Slideshow: March Against Monsanto – Portland, ME

Protesters took to the streets Saturday in a global March Against Monsanto. Organizers say tens of thousands of people marched in cities from Chile to Nepal, from South Africa to western Canada. At rallies in the United States, activists called for GMO labeling laws and expressed concern about the Monsanto-produced pesticide that many of those crops have been modified to withstand – glyphosate, also known as Round-up.

In March, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer group released the results study that classifies glyphosate as an agent that “probably” causes cancer. Statewide efforts to require labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) have gained traction, but a bill before the US Congress would ban states from taking such action. Maine is one of the states that have moved towards GMO labeling, though not far enough for attendees at the March Against Monsanto in Portland. FSRN’s Ekatarina Davilova went to the march and files this photo essay.

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