Hundreds Join Anti-Monsanto Rally in L.A.

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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.