On Saturday, March 25th, 2013, demonstrators around the world gathered to march against Monsanto and the dangers of GMOs and corporate greed. In Miami, Florida, a crowd estimated at more than 1000 marched in the area along Biscayne Boulevard and Bayshore Drive, north of the Arsht Center. At the culmination of the march speakers discussed the dangers of GMO crops and the importance of education and activism to ensure that public officials act to protect the public and resist the influence of powerful corporations like Monsanto. Demonstrators included people carrying signs, playing musical instruments, and wearing costumes designed to expose the potential deadly nature of GMOs.
The international day of protest included marches in over 400 cities with hundreds of thousands participating. Several nations have already banned GMO crops, and initiatives to mandate GMO labeling have been created in a number of states in the USA. Many scientists and health care providers have spoken publicly about the many studies showing dangers to animals and humans associated with exposure to GMO crops and foods. With growing public awareness, the drive to take over the world's food supply and make farmers subservient to biotechnology companies like Monsanto appears to be facing resistance.