Hundreds gather downtown for 'March Against Monsanto' - WKRN News 2

Hundreds gather downtown for 'March Against Monsanto'

Posted: Updated: May 25, 2013 09:26 PM

A group of Tennesseans gathered Saturday in a march to protest against genetically modified food and the companies that produce it.

Over 600 people met downtown Nashville at Riverfront Park at 1 p.m. to begin their ‘March against Monsanto'.

Local organizers, Faith D'Amato, Jessica Stafford and R. Devin Pena hosted the Nashville ‘March against Monsanto' in effort to spread awareness about genetically modified foods.

Monsanto Company is based in St. Louis. According to a story released by the Associated Press the company said Saturday that, "It respects people's rights to express their opinion, but believes its seeds help farmers produce more food, while conserving water and energy."

Protestors met and were split into three groups that walked three different routes through downtown with T-shirts and posters carrying their message.

Saturday, over 250 cities nationally protested as well.

The march had three guest speakers that informed participants on various topics about genetically modified foods.

One main topic of discussion was how buying locally helps local farms.

For more information on Nashville GMO Informers click here.

For more information on the Monsanto Company click here.

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