(May 25, 2013) Protesters in more than 50 countries mobilized on Saturday for a series of demonstrations against agricultural business titan Monsanto, far surpassing the organizer's expectations, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
"If I had gotten 3,000 people to join me, I would have considered that a success," activist Tami Canal told the newspaper.
Instead, she said the "March Against Monsanto" which originated as a call to action via Facebook on Feb. 28, drew about two million people to demonstrations in 436 cities in 52 countries.
"It was empowering and inspiring to see so many people, from different walks of life, put aside their differences and come together today," Canal said to the Sun-Times. "We will continue until Monsanto complies with consumer demand. They are poisoning our children, poisoning our planet. If we don't act, who's going to?"
Besides protesting the company's practice of making genetically-modifying seeds, protesters vowed to make their voices heard against the U.