March Against Monsanto: More than 100 expected to protest at Civic Center Park

March Against Monsanto: More than 100 expected to protest at Civic Center Park
Posted at 10:57 AM, May 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-20 13:36:05-04

DENVER -- More than a hundred people are expected to join the nationwide March Against Monsanto at Denver's Civic Center Park Saturday. 

About 150 people said they would join the march against genetically-modified foods and toxic chemicals, according to the local group's Facebook page

"We need to bring these important issues to our city councils all over and talk about getting GMOs, Round Up and any toxic pesticides, herbicides and neonicotinoids banned," a post from an event organizer on Facebook states. 

More than 200 rallies are expected to take place in another 87 cities across the United States and across 12 countries worldwide. 

A spokesperson for Monsanto sent the following statement to Denver7:

The more than 20,000 people of Monsanto are committed to having an open dialogue about modern agriculture and how food is grown as we focus on using digital tools, data and research to find solutions that balance the need to feed people and protect the planet – we’re proud of the work we do, and we’re eager for people to know more about us. Through innovation and collaboration with farmers and partnering organizations, we develop new tools that help the world’s farmers grow food using less of the earth’s natural resources. We know people have different points of view on these topics, and it’s important that they’re able to express and share them.

The local rally in Denver goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.