INCIDENT REPORT: Photos from Monsanto’s facility in Mason, MichiganPosted: September 17th, 2012 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Photos | Tags: Activism, Decontamination Event, Demonstration, Genetics Crimes Unit, gmo, GMO Labeling, Mason, MI, Michigan, Occupy Monsanto, Protest |
We arrived around 10 a.m. In the end, we were 13 in total. The cops came by a few times and just asked us to stay behind the white road line and not impede traffic. We got a number of positive thumbs up and enthusiastic beeps from people driving by, along with a few middle fingers! Even the employees leaving the facility for lunch gave us thumbs up!
There was an older woman visiting from CA who was very passionate and who is heavily involved in the passing of Prop 37 there. She knew her stuff and was great to talk with. There was also a woman my age who was an organic farmer in Fowlersville. He dad is 82 years old and is a “monsanto farmer!” She is dubbed as the black sheep of the family. I learned a lot from her!
Lastly, there was Bob, who had been involved in protests since Wallace in 1948. He didn’t know what GMOs were, but hopped on board and was a lovely addition to out little group 🙂