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March Against Monsanto 2015 Official Press Release

Media alert: The 2015 March Against Monsanto is set to launch worldwide on May 23.

For immediate release: 

WORLDWIDE – On May 23, 2015, hundreds of thousands of concerned individuals will gather across 38 countries and 428 cities to join in peaceful protest against the Monsanto Company as a part of the March Against Monsanto grassroots campaign. This movement seeks to raise awareness to the dangers surrounding Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds and cancer-linked herbicide Roundup.

The campaign comes as the demand for GMO labeling and non-GMO food alternatives continues its exponential climb, with states like Vermont enacting mandatory GM labeling legislation that will require food corporations to let consumers know if their products contain GM ingredients.

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’s International Agency for Research group, 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.

A scene from the March Against Monsanto in Denver, CO.

A scene from the March Against Monsanto in Denver, CO. For a list of MAM events, which will happen worldwide on May 23, click on this link.

“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.

March Against Monsanto protests will begin May 23rd with extensive physical protests and related online coverage throughout the day on news media platforms as well as www.March-Against-Monsanto.com

For more information on the 2015 March Against Monsanto, and to start a march in your area, visit www.March-Against-Monsanto.com or contact the event coordinator via email at AddMyMarch@gmail.com

An online event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/753961208032987/
A complete list of events can be found here: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/events

Monsanto Chief Makes a Surprising Admission In New Interview

The backlash against genetically modified food, which was introduced without much fanfare and without the general public having much of a say, has reached a fever pitch in this new information age.

Sales of GMO-free and organic products are skyrocketing and more and more farms are being converted to organic as companies scramble to meet consumer demand.

Much of this change has happened as people have discovered how their food is really made; in the case of Americans that process often begins with genetically modified seeds in a laboratory.

Around 20 years ago Monsanto introduced genetically modified food, and how they responded to public concerns was the source of a question asked by the UK’s newspaper The Independent in a recent interview.

The company responded with “hubris” and “naivety” in those days, their CEO Hugh Grant said in the interview.

hugh collage

 

In other words, Monsanto used a “great or foolish amount of pride or confidence (the Webster’s definition of hubris)” when they introduced the seeds to the U.S. market, one whose food consumers essentially had no say in whether they wanted them or not due to a lack of labeling. 

Now it’s 2015 and consumers are still kept in the dark about GMOs, with no mandatory labels for the foods, a right afforded to citizens in over 60 countries.

And despite the growing suspicion of GMOs, the Biotech industry still relies on its own flawed science while ignoring independent studies showing their products cause harm.

Mr. Grant also reiterated another myth: that GMOs are needed to “feed the world,” which was debunked yet again by another new report released a few days ago.

While Grant’s honesty appears to be somewhat refreshing on the surface in admitting the “hubris” that led to the growth these foods that offer no benefits and plenty of risks to the consumer, it’s time we expand the conversation toward discussing the true “hubris” that’s still in play here: Monsanto’s continued insistence of forcing unlabeled GMOs on an unwilling populace.

That would be a true revelation.

Monsanto Chief Makes a Surprising Admission In New Interview

The backlash against genetically modified food, which was introduced without much fanfare and without the general public having much of a say, has reached a fever pitch in this new information age.

Sales of GMO-free and organic products are skyrocketing and more and more farms are being converted to organic as companies scramble to meet consumer demand.

Much of this change has happened as people have discovered how their food is really made; in the case of Americans that process often begins with genetically modified seeds in a laboratory.

Around 20 years ago Monsanto introduced genetically modified food, and how they responded to public concerns was the source of a question asked by the UK’s newspaper The Independent in a recent interview.

The company responded with “hubris” and “naivety” in those days, their CEO Hugh Grant said in the interview.

hugh collage

 

In other words, Monsanto used a “great or foolish amount of pride or confidence (the Webster’s definition of hubris)” when they introduced the seeds to the U.S. market, one whose food consumers essentially had no say in whether they wanted them or not due to a lack of labeling. 

Now it’s 2015 and consumers are still kept in the dark about GMOs, with no mandatory labels for the foods, a right afforded to citizens in over 60 countries.

And despite the growing suspicion of GMOs, the Biotech industry still relies on its own flawed science while ignoring independent studies showing their products cause harm.

Mr. Grant also reiterated another myth: that GMOs are needed to “feed the world,” which was debunked yet again by another new report released a few days ago.

While Grant’s honesty appears to be somewhat refreshing on the surface in admitting the “hubris” that led to the growth these foods that offer no benefits and plenty of risks to the consumer, it’s time we expand the conversation toward discussing the true “hubris” that’s still in play here: Monsanto’s continued insistence of forcing unlabeled GMOs on an unwilling populace.

That would be a true revelation.

Ex-Monsanto Employee Removed from Science Journal that Retracted Study Showing GMOs Cause Tumors

The story of Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini and his study showing that GMO food causes tumors in lab rats was reported far and wide, even in mainstream sources, but the narrative was changed when it was retracted by the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology.

That retraction was mysteriously preceded by the appointment of Richard Goodman, an ex-Monsanto employee who was named to the Editorial Board shortly before it happened, casting doubt on its motives.

Now, months after the republication of the Séralini study in another journal, Food and Toxicology is replacing Goodman with a new Editor-in-Chief, José Domingo, who has published papers questioning the safety of GMO crops. From one of Domingo’s papers: 

Critical changes have this year been made at the journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology, from which the Editor-in-Chief A. Wallace Hayes retracted the important paper by the Séralini team. The Editorial Board of the journal [19] now has a new Editor-in-Chief, José L. Domingo, who has published papers showing that safety of GM crops is not an established fact; and the Editorial Board no longer includes Richard Goodman, the ex-Monsanto employee who became Associate Editor for Biotechnology not long before the Séralini paper was retracted.”

According to this article from Global Research, the pro-Biotech editor A. Wallace Hayes will also be replaced by the journal, which of course begs the question: What would have happened had these two strong pro-GMO influences not been on the board at the time of the Séralini retraction?

seralini study editors

The infamous tumor-riddled lab rats from the Seralini study, which was retracted only after the appointment of a former Monsanto employee to one journal’s editorial board, and later republished in another peer-reviewed journal.

 

Ex-Monsanto Employee Removed from Science Journal that Retracted Study Showing GMOs Cause Tumors

The story of Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini and his study showing that GMO food causes tumors in lab rats was reported far and wide, even in mainstream sources, but the narrative was changed when it was retracted by the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology.

That retraction was mysteriously preceded by the appointment of Richard Goodman, an ex-Monsanto employee who was named to the Editorial Board shortly before it happened, casting doubt on its motives.

Now, months after the republication of the Séralini study in another journal, Food and Toxicology is replacing Goodman with a new Editor-in-Chief, José Domingo, who has published papers questioning the safety of GMO crops. From one of Domingo’s papers: 

Critical changes have this year been made at the journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology, from which the Editor-in-Chief A. Wallace Hayes retracted the important paper by the Séralini team. The Editorial Board of the journal [19] now has a new Editor-in-Chief, José L. Domingo, who has published papers showing that safety of GM crops is not an established fact; and the Editorial Board no longer includes Richard Goodman, the ex-Monsanto employee who became Associate Editor for Biotechnology not long before the Séralini paper was retracted.”

According to this article from Global Research, the pro-Biotech editor A. Wallace Hayes will also be replaced by the journal, which of course begs the question: What would have happened had these two strong pro-GMO influences not been on the board at the time of the Séralini retraction?

seralini study editors

The infamous tumor-riddled lab rats from the Seralini study, which was retracted only after the appointment of a former Monsanto employee to one journal’s editorial board, and later republished in another peer-reviewed journal.