Monsanto's Genetically-Manipulated Crop Field to be Destroyed by Farmers in India
Monsanto Investing News web page.
Monsanto's field trials in Karnataka will be reduced to ashes, starting on
Saturday. Two days ago the Minister of Agriculture of Karnataka gave a
press conference where he was forced by the journalists to disclose the
three sites where field trials with Bt cotton are being conducted (for
background information about the trials, see appendix 2 at the bottom).
KRRS activists have already contacted the owners of these fields, to
explain them which action will be taken, and for what reasons, and to let
them know that the KRRS will cover any loses they will suffer. On Saturday
the 28th of November, at midday, thousands of farmers will occupy and burn
down the three fields in front of the cameras, in an open, announced
action of civil disobedience.
These actions will start a campaign of direct action by farmers against
biotechnology, called Operation 'Cremation Monsanto', which will not stop
until all the corporate killers like Monsanto, Novartis, Pioneer etc leave
the country. Farmers' leaders from the states of Maharastra, Gujarat and
Madhya Pradesh (states where Monsanto is also conducting field trials)
were yesterday in Bangalore to prepare the campaign.
The campaign will run under the following slogans:
STOP GENETIC ENGINEERING
NO PATENTS ON LIFE
BURY THE WTO
along with a more specific message for all those who have invested on
YOU SHOULD RATHER TAKE YOUR MONEY OUT BEFORE WE REDUCE IT TO ASHES.