Food Sovereignty Ghana, a food advocacy movement, in collaboration with the Kanyan Akuafuo Kuo Society?would be?embarking on a public march as part of a worldwide campaign dubbed, #MarchAgainstMonsanto?in?Accra and Goaso.

Food Sovereignty Ghana Demo Against GMO
Food Sovereignty Ghana Demo Against GMO

According to the organizers of the march, for the respect to the Ga Traditional Council annual ban on drumming and noise making, which always precedes the Homowo festival, they would be having?a silent march in Accra and a more animated one in Goaso.

The march will take place on Saturday?23 May, 2015 in Accra at?9:00am, starting from?the Obra Spot, Kwame Nkrumah Circle, through the Nsawam Road to Mallam Atta Market.

In GOASO, it will be held on the same day and time starting from the?premises of NananomFM, through Goaso Municipal Street to Kukuomu Mmem T-Junction, to Goaso Market.

In a statement issued, the group averred that research studies have shown that Monsanto?s genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects.

“In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that?s a questionable conflict of interest and explains the lack of government-led research on the long-term effects of GMO products. Recently, the U.S. Congress and President collectively passed the nicknamed ?Monsanto Protection Act? that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto?s genetically-modified seeds.”

For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world?s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup. Monsanto?s GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse among the world?s bee population.



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