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Millions Against Monsanto Day

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Protest outside Monsanto headquarters in Creve Coeur, Mo. on Sunday, October 16, 2011. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Protest outside Monsanto headquarters in Creve Coeur, Mo. on Sunday, October 16, 2011. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

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CREVE COEUR, Mo. (KMOX) – Sunday was “United Nations World Food Day.”

To coincide, activists organized “Millions Against Monsanto” protests in more than 100 cites around the globe.

Daniel Romano stood with several dozen sign-wavers outside the gates to Monsanto’s world headquarters in Creve Coeur, Mo.

Romano said the group Safe Food Action St. Louis wants Monsanto to label its products, including those that contain genetically-modified organisms, “Poll after poll shows most people don’t want to eat genetically-modified foods. And there’s plenty of scientific data out there to show that there is risks, there is danger, and they’ve caused harm to human health and the environment.”

Monsanto sent KMOX News a written response to the “Millions Against Monsanto” demonstrations:

“As organizations around the globe recognize World Food Day, agriculture and the role it plays in feeding, fueling and clothing our world is center stage. We respect each individual’s right to express his or her point of view. We understand that topics such as agriculture and its uses – food, feed, clothing and bioenergy – are important to all of us. Our world faces a number challenges including items directly related to agriculture, such as how do we feed a growing population – a population that the U.N. estimates will reach 7 billion people by the end of this month. We understand that no single company or form of agriculture can address these challenges individually. We embrace all forms of agriculture and the choices of farmers to grow what makes sense to them and the needs of their customers.”

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