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March Against Monsanto Raised Awareness About GMOs

Indianapolis was one of 436 cities worldwide that held a March Against Monsanto event on Saturday, May 25.

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    The March Against Monsanto mission statement advocates for for further scientific research on the health effects of genetically modified foods.

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    The event had started at 2:00pm with a rally in front of the statehouse. An hour later, protestors marched through the circle and over to the city market.

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    One woman in a banana suit held a hand-made sign featuring a mad scientist pouring purple liquid out of a test tube. The pot in which that liquid fell was labeled "Monsanto Corn.” Her friend stood beside her with a similar sign, showing the Grim Reaper holding a box with the same label.

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    75 participants held signs and marched as part of Indianapolis' March Against Monsanto event.

Protestors all over the world demonstrated against agribusiness giant Monsanto and genetically modified foods last Saturday.

March Against Monsanto founder Tami Canal told USA Today that if 3,000 people had joined the protest, she would have considered that a success. What resulted were protests in 52 countries and 436 cities.

75 protestors participated in the event at the City Market in downtown Indianapolis.

Jennifer Seffrin of Indy Holistic Hub and Seffrin Synergy Life Coaching helped organize the march. She told said if she had a roll of pictures from the day, it would have looked like “a sea of red heading down the street.”

One attendant noted that social movements tend to hit Indiana later than other parts of the country. “Indiana is a trickle-down state,” she said. “This is happening nationwide today. Once it comes to Indiana, it means a change is happening.”

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