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article imageMarch against Monsanto: A worldwide protest, May 25, 2013

By Anne Sewell     May 25, 2013 in Food
March against Monsanto protests were held in 40 countries in the world on May 25, 2013. The message of all these protests was "Stop Monsanto" and "No more GMOs." This article will concentrate on events in Earth's southern hemisphere.
Probably the first of the Marches against Monsanto happened in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
It looks like most in the southern zone had a rainy day, but the turnout was good despite the weather.
The video above features singer Luke Wilton at the March Against Monsanto, Memorial Hall in Bellingen, NSW, Australia.
Hundreds gathered in Brisbane, Australia to protest against Monsanto.
Melbourne saw a huge crowd out on the streets chanting, among other things, "Save our Seeds!" and "No to GMOs, Monsanto has to go" with posters reading "GM Free Zone."
March against Monsanto  May 25  2013 - Melbourne  Australia
March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013 - Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne also had a rather cute, mini protest going on the pavements:
A cute mini protest for the March against Monsanto - Melbourne  Australia
A cute mini protest for the March against Monsanto - Melbourne, Australia
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Sydney, Australia saw around 4,000 people demonstrating against Monsanto and "its deceptive and misleading conduct in breach of the Trade Practices legislation." It is anticipated that some 16,000 people will attend any subsequent rally. All who were in attendance were chanting "No to Monsanto" and "Monsanto leave Australia." Protesters agreed to boycott any foods which contain GMO.
March against Monsanto May 25  2013  Sydney  Australia
March against Monsanto May 25, 2013, Sydney, Australia
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand got out on the streets to say No To Monsanto. It was raining quite heavily throughout the march, which was "a testament to everyone's resolve." Protesters met in Cameron St Mall and proceeded to the Northland Regional Council Building where they stood and chanted: "What do we want?" "GE Free" When do we want it?" "Now!" repeatedly.
March against Monsanto  May 25  2013 - Whangerei  New Zealand
March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013 - Whangerei, New Zealand
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Also in New Zealand, Auckland City saw a protest with a small but noisy group of people singing what sounds like, "Monsanto, you suck bro." Banners read "The future is GE-Free" and "Save our Seeds." The weather was wet and rainy there too.
March against Monsanto  May 25  2013 - Auckland City  New Zealand
March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013 - Auckland City, New Zealand
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Tokyo, Japan saw a noisy protest outside the Monsanto Japan headquarters on the day of March Against Monsanto. Looks like it was a fair sized crowd out there.
March against Monsanto  May 25  2013 - Tokyo  Japan
March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
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South Africa saw a well-attended march through Cape Town protesting against Monsanto. Weather there was rather dull too, but there was a good turnout. The main message was for Monsanto to "stop poisoning our Earth, people, seeds, future." "No more GMO", "No more Monsanto."
March against Monsanto  May 25  2013  South Africa - Cape Town
March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013, South Africa - Cape Town
NO GMO South Africa
Durban in South Africa saw a traditional Zulu turnout for the event:
March against Monsanto  May 25  2013  South Africa - Durban
March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013, South Africa - Durban
NO GMO South Africa
Plettenberg Bay in South Africa saw crowds turning out, a lot of them wearing red, protesting against Monsanto and telling the agro-giant to "stop sowing seeds of suicide," referring particularly to the tens of thousands of Indian farmers who committed suicide when their GMO crops failed.
March against Monsanto  May 25  2013  South Africa -
March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013, South Africa -
NO GMO South Africa
March against Monsanto  Plettenberg Bay  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa - May 25, 2013
NO GMO South Africa
Johannesburg saw a March Against Monsanto protest, right outside Monsanto HQ South Africa in Fourways.
March against Monsanto  May 25  2013  South Africa - Monsanto HQ  Fourways.
March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013, South Africa - Monsanto HQ, Fourways.
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For more details and photos of the South African events, please visit NO GMO South Africa's Facebook page.
Other articles on the March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013:
In photos ─ Activists March against Monsanto in Washington, D.C.
March against Monsanto: Cape Town, South Africa, May 25, 2013
March against Monsanto: Toronto, Canada saw 2,000 in the streets
March against Monsanto: Kingston, Jamaica, May 25, 2013
March against Monsanto: In the streets of Maui & Oahu, Hawaii
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