A coalition of groups gathered next to the Des Moines River and the World Food Prize headquarters to honor "World Water Day" Thursday, by calling for corporate ag interests to do more to clean up the environment.
The groups "Mighty Earth", Iowa CCI and the Women's International League of Peace and Freedom of Des Moines gathered to protest against several corporate agriculture companies.
"Mighty Earth" wants Tyson Foods to do more to clean up Iowa's waterways. "WILPF" wants Iowans to join the chorus of opponents to the merger of ag chemical interests Monsanto and Bayer. Iowa CCI wants the legislature to act to restrict further ag confinement operations.