This is a Call to Action for a Non-Hierarchical Occupation of Monsanto Everywhere
Whether you like it or not, chances are Monsanto contaminated the food you ate today with chemicals and unlabeled GMOs. Monsanto controls much of the world's food supply at the expense of food democracy worldwide. This site is dedicated to empowering citizens of the world to take action against Monsanto & it's enablers like the FDA, USDA, EPA, GMA, BIO, and the processed food companies that use Monsanto's products.
The Occupy Monsanto RTP protest in North Carolina was small in comparison to many this week, but many powerful outcomes have occurred. One woman drove three hours to attend over her concern for what toxins could be in the baked goods she sells to her customers, and others to demand that foods containing GMO’s must be labeled, but it was the children that attended who made the greatest statement of the day. The childrens protest signs simply said “I am not a lab rat, NO GMO’s” but that’s exactly what Monsanto and their affiliates have done to them and the entire population of the world.
When I first arrived, I sat in the grass on the easement across from their front door…to give them time to notice me. 😉 I promptly saw people peering out of windows, and a gentleman who appeared to be security stood on a 2nd floor balcony and looked at me (I smiled and waved, but he didn’t wave back). Then I gathered my things together as the rain began to fall and starting walking the perimeter of the building, sign on my shoulder. A gentleman walking with two older ladies passed by and asked what I was doing. I briefly explained my stance, and he said “sure, they should at least let us know what we’re eating! Stand strong, girl!” and they continued to walk. A couple of passersby asked what I was about, and some studiously avoided eye contact (lol). A very pleasant young lady who worked in an adjacent building approached me, because she couldn’t read my sign from her window. She and I had a very enjoyable and educational discussion. She is apparently a researcher of some variety, so we discussed the various sides of the debates in regards to things like the vitamin A enriched “super rice” and environmental manipulation. Ultimately, on some things we agreed, and others we differed, but we agreed that everyone would benefit if agribusiness, lobbyists and concerned citizens could figure out how to come to the table and agree to transparency and honest communication.