Bulgarians Join Global March Against Monsanto

Society | May 25, 2013, Saturday // 19:21
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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