Haitian Farmers Refuse Monsanto's GM Seeds & Instead Plan on Burning Them

Haitian Farmers Refuse Monsanto's GM Seeds & Instead Plan on Burning Them

Food Freedom recently reported that Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, peasant farmer leader of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called the entry of Monsanto seeds into Haiti "a very strong attack on small agriculture, on farmers, on biodiversity, on Creole seeds. Monsanto's seed donations were an unwelcomed gift to a country with vocal opposition to GMO seeds for fear they would ruin what little agriculture the country has left.

Monsanto will be donating 60,000 seed sacks of hybrid corn and vegetable seeds to Haiti and MPP leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste has vowed to burn them. According to Food Freedom,

The hybrid corn seeds Monsanto has donated to Haiti are treated with the fungicide Maxim XO, and the calypso tomato seeds are treated with thiram.[3] Thiram belongs to a highly toxic class of chemicals called ethylene bisdithiocarbamates (EBDCs). The EPA determined that EBDC-treated plants are so dangerous to agricultural workers that they must wear special protective clothing when handling them.

Monsanto is trying to create the some addiction it created at home, abroad. Considering that more than 9 out of 10 soybean seeds in the U.S. are linked to Monsanto. It's the same for cotton and just a little lower for corn. That gives Monsanto complete control over seed companies because no seed company could survive without selling Monsanto's Round Up Ready Seeds. I wrote last year that with a monopoly on the industry the company can increase prices. In the end, this cycle will hurt farmers who depend on the seeds because farmers can't risk the litigation that would ensue should they replant the seeds. While the initial donation would be free, peasant farmers could never afford to continually pay from them year after year. It's a heartless scheme.

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http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/05/haitian_farmers_refuse_monsantos_seeds_and_instead_commit_to_burning_them.php#ch01

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Pierre F. Lherisson
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Monsanto seed donation to Haiti would have been the introduction of a Trojan horse there. This multinational agricultural biotechnology corporations as well as DuPont are specialized in genetically modified organisms-GMO which I call “General Malefactor Organization.” This company was involves in the production of Agent Orange for us military during the Vietnam War. Monsanto first genetically modify a plant cell in 1982.Subsequently, its patented seeds have been distributed under the appellation of “Terminator” that produces plants that have sterile seeds so they do not flower or grow fruit after the initial planting which means that the farmers are compelled the… Read more »
Say No to Corporate America
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Good Move!
Monsanto is like a drug dealer- they are pushing their suicide seeds. United States of Anything Incorporated should be so smart! Obama appointed Monsanto men to head up FDA and USDA so the People have the dangerous GE food throughout the food supply. People do not want genetically altered food so they need to BUY ORGANIC and STOP SUPPORTING MONSANTO!

“Deeds of Destruction – Government, Monsanto, Chemtrails and Food”;
http://saynotocorporateamerica.blogspot.com/2011/01/deeds-of-destruction.html

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