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Monsanto: get out of Haiti

Jul 20

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Haitian peasants say no to gift of seeds

 

The earthquake, which devastated Haiti in January 2010, killed more than 300,000 people, injured 500,000 and made more than 1 million homeless.

Haiti’s vulnerability to natural disasters has several causes. The colonial and post colonial occupations in Haiti, the financial institutions, the multinational corporations as well as national political and economic powers are responsible for this situation.

Now Monsanto, the world’s largest seed producer, is trying to offer Haiti a fatal gift, with the complicity of the U.S. Government agency USAID: 475 tons of hybrid seeds. For historical reasons, many Haitians mistrust the intentions of multinational corporations and the United States government.

The peasant organisations have spoken out clearly against this 'deadly gift' and have demonstrated to say “no to Monsanto’s mortal gift which is a new earthquake hitting the agricultural sector”. They are asking for support to protect their food sovereignty. Please go to: www.rainforest-rescue.org and sign a protest letter addressed to the Haitian authorities.

 

 

 

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