Monday, May 20, 2013
Marching against Monsanto
From the Heartland, Margot McMillen writes: More rain. More rain. The bare ground of my neighbors’ cornfields, poisoned with Roundup to kill the weeds, unplanted because of the rain, is washing away. Big ruts that will have to be bulldozed to fill in. More fossil fuels used to raise more ethanol. How does that make sense? There is a march against Monsanto on Saturday. In fact, there are dozens of marches all around the world. Here in Missouri, we have five to pick from: St. Louis, Columbia, Jeff City, Springfield, Kansas City. I am amazed that when I mention it to friends, they say, “Yeah. I want to go.” We could probably fill a bus to go to St. Louis or Columbia. And we haven’t decided which one to go with. That’s all for tonight. May 20, 2013.