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Monsanto in Haiti

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- 2928 days ago -
Last spring, Haiti's minister of agriculture gave agribusiness giant Monsanto permission to 'donate' 505 tons of seeds to Haiti 'to support the reconstruction effort'. A year later, Beverly Bell asks what has become of the seeds that Monsanto gave, and >>


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Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 12:39 pm
Noted. Thank You.

Azaima A (207)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 5:07 am
These people are smart, and have been punished for thinking for themselves for many years.

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 6:14 am
TY Naoko. Although seed packets are EXTREMELY needed~ Monsanto??? SICK! So very very sad!

patricia l (317)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 7:09 am
Hopefully, the seeds were all destroyed.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 4:31 pm
We need petitions to support these people there!!!

Lyne F (93)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 4:57 pm
Thanks for the post Naoko

Mary T (178)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 6:26 pm
Thanks for the post and I agree Shelly we do need a petition to help these people.

Rosemary Rannes (642)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 9:58 pm
Francesco Del Re of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) should be fired .
The Haitian farmers do not need to become 'dependent' on Monsanto.
"One USAID/WINNER staffperson passed on an internal document to the journalists. “Preliminary Report on the seed donation of hybrid maize and vegetable seeds from MONSANTO” revealing USAID/WINNER’s intent. According to the document, “Despite a whole media campaign [by grassroots organizations and “political leaders”] against hybrids under the cover of GMO/Agent Orange/Round Up, the seeds were used almost everywhere, the true message got through, although not at the level hoped for [emphasis added].”
This entire situation is outrageous !


Ruth R (246)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 11:36 pm
Noted. Where are the petitions?

. (0)
Friday July 15, 2011, 5:28 am
noted with disgust

Elizabeth P (99)
Friday July 15, 2011, 6:55 am
Not good. The goverment and Monsanto should be ashamed for poisioning Childeren and their this country or any were else.

Farah Hage Ali (154)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 2:05 am
noted, thank you
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