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Salmon In Danger: March Against Monsanto San Francisco
by R.Robertson
Sunday May 22nd, 2016 12:41 AM
SALMON was the theme of this year’s March Against Monsanto in San Francisco. Aquabounty has created GMO salmon that will be farm-raised, super fast growing, and has been approved by the FDA despite insufficient safety testing and widespread opposition. Tribe members of the Winnemem Wintu are working to get federal fish biologists to help return the endangered Chinook salmon to the McCloud River in northern counties of California. Winnemem Wintu tribal leader Caleen Sisk voiced concern for animal and human life as agribusiness disrupts the natural order of things.
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SALMON was the theme of this year’s March Against Monsanto in San Francisco. Aquabounty has created GMO salmon that will be farm-raised, super fast growing, and has been approved by the FDA despite insufficient safety testing and widespread opposition. If these farm-raised salmon escape, they could forever changes the genes of ocean salmon.

Tribe members of the Winnemem Wintu are working to get federal fish biologists to help return the endangered Chinook salmon to the McCloud River in northern counties of California. Winnemem Wintu tribal leader Caleen Sisk voiced concern for animal and human life as agribusiness disrupts the natural order of things.

Meanwhile Monsanto, already one of the biggest pharmaceutical and agricultural companies that produces genetically modified foods and seeds, drugs and pesticides and herbicides, is facing a takeover by one of the largest companies in the world, Bayer. Its dark history continues. Marchers against Monsanto marched along from the Embarcadero to Aquatic Park where they rallied chanting, "Hell no GMO!"

§rally gathers at Aquatic Park
by R.Robertson Sunday May 22nd, 2016 12:41 AM
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§Speakers from the East Bay and Shasta County
by R.Robertson Sunday May 22nd, 2016 12:41 AM
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Caleen Sisk on right is spiritual and tribal leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe
§Raging Grannies sing with bikes and boats behind them
by R.Robertson Sunday May 22nd, 2016 12:41 AM
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§organizers Debra and Celia
by R.Robertson Sunday May 22nd, 2016 12:41 AM
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Debra third from right in front row, Celia in bee costume behind
§Celia passes out lyrics for the Raging Granny singalong
by R.Robertson Sunday May 22nd, 2016 12:41 AM
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