BEST joins fight against Monsanto
An island environmental charity has asked the public to join a “virtual march” against a global agrochemical business.
The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce asked people to sign up for the event against the US-based Monsanto Corporation.
Monsanto, a publicly traded agrochemical business, has come under fire for its production of RoundUp, a pesticide branded a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organisation.
A BEST spokeswoman said: “Living in Bermuda, we may not realise the extent to which our lives are impacted by the Monsanto Corporation.
“While we may not have genetically modified crops in Bermuda, we import much of our food from the US where they do have genetically modified crops and which are then used to produce many packaged food items that we buy and consume.”
People can join in the virtual march against Monsanto on the BEST Facebook page.
The spokeswoman also asked for Bermudians to boycott Monsanto-owned companies and purchase organic products.
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