About 50 people turned out to march around downtown Guelph and demand an end to use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food on Saturday afternoon.
The protests were part of a worldwide March Against Monsanto, organized locally by the Ontario Public Information Research Group and members of the Council of Canadians.
Protesters assembled at Guelph City Hall Saturday at 2 p.m.
Protester Donna Jennison told me protesters are primarily demanding that food items containing genetically modified organisms be labelled as such and that governments around the world enact regulations limiting the use of GMOs, or eliminating them altogether.
Their ire was aimed at Monsanto, a worldwide agribusiness firm amd developer of GMOs, which has a business office and research station in Guelph.
Protesters marched a short route around downtown, sporting signs and chanting, before returning to City Hall to listen to songs and eat food.