It’s the most widely used weed killer in the world. Monsanto’s chemical brand “Roundup” is a top choice for farmers and homeowners alike. Each year, over one billion pounds of the product gets sprayed on crops such as corn, soybeans and cotton. The active ingredient is a chemical called glyphosate and for decades it’s been one of the safest weed killers around.
Dozens marched at the Capitol Saturday afternoon as part of a nationwide protest of the company Monsanto. Monsanto is an agriculture company that works with farmers around the world. They provide seed for things like corn, cotton, fruits and vegetables.
What’s really in your food? That’s the question thousands around the country – and in St. Paul – asked as they rallied against the agriculture company Monsanto on Saturday. Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol for the “March Against Monsanto” Saturday afternoon. Similar scenes took place at more than 200 cities across the country.