GM foods condemned in global marches (10/4/2006)

Over 25,000 people involved in rallies etc. in south India alone. More to follow on this.

GM foods condemned in global marches
Independent online, April 10 2006

Paris - Thousands of protesters in 70 countries demonstrated on Saturday against genetically modified organisms (GMOs), answering a call from the environmental organisation Greenpeace, it claimed.

A spokesperson said there had been demonstrations in Australia, Bolivia, India, South Africa and the United States, among other countries.

In France, the chief protest was held in the west of the country, with the organisers claiming 12,000 participants and the police putting the number at 5,000.

The minister responsible for new legislation governing GMO crops is mayor of the town.

Campaigner Jose Bove said operations against GMO crops would be resumed unless the government amended its planned legislation.

Demonstrations occurred on a small scale in major French cities.


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