Protesters “March Against Monsanto”
Posted at: 05/25/2013 7:23 PM
Protests against seed giant Monsanto were held in more than 250 cities across the country Saturday, including right here in Rochester.
"March Against Monsanto" organizers say they're calling attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the companies that produce it.
Genetically modified plants are grown from seeds engineered to resist insecticides and herbicides, add nutritional benefits and improve crop yields.
But protestors say they can lead to health problems and harm the environment.
Monsanto says its seeds help farmers produce more food while conserving water and energy.