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Monsanto headquarters target of weekend protest

"March Against Monsanto" calls on company to label genetically modified foods.

CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) — The world headquarters of agriculture company Monsanto was the site of a weekend demonstration organized by opponents of genetically modified food.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/17pa7zI ) reports that 500 demonstrators marched Saturday to the company’s Creve Coeur global headquarters, where they chanted anti-Monsanto slogans and waded into street traffic.

Organizers of the “March Against Monsanto” want the company to label food containing genetically modified ingredients.

Monsanto released a statement before the protest that highlighted what the company calls its contribution to improving agriculture by helping farmers produce more from their land while conserving natural resources.



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