Protesters set up outside Monsanto shareholder meeting

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by KMOV.com Staff | @KMOV

KMOV.com

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 28 at 6:21 PM

(KMOV.com) -- Tuesday demonstrators protested the Monsanto shareholder meeting, fighting for the right to know what is in consumers’ food.

Protesters say people should be concerned they are buying genetically modified food that the organizers say is not safe for human consumption.

GMOs are on food labels in more than 60 countries around the world.

“Basically GMOs are a big experiment on the American population. And we think many people are suffering food-related illnesses and they can’t track it back to the source because the food is not labeled,” said Adam Eidinger with Occupy Monsanto. “If GMOs are safe as Monsanto claims, then putting a label on them will only confirm how safe they are.”

For the first time, the shareholder meeting is open to the public through an audio broadcast on the Monsanto website.

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