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On May 25, activists around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto.

Why do we march?

  • Research studies have shown that Monsanto’s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.
  • In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that’s a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-lead research on the long-term effects of GMO products.
  • Recently, the U.S. Congress and president collectively passed the nicknamed “Monsanto Protection Act” that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds.
  • For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.
  • Monsanto’s GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse among the world’s bee population.
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What are solutions we advocate?

  • Voting with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto-owned companies that use GMOs in their products.
  • Labeling of GMOs so that consumers can make those informed decisions easier.
  • Repealing relevant provisions of the US’s “Monsanto Protection Act.”
  • Calling for further scientific research on the health effects of GMOs.
  • Holding Monsanto executives and Monsanto-supporting politicians accountable through direct communication, grassroots journalism, social media, etc.
  • Continuing to inform the public about Monsanto’s secrets.
  • Taking to the streets to show the world and Monsanto that we won’t take these injustices quietly.

We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison.
That’s why we March Against Monsanto.

Join us!

Find cities already participating:

Start your own:

The listing below was generated on April 18 and will be updated:

Country State/Province City Facebook Event URL
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Australia Queensland Redcliffe
Australia Queensland Brisbane
Australia South Australia Adelaide
Australia Tasmania Hobart
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Australia Western Australia Perth
Austria Vienna Vienna/Wien
Belgium Belgium Antwerp
Belgium Belgium Brussels
Canada Alberta Calgary
Canada Alberta Edmonton
Canada Alberta Red Deer
Canada British Columbia Abbotsford
Canada British Columbia Dawson Creek
Canada British Columbia Kelowna
Canada British Columbia Prince George
Canada British Columbia Vancouver
Canada British Columbia Victoria
Canada Manitoba Winnipeg
Canada New Brunswick Moncton
Canada Nova Scotia Halifax
Canada Ontario Barrie
Canada Ontario Hamilton
Canada Ontario Kingston
Canada Ontario London
Canada Ontario Niagara Falls/Welland
Canada Ontario Oshawa – May 2
Canada Ontario Ottawa
Canada Ontario Sudbury
Canada Ontario Toronto
Canada Ontario Waterloo
Canada Québec Montréal
Canada Saskatchewan Regina
Channel Islands Jersey Jersey
Chile Santiago de Chile Santiago
Colombia Bogotá Bogotá
Country State/Province City Facebook Event; RSVP
Croatia Zagreb Zagreb
Denmark Kopenhagen Kopenhagen
Ecuador Guayas Guayaquil
Ecuador Loja Vilcabamba
Ecuador Picnincha Quito
England Bristol Bristol
England London London
England Stroud Stroud
Finland Helsinki Helsinki
Finland Oulo Oulo
Finland Turku Turku
France Paris Paris [Eat-In]
France Paris Paris [Manif]
France Marseille Marseille
France Strasbourg Strasbourg
Germany Berlin Berlin
Germany Bayern München (Munich)
Germany Krefeld Krefeld
Greece Athens Athens
Guatemala Guatemala Ciudad Guatemala Ciudad
Holland Amsterdam Amsterdam
Holland Wageningen Wageningen
India New Delhi New Delhi
Ireland Cork Cork
Ireland Dublin Dublin
Israel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv
Italy Rome Rome
México Chihuahua Chihuahua
México Jalisco Guadalajara
México Ciudad de México Ciudad de México
New Zealand Nelson Nelson
New Zealand Plymouth Ngamotu
Nigeria Ogun State Abeokuta
Norway Oslo Oslo
Portugal Lisboa Lisboa
Portugal Porto Porto
Puerto Rico San Juan San Juan
Scotland Glasgow Glasgow
Serbia Belgrade Belgrade
Serbia Belgrade Novi Sad
Slovenia Slovenia Maribor
Slovokia Bratislava Bratislava
South Africa Gauteng Johannesburg
South Africa Western Cape Capetown
South Africa Durban Durban
Spain Madrid Madrid
Spain Catalonia Barcelona
Sweden Stockholm Stockholm
Sweden Falkenberg Falkenberg
Switzerland Bern Bern
Switzerland Zürich Zürich
United States Alabama Gadsden
United States Alabama Mobile
United States Alaska Anchorage
United States Alaska Fairbanks
United States Arizona Bullhead City
United States Arizona Phoenix
United States Arizona Tuscon
United States Arizona Yuma
United States Arkansas Fayetteville
United States Arkansas Little Rock
United States California Antelope Valley
United States California Benicia/Vallejo
United States California Eureka
United States California Laguna Beach
United States California Los Angeles
United States California Monterey
United States California Oxnard
United States California Sacramento
United States California San Diego
United States California San Francisco
United States California Santa Rosa
United States California Sonora
United States California Temecula
United States California Venice
United States Colorado Boulder
United States Colorado Colorado Springs
United States Colorado Denver
United States Colorado Estes Park
United States Colorado Fort Collins
United States Colorado Grand Junction
United States Colorado Pueblo
United States Connecticut Hartford
United States Florida Ft Myers
United States Florida Gainesville
United States Florida Jacksonville
United States Florida Marathon
United States Florida Melbourne
United States Florida Miami
United States Florida Ocala
United States Florida Orlando
United States Florida Ormond Beach
United States Florida Pensacola
United States Florida St. Petersburg
United States Florida Tallahassee
United States Florida Tampa
United States Florida Venice
United States Florida Winter Haven
United States Georgia Athens
United States Georgia Atlanta
United States Georgia Brunswick
United States Georgia Savannah
United States Hawaii Kailua-Kona
United States Hawaii Maui
United States Hawaii Waikiki
United States Idaho Boise
United States Idaho Moscow
United States Illinois Chicago
United States Illinois Moline
United States Illinois Springfield
United States Illinois Rockford
United States Indiana Indianapolis
United States Indiana Noblesville
United States Iowa Des Moines
United States Kansas Wichita
United States Kentucky Lexington
United States Kentucky Louisville
United States Louisiana Baton Rouge
United States Louisiana New Orleans
United States Maine Brownville
United States Maine Portland
United States Maryland Annapolis
United States Massachusetts Boston
United States Massachusetts Chicopee
United States Massachusetts New Bedford
United States Massachusetts Springfield
United States Massachusetts Pittsfield
United States Michigan Ann Arbor
United States Michigan Flint
United States Michigan Grand Rapids
United States Michigan Kalamazoo
United States Michigan Marquette
United States Michigan Mt. Pleasant
United States Michigan Sault Ste. Marie
United States Michigan Sterling Heights
United States Michigan Traverse City
United States Minnesota Twin Cities
United States Mississippi Jackson
United States Missouri Columbia
United States Missouri Jefferson City
United States Missouri Kansas City
United States Missouri Springfield/Branson
United States Missouri St. Louis
United States Montana Bozeman
United States Montana Helena
United States Montana Kalispell
United States Nebraska Omaha
United States Nevada Las Vegas
United States New Hampshire Concord
United States New Hampshire Manchester
United States New Jersey New Brunswick
United States New Mexico Albuquerque
United States New York Albany
United States New York Alfred
United States New York Buffalo
United States New York Hudson Falls
United States New York Ithica
United States New York New Paltz
United States New York New York City
United States New York Rochester
United States New York Waverly
United States North Carolina Asheville
United States North Carolina Charlotte
United States North Carolina Greensboro
United States North Carolina New Bern
United States North Carolina Raleigh
United States North Carolina Wilmington
United States North Carolina Winston Salem
United States North Dakota Williston
United States Ohio Akron
United States Ohio Calcutta
United States Ohio Cincinnati
United States Ohio Cleveland
United States Ohio Columbus
United States Ohio Dayton
United States Ohio Maumee
United States Ohio Salem
United States Oklahoma Oklahoma City
United States Oklahoma Tulsa
United States Oregon Coos Bay
United States Oregon Eugene
United States Oregon Grants Pass
United States Oregon Medford
United States Oregon Portland
United States Oregon Prineville
United States Oregon Redmond
United States Pennsylvania Harrisburg
United States Pennsylvania Lancaster
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia
United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
United States Pennsylvania West Chester
United States Rhode Island Providence
United States South Carolina Charleston
United States South Carolina Columbia
United States South Carolina Greenville
United States South Carolina Myrtle Beach
United States Tennessee Chatanooga
United States Tennessee Knoxville
United States Tennessee McMinnville
United States Tennessee Memphis
United States Tennessee Nashville
United States Texas Austin
United States Texas Belton
United States Texas Corpus Christi
United States Texas Dallas
United States Texas El Paso
United States Texas Fort Worth
United States Texas Houston
United States Texas Pasadena
United States Texas San Antonio
United States Utah Cedar City
United States Utah Salt Lake City
United States Utah St. George
United States Vermont Montpelier
United States Virginia New River
United States Virginia Richmond
United States Virginia Virginia Beach
United States Washington Aberdeen
United States Washington Bremerton
United States Washington Colville
United States Washington Longview
United States Washington Olympia
United States Washington Seattle
United States Washington South Bend
United States Washington Spokane
United States Washington Spokane
United States West Virginia Charleston
United States Wisconsin Appleton
United States Wisconsin Eau Claire
United States Wisconsin Fond Du Lac
United States Wisconsin Green Bay
United States Wisconsin Madison
United States Wisconsin Milwaukee
United States Wisconsin St. Croix Falls
United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.
West Africa Senegal Dakar

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Organize Your March

So you want to March Against Monsanto? First, check and see if there’s already being one planned for your city, and if so, if there’s someone leading the organizing on it yet:

If not, please read these guidelines for a general idea of what goes into planning a demonstration.

If you feel you can take it on, send a message to the page letting us know which city you’re in and that you’ve read this guide. We’ll then create an event for you and add you as a host.

Step 1: Decide whether to do a march or a single rally. If you can get at least 20 people, a march has the potential to reach a lot more people than a rally.

Step 2: Pick a good location. For a rally, a state capitol building or city hall is a good spot. If there are any GMO-related headquarters or corporations in your city, that’s another good spot.

If you’re doing a march, pick two well-known locations to start and end your march. You can do mini-rallies at each location. Keep in mind walking distance; around a mile is a good distance.

Step 3: Research which permits may be necessary to make your event legal. You can research this on the Internet by looking on city government websites or calling their offices. Requirements are usually different depending on whether you’re doing a march or a rally and where it will be held.

Step 4: Reach out to potential speakers if you plan to have a rally or mini-rallies along with a march; this is a great way to increase the turnout and get media coverage. Try reaching out to organizations in your city that oppose GMOs and/or Monsanto like farmers and organizations that promote organic foods. If there are politicians in your city/state who advocate GMO labeling, that’s another good idea as well.

Note: If you’re having speakers, you may need to get additional permits for a PA system and/or a bullhorn.

Step 5: Once you have all of the details worked out for your rally, it’s time to promote it! This is done by use of flyers, including large ones to post to telephone poles and small ones to handout.

Also send a press release to your local media alerting them to the event.

If you’re doing a march, be sure to create a banner to carry so people know why you’re marching. Also, make signs and have attendees bring their own as well.

*We will provide some guidance for you, but ultimately the success of your march will be in your hands, as this is a grassroots-led movement. Thank you!*

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Source: March Against Monsanto + March Against Monsanto (Notes) + +Youtube

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