Slideshow: Mexico City demonstrators protest Monsanto by celebrating native corn
Rallies took place in dozens of cities over the weekend as part of a day of action dubbed the “March Against Monsanto.” In Mexico City, the protest against the agribusiness giant took the form of a corn-themed celebration.
Mexico is where corn was first domesticated thousands of years ago and is the cornerstone of the country’s cuisine. In recent years, small farmers, scientists and consumers groups have banded together to oppose the cultivation of genetically-modified corn in Mexican territory.
Reporter Andalusia Knoll shares these photos from Saturday’s “Carnaval of Corn” in Mexico City.