KANSAS CITY, Mo. – They came with drums and megaphones ensuring their voices would be heard. They’re spreading their belief that major seed company, Monsanto has too much power.
“People have a right to know what they’re eating, most people do think that they have that right, but those rights will never be upheld as long as corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money to influence the outcomes of elections,” said Anne McGregor, a volunteer for Move to Amend.
And their belief that Monsanto’s seed technology is endangering lives.
“They have no right to mess with our food, you don’t turn food into a lab experiment,” said Christine Parr, a protestor.
The mission statement of march against Monsanto states that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to health problems like cancer and infertility.
Monsanto is based in St. Louis, and according to a statement employs 21,000 people. In a statement, Monsanto maintains they are proud of their efforts to improve farm productivity and food quality.
If you are curious about where your food or products come from- there is an app called Buycott, it allows you to know where the products you buy come from and the causes the company may promote.
Monsanto has a blog that outlines all the work they do for the community- including a partnership to end hunger in rural areas, click here to find out more.
To find out more about the March Against Monsanto, click here.