Monsanto Protesters Arrested As Anti-GMO Bid Fails

4 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, January 28 2014 Jan 28, 2014 Tuesday, January 28, 2014 4:30:19 PM CST January 28, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

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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