March Against Monsanto Draws 500 Local Demonstrators
By Dottie Paris // May 25, 2013
protest spans six continents, 250 cities
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – At International March Against Monsanto Day at least 500 Space Coast residents – young and old – took to the streets to rally at the Melbourne City Hall.
Monsanto is taking heat from environmental groups and consumer-based organic rights organizations for its practices involving creation and distribution of genetically modified organisms – foods whose DNA structure has been changed in the lab.
The St. Louis-based giant claims its gmo foods fend off insects and increase farmers’ yields – those opposed say there is strong scientific research to prove there are health risks that go with consumption of gmo foods.
The Melbourne protest was one of many around the world taking place today.