Haiti : Haitian Farmers reject Monsanto "demon" seeds

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Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds
Tuesday 18 May 2010

by: Beverly Bell, t r u t h o u t | Report


Jonas Deronzil from Verrettes has been farming since 1974. Like small producers throughout Haiti, his meager income from corn, rice and beans is threatened by new competition from Monsanto. (Photo: Beverly Bell)
"A new earthquake" is what peasant farmer leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called the news that Monsanto will be donating 60,000 seed sacks (475 tons) of hybrid corn seeds and vegetable seeds, some of them treated with highly toxic pesticides. The MPP has committed to burning Monsanto's seeds, and has called for a march to protest the corporation's presence in Haiti on June 4, for World Environment Day.

In an open letter sent May 14, Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, the executive director of MPP and the spokesperson for the National Peasant Movement of the Congress of Papay (MPNKP), called the entry of Monsanto seeds into Haiti "a very strong attack on small agriculture, on farmers, on biodiversity, on Creole seeds ... and on what is left our environment in Haiti."(1) Haitian social movements have been vocal in their opposition to agribusiness imports of seeds and food, which undermines local production with local seed stocks. They have expressed special concern about the import of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

For now, without a law regulating the use of GMOs in Haiti, the Ministry of Agriculture rejected Monsanto's offer of Roundup Ready GMOs seeds. In an email exchange, a Monsanto representative assured the Ministry of Agriculture that the seeds being donated are not GMOs.


http://www.truthout.org/haitian-farmers-commit-burning-monsanto-hybrid-seeds59616


Some info about Monanto
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-world-according-to-monsanto/
 

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I can't blame them. Beware of GM foods! I know they are suppose to be more hardy and resistant to plights to devastate crops, and that's good. But GM foods can take over and wipe out ordinary non-GM foods and that's is seriously bad.

It's almost too late for us here in America, our government doesn't care. Not only are we eating GM foods, but they've allowed cloned meat into the system as well. They are gonna fug us all up. If you have a pig ear growing out of your head with corn attached, you now know why.

SAVE YOURSELVES! DON'T TAKE ANY OF AMERICA'S SEEDS!

And don't take any cow or monkey meat from Europe. They got good seeds tho - their government cares about them.


On the brighter side, that pig ear with the corn that is growing out of your head? - that's about 2 food groups, so chop it off and eat it up :wink:
 

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Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds
Tuesday 18 May 2010

by: Beverly Bell, t r u t h o u t | Report


Jonas Deronzil from Verrettes has been farming since 1974. Like small producers throughout Haiti, his meager income from corn, rice and beans is threatened by new competition from Monsanto. (Photo: Beverly Bell)
"A new earthquake" is what peasant farmer leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called the news that Monsanto will be donating 60,000 seed sacks (475 tons) of hybrid corn seeds and vegetable seeds, some of them treated with highly toxic pesticides. The MPP has committed to burning Monsanto's seeds, and has called for a march to protest the corporation's presence in Haiti on June 4, for World Environment Day.

In an open letter sent May 14, Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, the executive director of MPP and the spokesperson for the National Peasant Movement of the Congress of Papay (MPNKP), called the entry of Monsanto seeds into Haiti "a very strong attack on small agriculture, on farmers, on biodiversity, on Creole seeds ... and on what is left our environment in Haiti."(1) Haitian social movements have been vocal in their opposition to agribusiness imports of seeds and food, which undermines local production with local seed stocks. They have expressed special concern about the import of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

For now, without a law regulating the use of GMOs in Haiti, the Ministry of Agriculture rejected Monsanto's offer of Roundup Ready GMOs seeds. In an email exchange, a Monsanto representative assured the Ministry of Agriculture that the seeds being donated are not GMOs.


http://www.truthout.org/haitian-farmers-commit-burning-monsanto-hybrid-seeds59616


Some info about Monanto
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-world-according-to-monsanto/

Monsanto may be (partially) truthful when they say their seeds aren't Round-up ready, but the seeds from that first crop will be. In other words, the seeds they send will grow without fertilizer, but if you tried to take the seeds from that crop and replant them the next year, the only way they would ever grow is if you sprayed them with Round-Up fertilizer and pesticides, otherwise they would just die. I think they're called Suicide Seeds, or something to that effect. There are several documentaries online about the damage Monsanto is doing to the world's food supply.

The U.S. is one of the only countries that allows this crap to be part of it's people's food supply.

Google "The Future of Food". Scary stuff.
 

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Research Links Genetically Modified Food To Long Term Sterility

A new study done by Russian scientists suggests that Genetically Modified Food may cause long term sterility, that is, sterility in second and third generations. The scientists used hamsters for this research and divided them into groups. One group of hamsters was fed a normal diet without any soy products, a second group was fed non-GMO (genetically modified organism) soy, the third ate GM soy and the fourth group was fed an even higher amount of GM soy than the third.

Each group produced about seven to eight litters of baby hamsters each without any problems. But when the researchers selected new breeding pairs from the offspring, the second generation had a slower growth rate and reached their sexual maturity later than normal. They also had a mortality rate, five times higher than the hamsters who didn’t eat soy. Even more shocking was the fact that nearly all of the third generation GM soy eating hamsters were sterile and also experienced hair growing inside their mouths.



http://www.psfk.com/2010/06/research-links-genetically-modified-food-to-long-term-sterility.html
 
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