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Mexico: Hundreds rile against Monsato at 'Carnival of Corn' in Mexico City00:40

Mexico: Hundreds rile against Monsato at 'Carnival of Corn' in Mexico City

Mexico, Mexico City
May 24, 2015 at 00:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of protesters gathered at Mexico City's independence monument 'Angel de la Independencia' to protest genetically modified food and multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporations such as Monsanto, Saturday.

The demonstrators rallied through the city and ended their march at the 'Monumento a la Revolucion' to celebrate the 'Carnival of Corn' dedicated to Mexico's rich deposit of native corn that is threatened by Monsato's plans to introduce a genetically modified version of the crop.

The protest was taking place against the background of 2015's global 'March against Monsanto', held in 450 cities around the world including Mexico City, Stockholm, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Buenos Aires to name a few. The activists were highlighting the monopoly the GMO giant has in controlling food supply, especially regarding threats posed by the corporation's genetically modified seeds and chemical herbicides.

Mexico: Hundreds rile against Monsato at 'Carnival of Corn' in Mexico City00:40
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Hundreds of protesters gathered at Mexico City's independence monument 'Angel de la Independencia' to protest genetically modified food and multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporations such as Monsanto, Saturday.

The demonstrators rallied through the city and ended their march at the 'Monumento a la Revolucion' to celebrate the 'Carnival of Corn' dedicated to Mexico's rich deposit of native corn that is threatened by Monsato's plans to introduce a genetically modified version of the crop.

The protest was taking place against the background of 2015's global 'March against Monsanto', held in 450 cities around the world including Mexico City, Stockholm, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Buenos Aires to name a few. The activists were highlighting the monopoly the GMO giant has in controlling food supply, especially regarding threats posed by the corporation's genetically modified seeds and chemical herbicides.

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