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Monsanto GMO Corn Forced on Nepal

USAID Pushes Monsanto GMO Corn on Nepal
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The Nepalese government has teamed up with agricultural giant Monsanto to force farmers to use its GMO seeds. The strain, banned in several EU countries, will be used to substitute imports.

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8:29PM PST on Jan 11, 2013

We need our food labeled as to if it is genetically engineered or not .
As it is the US government is owned by the corporations. It is now the "Corporate States of America".We need to push our politicians to work for US.
It is bad enough that there is garbage food being fed to us without knowledge.

8:46PM PST on Jan 10, 2013

Bastards

9:28AM PST on Dec 15, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

1:37AM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

sad

9:36AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

Monsanto has a lot to answer for.

7:35AM PDT on Jul 28, 2012

There has never been a time where it is more important that we pay attention to our own well being and watch out for the corporations who, without care, push ahead, with money making in mind and human welfare tossed to the wind. Corporate abuse.

4:31AM PDT on Jul 28, 2012

Boycott monsanto and buy organic.

8:33AM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

This is NOT a done deal yet people. “If an organization like USAID [US Agency for International Development] wants to help us with a company like Monsanto, we would hope that they would help us to actually develop our own hybrids instead, not to import their foreign seeds,” said Hari Dahal, spokesperson for the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, at a recent parliamentary hearing on food sovereignty, as reported in local media. While this would be the first time a donor subsidizes the cost of hybrid seeds on such a large scale in Nepal - targeting 20,000 farmers in three commercial maize-producing districts of Kavre, Chitwan and Nawal Parasi along the southern lowland belt in the Terai region bordering India - Monsanto has been exporting hybrid maize seed to Nepal since 2004. Monsanto’s presence was unheralded, unsubsidized and until recently, largely unnoticed, said Sabin Ninglekhu, an organizer of the Facebook campaign. “To be honest, we didn’t know Monsanto was in the country before the USAID announcement.” http://www.irinnews.org/Report/94611/Analysis-Nepal-s-Monsanto-debate-spotlights-seed-sovereignty

5:14AM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

Well said, Heather and Lydia.

5:14AM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

Horrible!

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