Bulgarians Join Global March Against Monsanto

Society | May 25, 2013, Saturday // 19:21| Views: | Comments: 6
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Bulgaria: Bulgarians Join Global March Against Monsanto Participants in Saturday's anti-GMO rally in Bulgarian capital Sofia. Photo by OffNews.bg

Rallies against genetically modified organisms were held Saturday in Bulgarian capital Sofia and in the city of Veliko Tarnovo, as part of a global day of protests.

The worldwide rallies are carried out under the Global March Against Monsanto banner, targeting US giant Monsanto, which has a huge share of the global GMO market.

Scores of ralliers gathered in the two cities, requesting stronger protection against what they see as a highly environmentally hazardous commercial practice.

GMOs are banned with a law from being grown in Bulgaria, but activists wanted further regulation such as explicit labelling of GMO-containing foods and a strict monitoring of compliance with the ban.

Ralliers carried signs such as "GMO = Cancer", "Pure Food, Healthy Kids", and "Obama, Stop GMO!"

Some 2 M people in over 55 countries around the world are estimated to have participated in the so-called Global March Against Monsanto Saturday.

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Bucharest12 - 27 May 2013 // 12:24:10

This is a pretty debatable topic. I agree with Mat that this planet cannot feed 7-8 bilion people with organic/bio/eco products. Even if we could would mean tearing down lots of the few remaining forests. On the other hand, we the full belly, full pockets europeans or americans can and should impose bans on our soil in terms of production, consumption or at least fair labeling (including even meat that was produced with GMOs help), and try throwing away less food (I dont, but the amount of thrown food in "civilized" societies would probably feed a poor continent). Also I totaly disagre with the intelectual property claims from Montsanto to make it clear I think seeds distribution should be like buying a DVD not like renting one.

Mephisto - 27 May 2013 // 12:09:11

Just one example (out of hundreds of similar cases) around the world:


So far for the "benefits for millions of poor farmers"...

Mephisto - 27 May 2013 // 11:58:57


it is you who is clueless. But I hope at least your sponsor sends you a nice amount of $$ for repeating their advertisement slogans for the intellectually poor.

sa-sha - 27 May 2013 // 11:27:23

Mat, Monsanto's product makes a death. Go to bed hungry at night
is very bad, yes, still it's better than go to grave with Monsanto' help.
Btw, Monsanto is ready to "help" everybody, even its compatriots-Americans, as the recently signed into law by Obama Bill US HR 933
with the deadly Sec.735 shows.

Mephisto - 27 May 2013 // 10:02:59


"Monsanto's product makes a real difference."

Yeah, right. The real difference that instead of producing your own seeds you have to buy your seeds every year from Monsanto and become 100% dependend from a US company (and are therefore a marionette of US policy for all future).
Not to mention the dangers for health and the natural environment that are already proven by scientists. One has to be either brainwashed, naive, or on the payroll of Monsanto and/or some US agency to write such a bullshit like you do here.

Mat - 25 May 2013 // 20:17:53

Clueless. Hippys protesting on full bellies won't feed the billions who go to bed hungry at night. Monsanto's product makes a real difference.

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