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Mon Mar 19 2012Global Days of Action to Shut Down Monsanto
Mon Mar 19 2012Occupy, Social Justice Groups Blockade Entrance to Monsanto
Monsanto closed its facility in Davis, California on March 16th after 150 occupiers from throughout the state blocked the entrances to their Davis facility at 1910 5th Street. The occupiers reported that they shut down operations at the corporate giant, which produces genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and is notorious for its inordinate influence over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
On March 16th in the Monterey Bay Area, approximately two dozen community members, many dressed as zombies, demonstrated at the office of Seminis, Inc., which is owned by Monsanto and located in the city of Salinas. The group was protesting Monsanto's efforts to "take total control of the world's seed supply by patenting genetically modified seed."
Demonstrators distributed a flier that listed numerous "things Monsanto does not want you to know," such as: Foods containing GMOs do not have to be labeled in the U.S.; Monsanto puts small farmers out of business; and through major retailers, consumers have rejected Monsanto's genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH).
Occupy, social justice groups blockade entrance to Monsanto in Davis | GMO Apocalypse Zombies "Occupy Monsanto" at Seminis Office in Salinas
Big Oil spent more lobbying in first 6 months of 2017 than in all of 2016 Monday Nov 27th 1:20 PM
Expanding Kwanzaa in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" Saturday Nov 25th 6:14 PM
ACLU Report Shows Police Reform Needed in Fresno Tuesday Nov 14th 8:38 PM
New Reports Expose Racial and Economic Injustice, Ineffectiveness of Pollution Trading Tuesday Nov 14th 1:54 PM
Jerry Brown tells indigenous protesters in Bonn, 'Let's put you in the ground' (2 comments) Saturday Nov 11th 5:50 PM
The environmental injustice and dirty oil behind California's 'green’ facade Thursday Nov 9th 4:41 PM
Trans people and allies unite against homeless ban! Thursday Nov 9th 10:52 AMMore Local News...
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Kwanzaa: The "Califorina Grown" Pan African Holiday Sunday Dec 10th 8:33 PM
Expanding Participation with the 2017 Ag Census in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" Friday Dec 1st 5:53 PM
Health & Farmworker Advocates Respond to California’s Interim Mitigations for Chlorpyrifos Wednesday Oct 4th 10:09 AM
Governor Jerry Brown accuses cap-and-trade bill opponents of 'political terrorism' Saturday Jul 29th 3:12 PM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Birds, Other Wildlife From Harmful Agricultural Pesticides Used on National Wildlife Refuges Thursday Mar 23rd 4:51 PM
Report: Children and the elderly at risk from "dangerous and close" fracking Saturday Oct 29th 3:29 AM
WW CA Farmworkers Getting 8 Hour Day & Attacks On Workers Comp By DIR and Governor Brown (1 comment) Wednesday Aug 31st 8:28 PMMore Global News...
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Will Work for Food Monday Feb 6th 12:18 PM
2016 California Diabetes Awareness Month ~ Victory Garden Project Saturday Nov 26th 2:04 PM
Victim of Identity Theft Tells Her Story Thursday Oct 27th 12:16 AM
USDA Unviels New 'Urban Agriculture Toolkit' for Agriculture Entrepreneurs Friday Apr 29th 10:56 PM
UC Davis spent thousands to scrub pepper-spray references from Internet Thursday Apr 14th 12:17 PM
One Person Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting In Central Fresno Wednesday Mar 23rd 8:28 PM
Central Valley Diabetes Self-Management Program celebrates National Nutrition Month Thursday Mar 17th 10:53 AMOpen Newswire...
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