People unite against corporations- a small step for activists, a big step for mankind

Yesterday, 25.05.2013 an international march against Monsanto corporation took place.

Traditional media was silent and even reporting superficial weekend news, news that just fill in the space, the type of “ monkey plays the banjo” news. However, social media was full with Monsanto news, people were sharing pictures, video and information about the march and Monsanto. From Twitter we found out that in over 400 cities around the world people were marching peacefully in the streets. You could say that good things are under way, people start to be aware of what is happening around them and they start to take action.

Now if you don’t know much about Monsanto, you can Google it, however there is a lot of information out there that might confuse you.

On one hand Monsanto claims that they revolutionise agriculture by inventing all types of hybrid seeds that will bring you faster and richer crops, they will give you special chemicals to kill the bad seeds that affect your cultures.

On the other hand, if you look into their history you find out that they have been involved in:

– quite a few lawsuits, involving especially independent farmers, for claiming for seed patent violations,

-they’ve been involved in lawsuits regarding polluting the environment and affecting people’s health (Alabama, 2003, Wales, UK, 2011),

-with bribing government officials in relation to genetically modified cotton ( Indonesia 2005).

Monsanto was also involved in several lawsuits in Argentina, Brazil, China, Haiti and India ( where crop failure brought farmers suicides) and has been reported to have several connections to officials in governments.

If the international marching will bring changes internationally is unknown, however one good thing will bring and that is awareness.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

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    May 30, 2013 @ 05:38:09

    It’s actually very complicated in this busy life to listen news on TV, thus I simply use world wide web for that reason, and obtain the hottest information.

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    Jun 03, 2013 @ 18:32:39

    Greetings! Very useful advice within this article! It is the little changes which will
    make the biggest changes. Many thanks for sharing!

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    • Happy Telegram
      Jun 04, 2013 @ 11:18:00

      Thank you! People believe their small actions will not matter and they don’t have much power compared to the big organizations.However even the smallest pebble in the water will produce ripples. Everyone matters!

      Reply

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