Locals Join ‘March Against Monsanto’ Protest In Cocoa Beach
By Space Coast Daily // May 24, 2014
ABOVE VIDEO: Local activists gathered at the intersection of 520 and A1a to protest Monsanto, one of the world’s largest producers of GMO.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Local activists gathered at the intersection of 520 and A1A to protest Monsanto, one of the world’s largest producers of GMO.
The international protest known as “March Against Monsanto” aims to educate the public about cancer risks and potentially toxic components of food preservatives.
Protestors waved signs that read: “Stop the Poison,” “No GMO’s” and “Stop Monsanto.” In addition to sign waving, protesters handed out literature from a group known as OrganicConsumers.org., which encourages consumers to avoid purchasing any non-organic food.
According to OrganicConsumers.org’s website, the organization is a grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability.
The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children’s health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. It claims to be he only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation’s estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.