Citizens Protest Genetically Enginered Corn

By KBJR News 1

March 17, 2012 Updated Mar 17, 2012 at 8:40 PM CST

DULUTH, MN A protest of genetically engineered sweet corn took place this afternoon at the Lake Superior Plaza.

A small group of citizens held an informational protest to warn people about the potential hazards of the engineered sweet corn.
The corn is the first Monsanto crop to be marketed for human consumption.

The protesters were working with the Food and Water Watch group, a group whose main objective is to keep the food and water we consume safe.

The goal of the national protests is to persuade the Wal–mart Corporation to keep Monsanto's product off of their shelves.

Allen Richardson, one of the protestors commented on the issue. "When I think of sweet corn, I think of Americana, picnics, Norman Rockwell Paintings that kind of thing. I don't think of Monsanto Corporation."

The group brought 1,000 petition signatures to the Hermantown Wal–Mart later this afternoon. Over 75,000 signatures have been gathered nationwide.

Written by Shawn Frost
Posted by Shawn Frost
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