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Posted: September 17th, 2012 | Filed under: Press | Tags: CA, California, Davis, Demonstration, gmo, Monsanto, Occupy Woodland, Protest, Sacramento, Sacramento Bee, Shutdown, Steven Payan |
By Bill Lindelof
Published: Monday, Sep. 17, 2012 – 7:28 am
Last Modified: Monday, Sep. 17, 2012 – 6:48 pm
About 50 protesters, on the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the “Occupy” movement, were in front of a Monsanto plant in Davis this morning, saying they want to shut down the local office of the multinational biotechnology company.
In March, protesters staged a similar protest. At that time, the Missouri-based company decided not to open its Davis office and did not make anyone available for comment.
Davis police were monitoring the situation about 7 a.m. today as protesters sat, stood and paced outside Monsanto. Demonstrators had one driveway to the Monsanto complex partially blocked with yellow caution tape.
Protesters carried signs that said “Occupy will bring Monsanto to its knees” and “Genetic Contamination is forever.” Some of the protesters wore costumes resembling hazardous material protective gear.
Steven Payan, representing Occupy Woodland, in a news release accused the company of “mass pollution to environment.”
Protesters said the effort is in conjunction with other “shut down” Monsanto demonstrations worldwide.
Source: The Sacramento Bee
Posted: September 12th, 2012 | Filed under: Press | Tags: CA, California, Demonstration, Direct Action, LA Times, Los Angeles Times, Monsanto, Oxnard, Proposition 37, Protest, Seminis, Shutdown, Shutdown Monsanto, Subsidiary |
Nine protesters were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of trespassing after blocking access to a Monsanto seed distribution center in Oxnard, group organizers said.
Those arrested were part of a decentralized network of food activists and Occupy protesters, said Adam Eidenger, a spokesman for the Occupy Monsanto group.
Their aim is to protest Monsanto’s sales of genetically modified seeds, he said. They also sought to bring attention to Proposition 37, a ballot initiative set to come before California voters this fall.
The initiative, if passed, would require foods containing genetically modified materials to be labeled as such. Eidenger said the Occupy Monsanto group, however, is not affiliated with “Yes on 37,” the group urging voters to pass the measure.
About a dozen protesters arrived at Seminis Vegetable Seeds in Oxnard, a Monsanto subsidiary, Wednesday morning and blocked access to the facility, organizers said.
Eidenger said Wednesday’s protest kicks off several dozen planned events around the world to call attention to genetically modified foods.
A request for comment from Monsanto was not immediately returned Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Los Angeles Times
Posted: August 16th, 2012 | Filed under: Events | Tags: Anti-Monsanto Project, CA, California, Davis, Demonstration, Flier, Flyer, Graphic, Occupy, Protest, Shutdown |
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