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The earthquake that hit Haiti in January is proving to be a lucky business break for Monsanto. They are offering Haiti's farmers a deadly gift -- 475 metric tons of genetically-modified (GM) seeds, plus associated fertilizer and pesticides.
These GM seeds have been declared dangerous by many countries.
According to Global Research:
“Soon there will be only Monsanto seeds in Haiti. Then it will be goodbye to farmers' independence ... But Haitian farmers wishing to use them for future har
Haiti currently has no law on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), but their Ministry of Agriculture decided not to accept the genetically engineered seeds Monsanto was offering.
They did, however, accept the 475 tons of hybrid corn and vegetable seeds. These include varieties that are unsuited for seed-saving, which will force farmers to buy seeds year after year. Furthermore, many are treated with pesticides, including at least one variety that requires special warning labels and protective clothing when handled in the United States.
Fortunately, unlike in the United States where GM seeds are accepted with open arms, the Haitian people have spotted the wolf in sheep’s clothing that Monsanto really is.
Writing in the Huffington Post, Beverly Bell reported that Haitian peasant farmer leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called Monsanto’s “gift” of seeds “a new earthquake” and has committed to burning them.