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Rallying against Monsanto in Thiruvananthapuram

Participants take out ‘March against Monsanto,’ a protest event organisedby Thanal and Indus Cycling Company, on Manaveeyam Road on Saturday. Photo: S. Gopakumar

Participants take out ‘March against Monsanto,’ a protest event organisedby Thanal and Indus Cycling Company, on Manaveeyam Road on Saturday. Photo: S. Gopakumar  

‘March against Monsanto,’ a global event to coincide with the World Food Day, was organised in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. The event was aimed at spreading awareness about the ‘negative impact of the multinational giant’ which has interests in genetically modified crops, seeds, and fertilizers.

More than 400 cities spread across 50 countries played host to the event.

The programmes in the city were organised by Thanal and Indus Cycling Company. The programmes included a 12-hour cycle sathyagraha.

Simultaneously, a 12-hour non-stop musical protest led by singer Ganesh Kunjan, and members of Abhinaya, a city-based theatre group, was held.

Students from Fine Arts College led by Eldo Pachilakkadan and Rajesh made paintings depicting the impact of genetic modification on agriculture.

The cycling team also visited various parts of the city to spreading the message.

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