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Issues of the Environment: March Against Monsanto

Oct 11, 2013

This Saturday, Ann Arbor will again be host to a "March Against Monsanto."  The local march is part of a global effort to bring awareness to the potential environmental and health problems genetically modified organisms create, and to some of the suspect practices of the company.


When protesters take to the Ann Arbor Streets on Saturday, they will be among millions around the world doing the same thing. The March against Monsanto will touch six continents, 52-countries and events in more than 400-cities. It's clear there are a great number of people unhappy with Monsanto and the proliferation of GMO's.

Our guest this week is the Michigan organizer for the National Organization "Food and Water Watch." Tia Lebherz helped put together the first March against Monsanto event in Detroit earlier this year. The March and rally both starts and ends in Liberty Plaza. The March against Monsanto begins at 1pm this Saturday. Food and water watch is a non-profit organization that says it advocates for common sense policies that will result in healthy, safe food and access to safe and affordable drinking water. 

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