Nearly Two million people protest against Monsanto around the world

Nearly Two million people protest against Monsanto around the world

As many as two million people on Saturday participated in global protests against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food that it produces, organizers claimed.

Peaceful rallies took place across the United States, and more than fifty countries of the world. In Portland, police confirmed that thousands of people rallied and marched in peaceful manner.

Tami Canal, an organizer of the protests, said that protests marched against Monsanto to call common people’s attention to the potential dangers from genetically modified food.

Genetically modified foods are grown from seeds that are specifically engineered to defy insects, and enhance nutritional benefits. While scientist and many politicians say that genetically modified seeds are necessary to meet the soaring demand for food, many argue that such seeds pose serious health risks as well as harm the environment.

Meanwhile, Vermont and Connecticut state legislatures have voted in favor of a bill seeking to make food companies state genetically modified components on their packages.