The second planned march against agricultural giant Monsanto takes place around the world this weekend. The protesters are rallying against the company’s use of genetically modified organisms and trying to raise awareness about its corporate practices.
Saturday, October 12
13:45 GMT: Further marches are scheduled for Chicago at noon. Over 700 people will be attending, according to the event’s Facebook page.
13:30 GMT: Crowds are gathering in both Strasbourg and Brussels to join the worldwide protests.
12:40 GMT: RT’s Peter Oliver was live in Berlin for the March against Monsanto event, speaking to nutritionist Heidi Osterman and Vice President of the True Food Foundation, Dietrich Wittel.
They express a fear that with the coming trade agreement between Europe and North America, Monsanto will never leave Europe. Instead, the laws and rules that apply in America will be protecting Monsanto in European countries as well.