Costa Rican Activists to Participate in Global March Against Genetically Modified Seeds
The activists from countries including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the U.S. and Chile, among others, will march to protest the Monsanto company interference in the production of gene-modified seeds.
A Costa Rica a meeting on Monday, May 13 at 5:00 pm at the La Troja: Barrio Luján will define actions.
“More of 300 simultaneous marches around the globe and Costa Rica are not going to join? This is the country that consumes the most pesticides in the world. And we have a responsibility to protect our seeds, and our biodiversity.
Enough, this silent war against humanity and nature comes victims every day, annihilated species, bees are dying, millions of people die of cancer. How much more is there to take?” [See more on their Facebook page] http://www.facebook.com/events/172882789538703/173518286141820
Monsanto Company is a publicly traded American multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. Monsanto was among the first companies to genetically modify a plant cell, and was among the first to conduct field trials of genetically modified crops, which it started in 1987.
Since then, Monsanto has had its share of controversy; it is currently embroiled in the U.S. Supreme Court case that could have far reaching implication regarding genetically modified seed patents.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
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