The 2014 March Against Monsanto has been described as a runaway success so far, and while the official numbers of protesters haven’t been released just yet, organizers are expecting another huge turnout.
Numbers in the millions have been estimated for 2013’s marches, and 2014 may have been a bigger turnout. I personally attended the Ann Arbor, Michigan March Against Monsanto, and came away with a bunch of photos (and more hope for the movement in general).
The crowd was passionate, fired up and engaged throughout. While the march was a bit shorter than last year’s that I attended, the post-march gathering and speeches were incredible and everyone seemed more serious about putting their newfound knowledge to good use this time around.
The pictures included in this article show a lot going on: people protesting the agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto’s control of agriculture, the surprise of not knowing what we’re really eating, the impending and continuing decline of the bees caused by Monsanto’s poison-coated seeds and chemical farming techniques, and two protesters wondering aloud why a chemical company of all things controls our seeds, and how that came about.
This year, there will only be one March Against Monsanto, but the group Bee Against Monsanto is planning to hold further actions for raising awareness about the plight and decline of bee populations in October.
In the meantime, if you’d like to help preserve the integrity of our food supply, you can participate by buying, growing and supporting organic food. Going to farmer’s markets is one of the best ways to help out, and to write food companies and media organizations to get them to spotlight what’s really going on with our food system.
That’s it for now, enjoy the pictures from the 2014 March Against Monsanto!
P.S. You can view more clever signs and pictures from the march in this article from Nick’s health website AltHealthWORKS.com. Click here to view it.