On Saturday, May 24, about a hundred people marched and demonstrated in Vernon, against Monsanto's Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and the pesticides used with GM crops. This yearly event saw people all over the world telling governments to ban GM crops and stop Monsanto's domination over seeds.
People who gathered in Vernon expressed their frustrations at the lack of local government action in heeding the will of the people. As many stated “hundreds of people and groups sent letters to RDNO and hundreds more showed up to say we want to be GE FREE, and still nothing has been done – what will it take to move them?” See more pictures here and check out - and like - the new Facebook Vernon MAM thanks to Jaye!.
Research linking Roundup with the rising rates of Autism, severe allergies and cancers are making people realize there is no point in continuing to look for cures when the causes are known and being ignored. Since Saturday noon is a time when most growers around Vernon are at farmers' markets, having 100 people showing up for a march, should send a strong signal to politicians that people want rid of GM crops and Roundup.