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Posted: September 12th, 2012 | Filed under: Press Releases | Tags: CA, California, civil disobedience, Demonstration, Direct Action, GCU, gmo, Herbicide, Lockdown, No GMO, Oxnard, Pesticide, Protest, Stop Monsanto, US Chemical Lobby, Weed Killer |
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GCU Media Liaison: Adam Eidinger 202-744-2671
Occupy Monsanto Stops
GMO Seed Distribution
9 Arrests Made at GMO Seed Distribution Plant (all now free!!)
OXNARD, CA– On Wednesday, September 12 activists calling themselves the Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU) shut down
shipping and receiving access points at Monsanto’s Oxnard seed distribution facility located at 2700 Camino Del Sol. By peacefully blockading the exit and access points the group effectively shut down the distribution of genetically engineered (GMO) seeds for a day.
Monsanto is the largest producer of GMO seeds and is being called out for their genetic crimes by a network called Occupy Monsanto. Today’s protest is the beginning of a series of over 65 different autonomous actions that officially start on September 17, a year since Occupy Wall Street movement began. Actions are planned throughout the world including the US, Germany, Canada, India, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Argentina, Australia, Spain, Russia, and Japan. More info as well as video available for media use of today action can be found at http://Occupy-Monsanto.com
After occupying all three shipping and receiving entrances to the Monsanto facility using flashy theatrics including a car with a giant “fish-corn” on top of it and a 6-foot high jail cell complete with someone dressed up like the CEO Hugh Grant of Monsanto inside. Eventually after 5.5 hours the fire department was called in and 9 anti-GMO activists were arrested and charged with trespassing.
- Press Release: Campaign to target genetically engineered trees at Occupy Monsanto conference (climate-connections.org)
- Sept. 12: Occupy Monsanto Stops GMO Seed Distribution (occupyventura805.wordpress.com)
- Over 60 Occupy Monsanto Actions Planned for the Week of Sept 17th (indybay.org)
- Call to Action – Join the ‘Occupy Monsanto’ Movement (sgtreport.com)