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Media Coverage Blackout Over Anti-Monsanto Protests

Anthony Gucciardi
May 28th, 2013
Updated 05/07/2014 at 11:01 pm
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The decision by the mainstream media to ignore the thousands of individuals marching down the busiest streets of major cities worldwide may be appalling, but in reality it matters very little at this point. Not only is the movement against Monsanto adding to its number each day thanks to the real alternative media and intelligent activism, but the movement as a whole is driven by an inexorable desire to push the GMO ‘food bully’ out of our food supply.

And in addition to the rapid success, growth, and determination of the movement, we have key players in the alternative media that have decided they’re fed up with the hindered focus of mainstream news agencies. I am extremely glad that we decided to run live coverage on the March Against Monsanto in Philadelphia for its first year, as otherwise the event would not have been properly documented and shared. Couple that with the fact that the mainstream media is on its last breathe of life, and you realize that the alternative news media can actually succeed without the support of the multi-billion dollar news agencies whose ratings are plunging.

march against monsanto media 263x164 Media Coverage Blackout Over Anti Monsanto ProtestsWhat’s truly amazing is that I saw hundreds of pedestrians not taking part in the march use their smart phones to take a few minutes of video. Video that they will likely post on Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter and incite social media activity. Whether it’s asking what is going on via their hundreds of friends on Facebook, or showing support for the march. This is how ideas and movements spread in the modern age, and this is how things like the March Against Monsanto go viral — no television required.

In fact, it really just comes down to strong ideas and topics. We have so much support from so many different groups coming out and standing up against Monsanto that it just goes to show there is a ‘sleeping giant’ of awake individuals who thoroughly understand the challenges we face as a nation. One only needs to tap into that powerful energy of resistance to ignite a movement, like a match to a gasoline-drenched fire pit.

I was extremely impressed and inspired by the support at March Against Monsanto, including the number of readers who came up to voice their support. At the end of the day, even corrupt Monsanto executives and paid-off politicians cannot stand up against a movement like this.


About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Media Coverage Blackout Over Anti Monsanto ProtestsGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

From around the web:

  • Susan

    Thank you Anthony! The journey of a thousand miles had many steps on the 25th of May and we are starting to see great results already!. Lets keep the momentum going! Check out the marches planned for July 4th and October on facebook! Check out GMOFreeUSA and search March Against Monsanto EVENTS. :) We will win this, for the sake of our health our family's health and the health of this earth. Monsanto can be stopped. If we all quit buying ANY of their poison WE WIN!

  • KahuHealani

    See You-Tube for this CNN Broadcast.

  • KahuHealani

    Must See ~CNN Coverage of the March Against Monsanto & the Truth About GMOs. *Tonight Hawaii News – KGMB covered the March & Protests . . .and ID the 'Rainbow Papaya' as a GMO corp here in Hawai'i.

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  • Kimbutgar

    Ironic they had no problem covering the recent IRS protests that had fewer people than participated in the Monsanto protest. I guess the MSM is afraid to lose advertising dollars. Idiots where tri corner hats are more important than people who want to protect their food.

  • dogitydog

    I just got a wild hair and decided to visit the Monsanto website for the first time out of curiosity. I think I am going to throw up. That was unbearable to read.

  • Linda Phillippi

    There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.

  • Gabriele

    I am planing on labeling all of my shirts with anti GMO and anti Monsanto phrases and I will not stop wearing them until we get monsanto to label their products. Who is with me?

    • dogitydog

      I think that anti-Monsanto shirts would actually sell pretty well. We could make some money doing something we love. Trashing Monsanto!

  • Gabriele

    I guess we have to yell louder and with more voices and right in front of the news stations next time. Oct 12 th

    • Cindy

      I'm going to put on my back car window, GMOS ARE SO UN-AMERICAN.

  • Thomas Lynch

    Congrats to all that marched. And to the news folks – who cares we don't need you but YOU need us? Like printed newspapers, the network and "big chain" news media is actually making themselves irrelevent and outdated……..useless and untrustworthy. They are become extinct. No suprise all the major news markets that did NOT cover this story also have the highest gun crime rates, most strict gun control laws and oddly enough (like philadelphia against ALL mathamatical odds) had low or ZERO votes cast for a republican presidental candidate? whihc was also not reported or investigated by these same news outlets? Best way to avoid all this is turn off the boob tube or cable box and vote by NOT supporting their advertisers or watching their garbage.

  • Gmofree

    We marched in Hartford as a hard, cold rain came down. I imagined maybe 20 people in attendance as I made my way downtown. Even with the wind and rain, close to 300 people took part in the march. There was NO media coverage. No matter, we will not back down, we will not go away, we will not be quiet, we will stand strong and grow stronger, until the madness stops, and we take back our food.

  • Vincent Nunes

    The company that produced should NOT be anywhere near our food supply.

  • Tyranny

    Great work Anthony! We had a similar crowd in St Paul. Call those politicians that were paid off by Monsanto now!

  • arrowblue

    I attended and was among thousands, however, the local news reported that just a few hundred people attended. Also, any video clips they offered of the gathering and march were clearly chosen to bias people as they were all of folks who prefer a more hippie/bohemian dress style. This was done deliberately to lead folks into believing it was a non-issue for them, and were not represented at all.

    There were people from all walks of life yet the local news chose to portray this event as an event only a few people could identify with.

  • StopDemockery

    The fake-Jewish Khazarian Zionist banksters are still firmly in power. Their matrix of lies is still fully entrenched in the Human psyche. They still live happy, long, healthy lives in the lap of luxury: their karmic reward for murdering millions of Us and destroying our planet. Only a bloody global revolution will unseat them. And, I don't intend to witness that or Humanity being herded off the cliffs like lemmings. I wish I could unknow what I know in fact. I wish I was an ignorant guy driving a pickup with a dog with two different colored eyes, jumping over rolling beer bottles in the bed of that truck, a guy who thinks his wife goes into heat on payday nights, that he'll be forgiven of all his sins on Sundays and that governments are log-jambed boy scouts trying to help us out.

    • Hugo liebenberg

      Will the real Israel please stand up!