Monsanto Protesters Arrested As Anti-GMO Bid Fails
CREVE COEUR (AP) - A protest at Monsanto's annual shareholders meeting in suburban St. Louis led to the arrest of several activists.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police arrested a handful of protesters blocking traffic at the company's Creve Coeur headquarters and towed several cars parked at the entrance.
The company says a resolution which would have required Monsanto to work with the federal Food and Drug Administration to label genetically engineered foods nationally received only 4 percent support from shareholders.
Another shareholder resolution dealing with the company's potential liability to organic farmers received 6.5 percent support.
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