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Saturday, May 24th marks a worldwide focus on activism against GMO’s, with the March Against Monsanto taking place in 350 cities.   Every major city in the United States will be participating in this public expression of activism, along with others on six continents.

The jeopardy that GMO’s place on our food supply is recognized globally.  The state of Vermont is the first state in the Union to require GMO labeling.  It appears that Vermont citizens may still have an uphill battle as a barrage of appeals and lawsuits follow as an aftermath.

Activism as expressed by these annual marches has captured people’s interest now that the food supply is threatened everywhere by both irresponsible science and profiteering.  Add to that the total disregard of everyone’s right to know what they are eating by preventing accurate GMO labeling, and activism is seeing a new renaissance, particularly by concerned mothers.

Following is an infographic published on a nurses’  teaching site:

GMOs: The Walking Dead of the Food Industry
Source: GMOs: The Walking Dead of the Food Industry

According to the above source, Monsanto is planting GMO crops on an area of land that is approximately the size of the state of Alaska.  Based on studies paid for by the GMO manufacturers themselves, the FDA has ruled that GMO crops are not significantly different than other food crops.  However GMO’s are actually a hybrid mix of different DNA’s from plant, animal, bacterial and viral strains.  87% of consumers want to see GMO’s labeled.  No wonder, because 80% of processed food sold in the United States contains genetically engineered foods.

Even though media coverage of Saturday’s March is likely to be sparse, through this global activism  the guardians of public health may somehow get the message that what is going on is simply wrong.