WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Rallies are planned to protest Monsanto, a biotechnology plant that is accused of creating genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, with potentially harmful or deadly side effects.
The official "March Against Monsanto" website says activists in more than 250 cities in 36 countries are planning to gather, that that rallies or marches will happen simultaneously at 11 a.m. Pacific time in 47 states.
One event is scheduled for West Palm Beach. A press release claims more than 400 Palm Beach residents will attend, as the group marches to City Hall from the fountain on Clematis, before walking to CityPlace.
The March Against Monstanto group suggests the company's genetically-modified foods can lead to health problems, and calls into question the government's role in protecting consumers. Link: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/
The Monsanto website responds to the suggestion that food from genetically modified crops are unsafe. "Opponents of GM crops often describe them as "untested" and "unsafe." This is simply untrue," it states. "Hundreds of millions of meals containing food from GM crops have been consumed. There has not been a single substantiated instance of illness or harm associated with GM crops." Link: http://www.monsanto.com