March against Monsanto draws thousands in the Netherlands alone
Today dozens of demonstrations were held against the actions and influence of Monsanto, an American company that produces genetically modified seeds.
Protesters expressed fear that genetically modified organisms cause harm to the health of human beings and animals, and disturb important natural processes.
In the Netherlands five of these Marches against Monsanto were organized, in Amsterdam, Wageningen, The Hague, Bergschenhoek and Leiden. According to Volkskrant, 1000 protestors showed up in Amsterdam and 1200 in Wageningen. Monsanto has offices in Wageningen, the location of an agricultural university, and Bergschenhoek.