The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and Moms across America (MAA) will confront Monsanto (NYSE: MON) executives today at the St. Louis-based corporation’s annual shareholders meeting.
Zen Honeycutt, founder of MAA, acting as shareholder proxy for Harrington Investments, will attend the shareholder meeting. On behalf of Harrington, Honeycutt will present a proposal intended to pave the way for more accountability on the part of Monsanto’s Board of Directors.
Honeycutt also will present scientific evidence linking Roundup’s key active ingredient, glyphosate, to a host of human health issues, and will deliver a stack of personal testimonials, collected by OCA and MAA, from people whose health has suffered because of exposure to glyphosate.
Outside the meeting, two medical doctors—Jeff Ritterman, M.D. and Norm Shealy, M.D.—will speak to protestors on the health hazards of GMO foods and glyphosate at an OCA-led rally. Protestors, dressed in black, carried “Monsanto Is Making Us Sick” banners, and posters featuring the images and words of people who have been injured by Roundup. The groups will end the protest by creating a memorial to the victims of Monsanto’s products, constructed in front of the corporate sign.