On May 24th, protestors will rally at End of Steel Park at noon to march against Monsanto. After a collection of speakers and a choir of Raging Grannies, the group will march down Whyte Ave and back to the park where information tables will be set up.
“Monsanto owns over one thousand patents to genetically modified seeds,” said Terry Noel, local organizer. “Farmers are being sued by Monsanto because of genetic drift contaminating non-GMO crops.”
This event is part of a global action in which millions of activists from around the world will March Against Monsanto, and call into question the long-term effects of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Marches are occurring on six continents, in 52 countries, with events in over 400 cities.
Edmonton’s March Against Monsanto is being organized by Occupy Edmonton, a social justice group dedicated to strengthening Edmonton communities through direct action and participatory frameworks. More information can be found on their Facebook page at http://facebook.com/OccupyEdmonton or at http://occupyedmonton.org/