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March Against Monsanto Miami: More Than 1,300 Protestors, Senator Maria Lorts Sachs Attended (Photos)

As part of a global day of action, over 1,300 protestors turned up to Miami's Omni/ Adrienne Arscht Metro station to take part in the worldwide March Against Monsanto.

Organizers say more than two million people took part in rallies across more than 400 cities spread throughout 52 countries -- much higher numbers than initially expected.

Miami's march involved a varied array of individuals from all over South Florida and included a speech by Senator Maria Lorts Sachs, who sponsored the Senate mandatory labeling initiative in the last legislative session.

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- Protestors Preparing for March Against Monsanto This Saturday: Senator Maria Lorts Sachs Speaking

In the US most corn and soybean crops are genetically modified. Those two ingredients are included in a large portion of the countries processed foods.

After the failure of California's Proposition 37, a bill which required mandatory labeling of such genetically modified material in foods, failed last November activists began making bigger pushes to get mandatory labeling initiatives on other state ballots.

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