Protesters Rally Against Seed Giant Monsanto

By KBJR News 1

Protesters Rally Against Seed Giant Monsanto

May 25, 2013 Updated May 25, 2013 at 4:45 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- People all over the United States are coming together to protest the seed giant Monsanto.

Saturday, around 50 people gathered in Duluth at the Minnesota Power Plaza. It was just one of hundreds of rallies held across the country.

The protesters say Monsanto, which sells seeds that produce genetically modified plants, is poising a health and environmental risk.

The group says that here in the Northland, resources are available to grow food organically, and naturally, without any type of genetic modification.

"Here in the Duluth-Superior region, spreading from Ashland, Wisconsin to Grand Rapids, Minnesota to Grand Marais to Moose Lake, we have what's called a Lake Superior Buyer Region and studies have shown we can grow enough food," said Executive Director of the Institute for a Sustainable Future Jamie Harvie.

The groups say this will not be their last demonstration in the Northland.

A spokesperson for Monsanto says they respect people's right to express their opinions, but they maintain their seeds improve agriculture in America.