Friday, 24 May 2013

Marching Against Monsanto

 Marching Against Monsanto

Torbay Fightback, will be marching on Saturday 25th May to show their opposition to the multinational Monsanto corporation. The march is part of an international day of action against the biotechnology giant, with an estimated 200,000 people marching worldwide.

With scientists indicating their GMO seeds have caused colony collapse among the world’s bee population, Torbay Fightback is concerned at the damage Monsanto will wreak upon the fragile eco-system in its quest for increased profits.  There are also health concerns, with research showing that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer, infertility and birth defects.

Monsanto has connections with the US military, and was involved in the development of Agent Orange during the Vietnam war.

Torbay Fightback is hoping this action will highlight the damage Monsanto is inflicting upon the world. We call on stores throughout South Devon to stop stocking Monsanto products such as Roundup.  We ask for local councillors, the Mayor of Torbay and Chambers of Commerce to support condemnation of this company, and help drive their products from the shelves of stores in this area.  Our message is simple. Let’s make South Devon a greener place but ridding DIY stores and garden centres of Monsanto products.

The march takes place at 12noon, from Speakers Corner (near Big Wheel) Torquay Seafront, finishing for a meeting at the Torquay Arts House in Market Street.