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    Hundreds Join Anti-Monsanto Rally in L.A.

    David King, founder and chairman of the Seed Library of Los Angeles, speaks to activists during a protest against agribusiness giant Monsanto in Los Angeles on May 25, 2013. Marches and rallies against Monsanto and genetically modified organisms (GMO) food and seeds were held across the US and in other countries with protestors calling attention to the dangers posed by GMO food.     AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Hundreds marched in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to protest the Monsanto Co., which makes genetically modified seeds, one of several protests across the country. The social-media organized protest was part of the “March Against Monsanto” movement, which had participants from 436 cities in 52 countries across the world, organizers said. Monsanto, a multinational firm based in St. Louis, told the Associated Press that it stands by its seeds, despite the growing body of critics against genetically modified crops. On Thursday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly rejected a 2013 farm bill that would require labeling of genetically modified foods.

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