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March Against Monsanto in San Francisco

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Thought I would reblog this post. Amazing to see the turnout around the world. People power.

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One never knows what the day will bring when going in to San Francisco. We were in to meet friends for lunch yesterday. A stroll up Market Street afterwards, made us quickly aware that something was brewing.

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At this point we began to hear the crowd of protesters marching up the street, and it was then we found out about the march against Monsanto, the largest manufacturer of genetically modified organisms (GMO). The DNA of a GMO is mixed with that of other plants, animals, bacteria or viruses. These combinations do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding. The companies that make GMO foods claim they achieve longer lasting products or crops resistant to pests; however, the GMOs are linked to cancer and other illnesses.

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Monsanto receives government subsidies, and is reported to not test its products long term.  80% of conventional processed foods contain GMOs. Over 60 countries ban…

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