Hay River residents rally against genetically modified crops
People in Hay River, N.W.T., are marching Saturday to protest against Monsanto, the company known for marketing chemicals used to kill weeds and promoting genetically engineered crops.
The march comes at a time when the Town of Hay River is developing an agriculture strategy.
Eileen Gour, who is helping organize the march, says right now there are no genetically modified crops produced in the N.W.T.'s South Slave region and some people in the community would like to keep it that way.
"We don't grow corn and canola and those things yet," she said. "There's a few of us that would like this to be a GMO-free zone because these genetic things also spill over through pollination … into other similar plants.
"It's not a boo to Monsanto specifically. It's to help people gain some awareness so that they can make their own decisions about the food that they eat."
The march takes place Saturday morning in front of the Hay River Town Hall.