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Conn. residents to march against Monsanto

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 100 Connecticut residents expected to participate in a "March Against Monsanto" in downtown Hartford.

Saturday's demonstration is in conjunction with marches and rallies set to occur in nearly every U.S. state and dozens of foreign countries.

Protesters are seeking to bring attention to what they say are the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the food giants that produce it.

The march, which is organized by independent activists, is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Demonstrators will move around Bushnell Park and pass the state Capitol.

A separate rally is planned at in Trinity Point Park 2 p.m.

The state Senate and House of Representatives this week passed separate bills that would require special labels for foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

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