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Fact Checking The London March Against Monsanto Protesters – The World Health Organisations U-Turn on Glyphosate

May 25, 2016 // 9 Comments

It’s that time of year again where people from all walks of life come together in large cities around the world to publicise their ignorance about a technology they oppose, but know very little about. I am, of course, talking about those who attended the rather misleadingly named March Against Monsanto protests this weekend. The reason I say these events have a rather misleading name is because the vast majority of people in attendance are not there to protest against the huge [...]

Fact Checking The London March Against Monsanto Protesters – Haidee-Laure Giles of War on Want

August 18, 2015 // 5 Comments

Edited by Peter Let’s once more critique some of the more convincing arguments made in a speech given at the March Against Monsanto protest in London earlier this year. This time, let’s fact-check a speech given by Haidee-Laure Giles of War on Want who, like others, was not just there to protest against the agrochemical and agricultural giant Monsanto – but genetic engineering in general. Haidee began her speech by listing some of the questionable products and projects Monsanto had been [...]

Fact Checking the London March Against Monsanto Protesters – Liz O’Neill of GM-Freeze

July 21, 2015 // 9 Comments

Edited by Peter Earlier in the year, thanks to the wonderful people who have been supporting me thought patreon, I was able to take the train down to London to attend the annual March Against Monsanto (MAM) protest. The protest took place on Whitehall opposite 10 Downing street, and was attended by around 100-200 protesters, as well as a relatively large number of journalists.  The event itself was poorly organised, and had conflicting information on where the protest was to be held; as well [...]

More Nonsense from March Against Monsanto Protestors

November 16, 2014 // 3 Comments

Edited by Peter I have previously written articles critical of Sue Mallender and Tracey Lloyd, who gave speeches at the March Against Monsanto protest in Nottingham earlier this year. As well as being factually incorrect and misleading, their speeches were about as interesting as a wet fart. There was no passion behind anything these women said; nor were they able to get the crowd worked up on that particularly wet day back in May. They also did not have the knowledge or the understanding to [...]

What Are These People Even Marching Against?

October 6, 2014 // 5 Comments

Edited by Peter In May of this year, I attended a March Against Monsanto protest in Nottingham and the one thing that really stuck out to me was the lack of knowledge these protesters had. I can’t stress enough at how embarrassingly little these people knew about the things they were protesting against and how the majority of them were unable to answer the most basic of questions. Questions like ‘why are you specifically against GMOs?’ Many danced around the question or changed the [...]

Sue Mallender Does Not Live in the Real World

October 5, 2014 // 14 Comments

Back in May of this year on a particularly wet day League of Nerds co-host, James, and I attended a March against Monsanto protest in Nottingham. The protest was attended by a relatively large group of people who I presumed were there to protest against the agriculture company Monsanto. Instead it became apparent very early on that they were there to protest against genetically modified organisms as a whole. The main event began with a speech from one of the organizers who, for some reason, [...]