From the Organic Consumers Assoc
Make Monsanto Pay! January 24: Protest at Monsanto's Annual Shareholders Meeting
Following up on two actions at Monsanto's headquarters in 2011, we return to St. Louis for the 2012 Monsanto shareholders meeting on January 24!
Please RSVP if you plan to attend the OCA picket line at Monsanto's headquarters! [please email mikedvegan AT gmail.com]
Monsanto is consistently ranked among the most evil of all corporations on Earth, wreaking havoc on public health and the environment with its deadly chemicals, but under U.S. law, people and living things don't matter to a corporation, only profits for its shareholders. So, we've teamed up with a group of ethical shareholders led by Harrington Investments, a socially responsible investment advisory firm, that wants to change how Monsanto operates.
What if Monsanto had to pay for its corporate crimes? If it were to be held liable for costs associated with its products, shareholders would see their accounts dramatically reduced. We intend to inform them of this.
Please join us in St. Louis to support a shareholder resolution to study the financial risks associated with genetically engineered crops. While an OCA representative is speaking inside the shareholders meeting, another group of us will be outside, peacefully picketing.
Come to St. Louis to Make Monsanto Pay! Contact OCA Organizer Mike Durschmid [mikedvegan AT gmail.com] to join in.