At a recent Monsanto shareholder meeting at its headquarters in St. Louis, shareholders showed an overwhelming opposition to the possibility of GMO labeling.
According to Reuters, 96% of shareholders at the meeting voted against a proposal that would willingly label their products. On another proposal to research the cost of GMO cross-contamination with non-GMO and organic crops, 94% of the shareholders voted to deny the research.
As the meeting went on inside the office, protesters assembled outside. Among the protesters was Zen Honeycutt, founder of Moms Across America, a group dedicated to raising awareness about GMO’s
“I’m imploring you to choose a new direction, Stop poisoning our children,” she yelled outside of the office.
There are currently dozens of US states considering laws to mandate the labeling of GMO foods, but currently only Connecticut and Maine have laws on the books requiring labels for GMO food.
As we reported earlier this year, Monsanto has been experiencing a downslide in their overall profits, despite continued growth in their key markets of herbicide and GMO seeds. Then last month it has been reported that the notorious bio-tech company will have its stock downgraded as sales continue to crash.
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.