May 24, 2014 3:03 pm

Montrealers protest genetically modified organisms

MONTREAL – Hundreds are taking to the streets of downtown Montreal Saturday to protest the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

The “Global March Against Monsanto” protest was organized in 400 cities across the globe, including many Canadian cities from Sherbrooke to Vancouver.

Protesters met at Dorchester Square at the corner of René-Lévesque boulevard and Peel street at 2 p.m. before making their way down Sainte-Catherine street.

“More than 60 countries require labeling of products containing GMOs,” said Thibault Rehn, a spokesperson of Vigilance OGM.

“We want to know if the Premier of Quebec believes it is time that this practice is done here too.”

Monsanto is a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation.

It is a leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) products, including agricultural and vegetable seeds that are resistant to herbicides.

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