Protests against Monsanto take place in over 30 cities around the world
Over 30 cities around the world, including Perth, held protests over the weekend to march against the activities of Bayer-Monsanto and others agrochemical giants, in the wake of Monsanto’s third lawsuit loss in the US.
France 24 reported that concerned citizens took to the streets of Hamburg and Basel (Germany), Porto (Portugal), Toronto (Canada), Austin (Texas), San Diego (California), Santiago (Chile), Perth (Australia) and dozens of cities in France on Saturday, urging governments for a greener and healthier agriculture.
Protests have gained momentum of late as Monsanto faces a wave of lawsuits worldwide over its glyphosate-based weedkillers and pesticides, which have been widely used for years.
Last week a US jury the agribusiness giant to pay a combined US$2.05 billion (A$2.94 billion) to a couple who claimed the company’s popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers.
Monsanto continues to deny that its product causes cancer and has challenged findings by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), which classified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” in 2015.