March Against Monsanto – Columbus, OH
Are you excited!! Are you ready to March Against Monsanto and get our food system back!
For decades, Monsanto has been poisoning us and our precious Earth. From Agent Orange in Vietnam, Monsanto has been the brand for harm! It’s time to take our Planet back!!
Research shows that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions, health conditions that include cancerous tumors, infertility and birth defects in animals.
Farmers are reporting that their pigs and cows are becoming sterile after being fed GM corn. Studies show more than half of babies born to mother rats fed GM soy died within 3 weeks. By the 3rd generation, most hamsters fed GM soy were unable to have babies.
Rats that are fed GM potatoes have developed precancerous cell growth in their digestive tracts, development of their brains and livers were inhibited and they had enlarged pancreases and intestines. Rats fed GM tomatoes developed stomach lesions and rats fed Bt toxic corn showed significant changes in their blood cells, livers and kidneys.
How can the Government ignore these conditions? Conditions, that are also on the rise in humans. In 2015 there will be an estimated 1.6 million new cancer cases diagnosed and over 500,000 cancer deaths in the U.S. The CDC estimated in 2013, 1 in every 88 children had autism, and that was 2 years ago. An estimated 5 million children aged 4 to 17 are diagnosed with adhd, not to mention all those not diagnosed.
In the United States the FDA, the very agency responsible for the safety of our food, is lead by former Monsanto executives, this is a very questionable conflict of interest and explains the lack of government led research on long term effects of GMOs. The United States government has passed an act to protect Monsanto from any court ruling the halt of sale of Monsanto’s GM seeds.
It’s time to tell our government that we are NOT science experiments, our children are not science experiments. It time for our Government to do its job and end the damage that’s being done to our environment and our health! We will not stand for cronyism! We will not stand for poison! This is why we March Against Monsanto!!
For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forage its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights to seeds and their genetic makeup. Monsanto’s GMO seeds are harmful to the environment, scientist have indicated GMO seeds have caused colony collapse among the world’s bee population!
A study done from 2007 to 2008 showed between 750,000 to a million honeybee colonies died, in the United States alone. Just in the past decade the National Agriculture Statistics Service reported a drop in numbers of bees from more than 5 million to less than 2.5 million bees!
A new study linking Glyphosphate, Monsanto’s active ingredient in Round-Up herbicide, disrupts learning behaviors in honeybees and severely impairs long-term colony performance.
And since bees don’t die immediately when exposed to Glyphosphate, they bring the chemical back to the hive. Larvae are then exposed to the chemical, which can lead to an overall low foraging rate and ultimately leading to the disappearance of the colony altogether. It is thought, that without bees a 1/3 of the worlds food supply would also disappear!
Glyphosphate is commonly used in conjunction with GMO foods, which have been engineered in a lab to survive and tolerate massive amounts of herbicide. The most common herbicide-tolerant GMO foods grown in the United States is corn and soy.
We need to stand up for our organic and small farmers! Farmers should be sticking to their roots, not wearing hazmat suits!! Ask Monsanto, what did you say? How many people did you poison today? Hey Monsanto! We want you to know, we don’t want your GMOs!!