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March Against Monsanto – ACCRA: Saturday, 24 May 2014 at 9:00 GMT. The March Starts from the Obra Spot Kwame Nkrumah Circle at 9am on Saturday, May 24, 2014. It will proceed on the Nsawam Road and move towards the Mallam Atta Market.
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March Against Monsanto – ACCRA: Saturday, 24 May
Millions of people around the globe will participate in local demonstrations on May 24, 2014, to call for a permanent end to the use of genetically modified organisms and other harmful agrochemicals used by “Big Agriculture” companies such as Monsanto.Dubbed the March Against Monsanto, the protests will be held in more than 400 cities in more than 52 countries on six different continents this year. The substances to be protested carry known health risks such as organ damage, sterility, infant mortality, birth defects, autoimmune conditions, allergies and increased risk of cancer.
The march comes off in Accra this Saturday, 24 May 2014 at 9:00 GMT. It will start from the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle at 9am It will then proceed on the Nsawam Road and move towards the Mallam Atta Market.
There is a lot that is at stake here: our health as a people, our environment, our sovereignty, and our prosperity! It is unacceptable that even though an overwhelming number of Ghanaians who know what is going on are strongly opposed to it, but our political class and some agents of the multinational corporations are so keen on imposing it on Ghanaians.
It is about time we raised our voices. And we shall raise our voices with our placards. The march is going to be conducted in complete silence out of respect for the Ga Traditional Council ban on drumming and noise making. Our banners and placards will speak loud and clear!
This demonstration is very timely. Parliament is coming back from recess on the 28th of May. And just like the last one which had the Consideration of the Plant Breeder’s Bill, PBB as the first first item on the agenda, they will again attempt to push it through. This is our way of telling them that we are vigilant.
We have good reasons to believe that this, and other public manifestations that have taken place over the past one month will make it very difficult for parliament to pass the PBB.
We shall overcome! Please join us to march against Monsanto!