“March Against Monsanto” protesters say they want to call attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the food giants that produce it. Marches are planned for more than 250 cities around the globe, according to organizers.
Are GMO foods harmful to your body? It’s really too soon to tell.
We’ll break down the good and bad that we do know, and you can judge for yourself.
The GOOD: some GMO varieties so outperform traditional seeds that they can feed many more people per acre, which is especially important in developing countries without an adequate agricultural base.
The BAD: once you start into GMO seed, you have to get them from the supplier. For example, Monsanto. You can’t save your own seed and replant again. Well you could, but there is in the case of Monsanto a very diligent enforcement of their rights to the seed. So you lose your ability to plant the exact varieties you want, and to hybridize your own varieties based off your greatest successes, and you give up a lot of your freedom to choose.
Plus side: more revenue for you. Down side: less freedom for you. Unknown down side: what will happen to our food supply.
- Protesters march against GMO giant Monsanto in 250 cities (cbc.ca)
- Protesters to march vs Monsanto in 250 cities (bostonherald.com)
- ‘March Against Monsanto’ protesters rally against genetically modified food (globalnews.ca)
- Protesters ‘March Against Monsanto,’ GMOs in rallies around the world (ctvnews.ca)
- Many march vs Monsanto in 250 cities (abc15.com)