rivers can no longer be separated into the "nice-to-have" column of environmental progress. Rivers and streams provide more than 60 percent of our drinking water — and a clear path toward public health, a strong economy, a more just society and greater resilience to the impacts of the climate crisis.

Read More Show Less

EcoWatch Daily Newsletter

A Brood X cicada in 2004. Pmjacoby / CC BY-SA 3.0

Fifteen states are in for an unusually noisy spring.

Read More Show Less

Trending

A creative depiction of bigfoot in a forest. Nisian Hughes / Stone / Getty Images

Deep in the woods, a hairy, ape-like man is said to be living a quiet and secluded life. While some deny the creature's existence, others spend their lives trying to prove it.

Read More Show Less
President of the European Investment Bank Werner Hoyer holds a press conference in Brussels, Belgium on Jan. 30, 2020. Dursun Aydemir / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

By Jon Queally

Noted author and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben was among the first to celebrate word that the president of the European Investment Bank on Wednesday openly declared, "To put it mildly, gas is over" — an admission that squares with what climate experts and economists have been saying for years if not decades.

Read More Show Less

A dwarf giraffe is seen in Uganda, Africa. Dr. Michael Brown, GCF

Nine feet tall is gigantic by human standards, but when researcher and conservationist Michael Brown spotted a giraffe in Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park that measured nine feet, four inches, he was shocked.

Read More Show Less