Posted: Sep 12, 2012 3:58 PM by Associated Press
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - About a dozen anti-genetic foods protesters have blocked the gates to a large Southern California seed plant.
The activists showed up at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and chained themselves to vehicles they parked at entrances to Oxnard's Seminis Vegetable Seeds, a subsidiary of Monsanto.
Protester Ariel Vegosen says the Occupy Monsanto demonstrators blocking three Seminis gates are willing to risk arrest.
Police Officer Brandon Palma says there have been no arrests.
Seminis is the world's largest developer, grower and marketer of vegetable seeds. A spokesman at St. Louis-based Seminis didn't immediately return a call.
The protest comes as California voters consider Proposition 37 on the November ballot. It would require a label on most processed foods letting consumers know if they contain ingredients derived from DNA altered plants.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Watch Daybreak Web Videos in full
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties