On Saturday May 25th there were rallies, protests & marches held around the world against Monsanto, a biotechnology, seed & chemical company.
I disagreed with the whole premise of the “march”. I disagree with their view about biotechnology. I disagree with their view about chemicals. I believe in multiple methods of farming. However, I attended the rally in Eugene anyways because I always find it valuable to get first hand experience.
The entire plaza smelled like body odor, weed and cigarette smoke. I am sorry that the smell cannot translate through the photos and video*.
Picture #1: IRONY. The people who are protesting Monsanto and advocating for burning crops are the same people who protested against field burning. A practice my family did on our farm for decades until it was outlawed in 2009. Also, I was trying to capture the cigarette in her hand…last time I checked cigarettes increased your risk of cancer…
Picture #2: My farm doesn’t need your saving…Thanks, but no thanks.
Picture #4: Many entrepreneurs showed up, they were people selling t-shirts, drug paraphernalia, knives…Capitalism at it’s finest. Wait…what are they marching against?
Picture #5: Hmmmmm
Picture #6: I wonder if that person is supposed to be out of their wheelchair.
A nice little song about violence being the only answer:
Here are others’ perspectives on the march, please take the time to read them as they all offer valuable content and links to other sites as well:
- How To Really March Against Monsanto
- Want to stick it to Monsanto? March for public investment and open data
- Rebels without a cause: ‘Marching against Monsanto’
- GMO Activists March Against Monsanto – Farmers’ Perspective
- March Against Monsanto: Be careful to consider the facts
- Let’s March for Something March Worthy
- The Cartoonish March Against Monsanto
- So much rhetoric. So little fact.
- March Against Monsanto: My “AHA!” Moment
*None of the content of these photos or video have been altered in any form.