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Grande Prairie joins March Against Monsanto

This weekend marks the one year anniversary of the first March Against Monsanto, and a second event is being held in Grande Prairie.

The march is a protest against genetically modified organisms, and Monsanto Corporation, the largest producer of genetically engineered seed.

One of the local organizers, Anita Haacke, says she wants to see those products properly identified.

“Labelled, that would be the goal, or in the end it would be nice to get rid of them completely. Monsanto is the main offender for GMOs because they have the most of them, and they don’t want their GMOs to be labelled. If they’re so good, they should put a label on it.”

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Haacke claims a life-long medical condition has improved since she cut out any GMOs and non-organic vegetables.

However, Research by the American Medical Association has found no reported consequences on human health from the consumption of bio-engineered food.


Marchers are meeting at Muskoseepi Park at noon Saturday and will head up 100th Street, around the Farmers’ Market, ending up at City Hall.

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