On Tuesday, January 28, anti-GMO activists and activist-stockholders occupied Monsanto’s annual shareholder’s meeting. Their goal? Push shareholders to pass a resolution to label foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Unfortunately, the resolution failed, and only four percent of the top shareholders were for the labeling.
A cool thing exploded outside the doors though when CEO, Hugh Grant appeared and responded to the protests with, ” Monsanto needs to do “a better job of communicating” about GMOs. Or maybe Monsanto needs to do a better job of, if not cleaning up its act, at least labeling its soil-destroying, genetically manipulated, pesticide- and herbicide-saturated crops?”