Hundreds of protesters rally against Monsanto

Event at WorldBeat Cultural Center, Balboa Park

SAN DIEGO - Protesters in San Diego joined hundreds of thousands around the world in a march against genetically modified food on Saturday.

San Diego’s rally ended at the WorldBeat Cultural Center in Balboa Park with hundreds of people fired up for a food revolution.

“I just started learning more about it and the more I learned, I realized it’s a big problem,” said protester Tony Aiuppa.

Protesters were armed with signs and a message – to raise awareness against genetically modified organisms - or GMOs -  and the biotech giant that leads the world in making them.

This call for action started on Facebook, with a mother’s cry against the chemical giant, Monsanto.

The St. Louis based company said in a statement, “The 21,000 people at Monsanto are proud of our efforts to help improve farm productivity and food quality. Among the challenges facing agriculture are producing food for our growing population and reducing agriculture’s footprint on the environment. We believe we are making a contribution to improving agriculture by helping farmers produce more from their land while conserving natural resources such as water and energy.”

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