Food and Agriculture
8:54 am
Sun October 13, 2013

March Against Monsanto Rally In Eugene

About three hundred people attended a rally in downtown Eugene Saturday as part of a worldwide "March Against Monsanto" protest.

Protesters at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza
Protesters at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza
Credit Photo by Desmond O'Boyle

Concern has steadily grown over the use of Genetically Modified Organisms being used in farming practices. The agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto is the main proponent of such practices. The Oregon Senate has approved a bill limiting the ability for counties to ban the use of GMO's. Organizer and spokeswoman Sabrina Siegel says politicians need to stop taking money from big businesses.

Siegel: "That is what our government was meant to be: a government for the people, not for the corporations."

Participants marched through downtown Eugene ending at the First Christian Church. There, speakers from support groups continued the discussion to ban GMO's.
 

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