Small-holder farmers in Pongola, KZN, join the international March Against Monsanto, adding their voices to the call for a permanent boycott of genetically engineered seed, food and other harmful agro-chemicals.

Pongola farmers March Against Monsanto

Small-holder farmers in Pongola, KZN, joined the international March Against Monsanto on 24 May 2014, adding their voices to the call for a permanent boycott of genetically engineered seed, food and other harmful agro-chemicals. In their fight to save their natural seeds and traditional farming practices, these farmers have refused government "gifts" of GM seed.

Carrying placards demanding "Monsanto Stop Poisoning Us", the farmers marched to the local Department of Agriculture offices and handed over a memorandum demanding their farmers` rights to seed sovereignty, and that their indigenous knowledge and traditional seed be honoured and protected.