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'Occupy' Protests Hit Monsanto's Creve Coeur Headquarters

Non-violent actions call out Monsanto's opposition to California ballot measure pushing food labeling.

Planned worldwide protests of Monsanto came to the company's Creve Coeur headquarters Monday, as approximately 50 people demonstrated in front of the company's Olive Boulevard entrance near Warson Road.

For more photos from the protest, check out Creve Coeur Patch on Facebook

Unlike other protests worldwide which sought to disrupt company business and resulted in arrests, the gathering here Monday was calm by comparison.

Creve Coeur Police officers were present, and protesters were notified that cars parked at Stacy Park in Olivette would be towed.

Those in attendance were supportive of Proposition 37 in California, which is a November ballot initiative that if passed, would require the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs. Monsanto has reportedly spent millions to oppose the measure. 

Monsanto Statement On Food Labeling

Those participating in the protest remain deeply skeptical of research and the government oversight which has allowed GMOs to get to the market.

Andrea Kaiser, of University City, joined in the protest Monday after hearing about it on the radio. She said she had been wanting to do something like this and was ready to do it by herself.

"It's time to stop. We need to create something that's a little more health-friendly and not just something to take over the world."

Scott Simon September 18, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Andrea Kaiser says "we" need to create something that's a little more health-friendly? Does she work for Monsanto? Does she own Monsanto stock? If she doesn't, someone please explain how it is that people who don't have an ownership or direct connection to a company speaks in their behalf? I'm still laughing at her claim of GMO's taking over the world. Guess that'll put a dent in the U.S.-Egypt-Libya-Islam conflict news cycle.
Andrea Kaiser September 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM
It's not appropriate to take words out of context. I was speaking about pesticides used, and an economic monopoly! Just keep killing the pests--and let it affect our health as well??? As our medical and health advice tells us it is most important to fill our plates with vegetables and fruit, the SAFETY of it was my concern! I was also speaking about hormones used in meats to keep it FRESH looking. But it is doing us more damage than irresponsible companies want to admit.

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