New ordinance tested by Monsanto protesters

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CREVE COEUR, MO (KPLR) – A newly passed city ordinance in Creve Coeur was put to the test Saturday when protestors marched outside the Monsanto headquarters building in Creve Coeur.  The new ordinance prohibits protestors from standing in the median of a street.

Some protestors felt the ordinance went too far but police said it’s all about safety.  Police reported no problems Saturday.

“We’ve had a real good cooperation with the protest organizers,” said Lt. Jon Romas, Creve Coeur Police Department.

Protestors held demonstrations Saturday around the world regarding genetically modified foods.  Protestors want labels on food that’s been genetically modified.  Vermont recently passed a labeling law regarding GMO’s.

Monsanto released the following statement regarding Saturday’s protestors:

The 5,000 Monsanto employees who call St. Louis home are proud to be part of our community.  We’re also proud of our collaboration with farmers and partnering organizations that help make a more balanced meal accessible for everyone.  Our goal is to help farmers do this using fewer resources and having a smaller impact on the environment.  We know people have different points of view on these topics, and it’s important that they’re able to express and share them.

To learn more about Monsanto’s collaborations, partnerships and work, please visit our company’s website; our Partnerships & Projects page; a special page on our collaboration with the New Vision for Agriculture; our latest Sustainability Progress Report; the Monsanto blog; or our Viewpoints section.

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